Sergey Vladimirovich Surovikin was born on October 11 on 1966 in Novosibirsk. “He graduated from the Omsk Higher Combined Arms Command School, the Military Academy named after M.V. Frunze, Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Since June, 2004, commanded the 42-th Guards Division, stationed in the territory of the Chechen Republic. Then he commanded the 20-th combined arms army. In November, 2008 was appointed Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, ”the newspaper said the record of the general.
Since April, 2012 has served in the central office of the Russian Ministry of Defense. In October, 2012 was appointed Chief of Staff - First Deputy Commander of the Eastern Military District. From October 2013 of the year - Commander of the Military High Command.
The publication notes that "it was under the command of Colonel-General Sergei Surovikin that the Russian grouping of troops in Syria, in cooperation with the Syrian armed forces, achieved maximum success in the fight against international terrorism, almost destroying its stronghold in this Arab republic."