Commander SNMCMG2

Frank Maginsky was born in Siegen, in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany in 1970.

He joined the Enlisted Ranks of the German Navy in 1990. His first sea-going deployment was on board FGS Pollux, as part of the 1st Minesweeping Squadron, operating out of Flensburg. Between 1992-93, following selection for Officer Training, he attended the Naval Academy, at Mürwik, as a cadet and also spent time on Sail Training Ship "Gorch Fock".

During the period 1997 to 2000 he undertook the various roles of Navigator, Operations and Executive Officer on FGS Lindau, as part of the 4th Minesweeping Squadron, based in Wilhelmshaven.

After participating on an exchange officer program at the Mine Counter Measures Squadron Two, in Ingleside, Texas, USA, he took up the post of Commanding Officer of FGS Weilheim, as part of the 1st Minesweeping Squadron, based in Olpenitz.

In 2005, he was appointed as Course Director for Junior Officers Mine Warfare Training at the Naval Operations School in Bremerhaven. This was followed by a deployment as a Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 1, Staff Officer at the NATO Component Command Maritime Northwood Headquarters, United Kingdom.

From 2010 until 2012 Commander Maginsky served as Deputy Commander, 3rd Minesweeping Squadron, based in Kiel, before attending the Joint Command and General Staff Course, at the Baltic Defence College, in Tartu, Estonia.

Between 2013 and 2016 he was assigned to NATO Joint Forces Command Naples, serving as the Deputy Section Head, Joint ISR Operations.

In 2016 he took up the position of Deputy Branch Head, for International Cooperation at the Leadership and Civic Education Centre, in Strausberg, Germany.

Commander Maginsky took Command of the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures 2 Group on 6th July 2018.

Commander Maginsky holds a Master’s Degree in Economics, and in his spare time, he is a passionate of outdoor activities. A married man, he lives in Berlin with his wife and two children.


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