Born in Afyonkarahisar in 1969, Ertan İNALTEKİN, completed his primary and secondary education in Istanbul. After graduating from Maltepe Military High School in 1987, he attended the Turkish Military Academy between 1987 and 1991 and graduated as Infantry Lieutenant in 1991. Completing the officers’ basic course at the Infantry School Command between 1991 and 1992, he served in the 229th Motorized Infantry Regiment Combat Group, the 12th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, the 2nd Special Protection Battalion, and as the Team and Division Command in Azerbaijan.
Attending the education in the Army War College between 2001 and 2003, he served as Staff Officer in the 3rd Mechanized Infantry Division Command between 2003 and 2005, as lecturer in Army War College between 2005 and 2008, as Battalion Command at the Mountain and Commando Brigade Command between 2008 and 2010, as Chief of Staff in 8th Mechanized Infantry Brigade Command between 2010 and 2013, as Commander of 1st Infantry Regiment in TRNC Security Forces Command between 2013 and 2015, as Head of Education in the Army War College between 2015 and 2017, and as the Commander of the Army War College between 2017 and 2019.
İNALTEKİN was appointed as the Secretary General of the Turkish National Defence University in August 2019. He completed his master’s degree in Beykent University Education Management and Supervision program in 2006 and also attended the course of military specialization in Armed Forces Academy in 2008. Colonel Ertan İNALTEKİN is married with two children and he is fluent in English.