Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia

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Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia
Načelnik Glavnog stožera Oružanih snaga Republike Hrvatske
Seal of Armed General Staff of the Armed Forces of Croatia.png
Coat of Arms
Mirko Šundov.jpg
Incumbent
General Mirko Šundov

since 1 March 2016
Ministry of Defence
Member ofGeneral Staff
Reports toPresident of Croatia
AppointerKolinda Grabar-Kitarović
President of Croatia
Formation21 September 1991
First holderGeneral of the Army Anton Tus
DeputyMajor General Drago Matanović

The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Načelnik Glavnog stožera Oružanih snaga Republike Hrvatske) is the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Croatia. He is appointed by the President of Croatia, who is the commander-in-chief. The current Chief of the General Staff is Lieutenant General Mirko Šundov.

List of chiefs of the general staff[edit]

Chief of the General Staff Took office Left office Time in office Defence branch Commander-in-Chief
1
Anton Tus
Tus, AntonGeneral of the Army
Anton Tus
(born 1931)
[a]
21 September 199120 November 19921 year, 60 daysSeal of Croatian Air Force.png
Air Force
Franjo Tuđman
2
Janko Bobetko
Bobetko, JankoGeneral of the Army
Janko Bobetko
(1919–2003)
[b]
20 November 199215 July 19952 years, 237 daysSeal of Croatian Army.png
Army
Franjo Tuđman
3
Zvonimir Červenko
Červenko, ZvonimirGeneral of the Army
Zvonimir Červenko
(1926–2001)
[c]
15 July 199511 November 19961 year, 119 daysSeal of Croatian Army.png
Army
Franjo Tuđman
4
Pavao Miljavac
Miljavac, PavaoGeneral
Pavao Miljavac
(born 1953)
[d]
11 November 199614 October 19981 year, 337 daysSeal of Croatian Army.png
Army
Franjo Tuđman
5
Davor Domazet-Lošo
Domazet-Lošo, DavorAdmiral
Davor Domazet-Lošo
(born 1948)
14 October 199810 March 20001 year, 148 daysSeal of Croatian Navy.png
Navy
Franjo Tuđman
Stjepan Mesić
6
Petar Stipetić
Stipetić, PetarGeneral of the Army
Petar Stipetić
(1937–2018)
10 March 200030 December 20022 years, 295 daysSeal of Croatian Army.png
Army
Stjepan Mesić
7
Josip Lucić
Lucić, JosipGeneral
Josip Lucić
(born 1957)
30 December 200216 January 20085 years, 17 daysSeal of Croatian Army.png
Army
Stjepan Mesić
-
Slavko Barić
Barić, SlavkoLieutenant General
Slavko Barić
(born 1957)
Acting
16 January 200828 February 200843 daysSeal of Croatian Army.png
Army
Stjepan Mesić
(7)
Josip Lucić
Lucić, JosipGeneral
Josip Lucić
(born 1957)
28 February 20081 March 20113 years, 1 daySeal of Croatian Army.png
Army
Stjepan Mesić
Ivo Josipović
8
Drago Lovrić
Lovrić, DragoGeneral
Drago Lovrić
(born 1961)
1 March 20111 March 20165 years, 0 daysSeal of Croatian Army.png
Army
Ivo Josipović
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
9
Mirko Šundov
Šundov, MirkoGeneral
Mirko Šundov
(born 1962)
1 March 2016Incumbent3 years, 109 daysSeal of Croatian Army.png
Army
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Previously served as the last commander of the Yugoslav Air Force from 1985 to 1991.
  2. ^ Served during the Operation Flash (1–3 May 1995).
  3. ^ Served during the Operation Storm (4–7 August 1995).
  4. ^ Afterwards served as the Minister of Defence from 1998 to 2000.

See also[edit]