Igor Alexandrovich Voronchenko – Former Commander-in-Chief of the Naval Forces of Ukraine, Admiral of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Place of Birth. Education. Igor Voronchenko was born on August 22, 1964 in the urban-type settlement of Babai, in the Kharkiv region. Since childhood, I wanted to become a soldier. He graduated from the Tashkent Tank School, after which he served in the group of Soviet troops in Germany, where he commanded a tank platoon. In 1988 he returned to the Soviet Union, served in the Belarusian Military District as commander of a tank company and chief of staff of a tank battalion.
After the collapse of the USSR, he returned to his homeland and took an oath of allegiance to the people of Ukraine. He served in the National Guard of Ukraine in Kharkov. From 1998 to 2003, he commanded a regiment on the territory of Crimea, which at first belonged to the 7th division of the NSU, and was later reformatted into the 501st separate motorized rifle regiment (military unit A0669).
On December 6, 2013, Colonel Igor Voronchenko – Deputy Commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for Coastal Defense – Head of the Department of Coastal and Territorial Defense Troops of the Command of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was awarded the military rank of Major General.
On October 14, 2015, Major General Igor Voronchenko, Head of the Main Directorate of Personnel of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, was awarded the military rank of Lieutenant General.
April 25, 2016 was appointed acting. Commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
On July 2, 2016, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko appointed Lieutenant General Igor Voronchenko Commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and awarded him the military rank of Vice Admiral.
On August 23, 2018, by decree of the President of Ukraine No. 242/2018, Igor Voronchenko was awarded the military rank of admiral.
June 11, 2023 President Volodymyr Zelensky fired Igor Voronchenko from the post of Commander of the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Since June 2023 – Chief Inspector of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
Awards. Order of Danylo Galitsky (August 24, 2013) – for a significant personal contribution to the protection of state sovereignty, ensuring the constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens, strengthening the economic security of the state, highly professional performance of official duties and on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of Ukraine’s independence.
Medal “For Impeccable Service” 3rd class (October 20, 1998) – for the exemplary performance of military duty, high professionalism.