Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Eduard Simion, currently serves as the Senior Associate Expert, New Strategy Center, and Former Director of NATO HUMINT Center of Excellence, Romania.
Brig. Gen (Ret.) Eduard Simion is a former paratrooper. In his military career he served as a Military Intelligence officer focused on international relations domain. He was the officer with primary responsibility to establishing the NATO HUMINT Center of Excellence and he was appointed as the first NATO HUMINT COE Director in 2007. He has extensive experience as operational commander and as Intelligence Staff Officer within NATO and coalition environments, at all levels, tactical, operational and strategic, with developments to KFOR HQ Pristina – 2000, OIF IRAQ, An Nassiryah – 2004 and ISAF HQ Kabul 2006.
He participated in various activities, including leading positions in national, international and NATO exercises. Established in 2015, the New Strategy Center is a non-partisan, non-governmental organization focused on foreign, defense and security policy. NSC operates at three main levels: providing analytical inputs and expert advice to decision-makers; holding regular debates, both in-house and public, on subjects of topical interest; expanding external outreach through partnerships with similar institutions or organizations in Europe and the US, joint policy papers and international conferences.