DEPUTY OPERATION COMMANDER Rear Admiral (LH)Gilles Boidevezi
Rear Admiral Gilles Boidevezi was born 12 April 1965 in Marseilles, France.
After completion of naval academy sea training in 1989, he served as air defense and electronic warfare officer onboard several destroyers and was Commanding officer of divers support ship “Isard” (1993-1995). As Lieutenant commander, he was operations officer onboard ASW destroyer “La Motte-Picquet” (1997-1999).
He participated in operations in Lebanon (1989- 1990), Adriatic sea (1992-1995 & 1999) and Indian ocean (1998).
After graduating from Joint war college (Paris) in 2002, Commander Gilles Boidevezi was Director of naval academy sea training onboard Helicopters carrier “Jeanne d’Arc” (2002-2004), Commanding officer of frigate “Nivôse” based in La Reunion (Indian ocean) (2004-2005) and Sea combat desk officer, Defense Staff, Plans and Policy (2005-2008).
Promoted Captain in 2007, he was commanding officer of Air defense destroyer “Jean Bart” (2008-2010), then attended the French national defense institute course (2010-2011).
From 2011 to 2014, Captain Gilles Boidevezi was Deputy Director International and Strategic Affairs, Prime Minister office then was appointed as Deputy commander, French Mediterranean Joint Command (CECMED) (2014-2016).
Before being promoted Rear admiral on 19 June 2017, Captain Gilles Boidevezi was Assistant deputy Chief of the Navy for Operations.
On July 1st, 2017 he has been appointed as Deputy Operation Commander for EUNAVFORMED operation Sophia mission.
He is officer of the Legion of Honour and of the National Order of Merit.