On 12 November, President of Latvia Egils Levits presented the Presidential Medal to former Chief of the Military Police of the National Armed Forces (NAF) Colonel Tālis Majors in recognition of his enormous role in promoting national security and defence of Latvia.
‘You joined our military service and have been protecting Latvia’s independence and security since Latvia regained its national independence. You have been there from day one. There are few people who could boast such track record,’ President of Latvia Egils Levits underlined. Colonel Majors was one of the officers who enrolled in First Police Battalion in March of 1991. Battalion was the first military unit formed after regaining of independence. Colonel Tālis Majors has served in various positions throughout his career and been the Chief of NAF Military Police from 2008 until 10 November 2022.
During his military career Colonel Majors has been in charge of the security of key state institutions and officials, while also ensuring personal protection of foreign dignitaries during their visit to Latvia, including the visit by His Holiness Pope John Paul II in 1993. He has also accrued valuable security assurance experience during events of various levels and complexity.