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Director, General Directorate of Mapping
Brigadier General Hurşit AĞIRCAN
Brigadier General Hurşit AĞIRCAN was born in Haymana/Ankara in 1964. He graduated from the Turkish Military Academy in 1985 and the Artillery and Missile School in 1986.
Brigadier General Hurşit AĞIRCAN served in various positions at the Turkish Armed Forces. He served as the Battery Officer at the 41st Infantry Brigade Artillery Battalion (Pınarhisar/Kırklareli) between 1986 and 1989. From 1989-1972 he served as the Battery Commander at the 10th Infantry Brigade Artillery Battalion (Erciş/Van). He served as the Training Platoon Commander, the Training Battery Commander and the Service Unit Commander at the 58th Artillery Training Brigade (Burdur) between 1992 and 1998. During this period, he also completed the Basic English Language Course in Istanbul in 1997.
From 1998-2000, he served as the Quarter Support Company Commander at the 51st Internal Security Brigade 2nd Internal Security Battalion. He delivered lectures about artillery at the Artillery and Missile School between 2000 and 2005. He served as the Battalion Commander at the 1st Infantry Brigade Artillery Battalion (Adapazarı/Sakarya) between 2005 and 2007. From 2007-2009 he served as the Operations and Training Section Chief at the 39th Mechanized Infantry Division Artillery Regiment (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus). He served at the Evaluation and Inspection Division of the Army as the Artillery Member between 2009 and 2011. From 2011-2013 he served as Deputy Commander at 57th Artillery Brigade (Menderes/İzmir). He served as the Artillery Member at the Evaluation and Inspection Division of the Army between 2013 and 2016.
He was promoted to Brigadier General in 2016 according to the decisions of the Supreme Military Council and from 2016 to 2019 he served as the Commander of the Artillery and Missile School.
He was appointed as the Director of the General Directorate of Mapping on 21 August 2019.
He is married to Mrs. Bedia AĞIRCAN and has two children.