Col. Mesut Maden was born in Germany in 1972. He attended Işıklar Military High School in Bursa and Turkish Military Academy before he was commissioned as a Gendarmerie officer in 1995.
Since then, he served in various Special Operations/Commando, Intel Planning/Collection/Analysis, Crime Prevention/Investigation Units/HQ’s as Commander/Staff Officer throughout Turkey.
Additionally, in 2000 he served for 6 months as Guard/Gate Commander in the Force Protection Company for HQ-SFOR in Sarajevo, in 2007 for 6 months as Plans Integration Officer in Current Plans Cell CJOC-ISAF in Kabul and in 2010-2012 as RFI Officer in JOC JFC-Naples.
Lately, he was Deputy Commander of the Provincial Command of Gendarmerie in Sivas.