Colonel Hennadiy Kovalenko is serving as a staff officer at the Strategic Allied Command Transformation (SACT) HQ in Norfolk, Virginia. He graduated from the Air Force Military Institute in 1996 and the National Defense Academy of Ukraine in 2005. He completed the Joint Command and General Staff Course at the Baltic Defense College in 2004, and he graduated from the Royal College of Defense Studies in London, UK, in 2014. In 2015, he achieved his Master's Degree in International Security and Strategy at King's College London. Colonel Kovalenko has served in multiple positions in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, and in the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. From the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, he has been deployed in different capacities, most recently being responsible for coordinating international support and assistance.