Rear Admiral (LH) Cengiz FİTOZ was born in Karamürsel/Kocaeli in 1969. He graduated from Naval High School in 1987 and from Turkish Naval Academy in 1991.
After having served on board various surface assets as branch officer and division officer between 1991 and 1996, Rear Admiral (LH) Cengiz FİTOZ commanded “TCSG-113” and “TCSG-134” between 1996 and 2001.
Rear Admiral (LH) Cengiz FİTOZ graduated from Naval War College in 2003 and from Turkish Armed Forces College in 2006. He was assigned as Çanakkale Group Commandant of Turkish Coast Guard from 2006 to 2008, as Kyiv Military Attaché in Ukraine from 2011 to 2014 and as the Commandant of Turkish Coast Guard Aegean Sea Regional Command from 2016 to 2017.
He served as Operational Staff Officer at NATO Southeast Europe Joint Command between 2003 and 2004 and as Chief of Operation and Communication Branch at Turkish Navy Patrol Fleet Command between 2004 and 2005 and at Turkish Coast Guard HQs as the Chief of Plan, Organization and Cadre Branch from 2005 to 2006 and as the Chief of Operation, Training and Exercise Branch and as the Acting Head of Operation Training Department between 2008 and 2011, as the Head of Operation Plan and Organization Department from 2014 to 2015 and as the Deputy Commandant of Turkish Coast Guard Aegean Sea Regional Command from 2015 to 2016 and lastly as the Acting Deputy Commandant of Turkish Coast Guard from 2017 to 2018.
Rear Admiral (LH) Cengiz FİTOZ has been promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral (LH) by presidential decree dated 12 August 2018 and no: 2018/103 and he has been assigned as the Deputy Commandant of Turkish Coast Guard by presidential decree no: 2018/105.
Rear Admiral (LH) Cengiz FİTOZ is married to Mrs. Arzu FİTOZ and they have two children named Onur and Duru. He speaks English.