General Orhan Yöney
After serving as a platoon leader and battery Commander in artillery units, he completed his military education at the Army Staff College in 1974 and graduated from the British Army Staff College in 1976.
After working as a military instructor at the Army Staff College in 1977, he was appointed to the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Belgium and served as a project officer in the Policy Branch for three years. He then served as a project officer and Section Chief for seven years at the Turkish General Staff Plans and Policy Division.
He commanded an artillery regiment from 1987 to 1989. Later, he served as Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations in the Turkish Third Army Headquarters from 1989 to 1990. He was promoted to Brigadier General in August 1990 and appointed to the Turkish General Staff headquarters as the Chief of Strategy and Force Planning Division.
General Yöney served as Deputy Assistant Director Plans and Policy Division in NATO International Military Staff in Brussels from June 1991 to August 1993. He subsequently commanded 19th Infantry Brigade and was promoted to Major General in August 1994. As a Major General, he served in Turkish General Staff as the Chief of Plans and Operations Division one year, and the Chief of Strategy and Force Planning Division again for two years. In August 1997, he took command of the 1st Mechanized Infantry Division in Ankara. General Yöney was the Commander of the National Security College between August 1998 and August 1999 in Ankara.
He was promoted to Lieutenant General on 30 August 1999 and commanded the 6th TU Corps until August 2000. Subsequently, he was assigned as the Turkish Permanent Military Representative to NATO.
General Yöney was assigned as Commander, Joint Command Southeast on 18 August 2003 and promoted to the rank of General on 30 August 2003.
General Yöney is married to Mrs. Emel Yöney and has two daughters.