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

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 Vice admiral Robert Hranj, since 1 March 2020.[1]

Chief of of the General Staff
Načelnik Glavnog stožera Oružanih snaga Republike Hrvatske
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Incumbent
Vice admiral Robert Hranj

since 1 March 2020
Ministry of Defence
Member ofGeneral Staff
Reports toMinister of Defence
AppointerPresident of Croatia
Formation21 September 1991
First holderGeneral of the Army Anton Tus

List of chiefs of the general staffEdit

No. Portrait Chief of the General Staff Took office Left office Time in office Defence branch Commander-in-Chief Ref
1Tus, AntonGeneral of the Army
Anton Tus
(born 1931)
[a]
21 September 199120 November 19921 year, 60 days  Croatian Air ForceFranjo Tuđman
2Bobetko, JankoGeneral of the Army
Janko Bobetko
(1919–2003)
[b]
20 November 199215 July 19952 years, 237 days  Croatian ArmyFranjo Tuđman
3Červenko, ZvonimirGeneral of the Army
Zvonimir Červenko
(1926–2001)
[c]
15 July 199511 November 19961 year, 119 days  Croatian ArmyFranjo Tuđman
4Miljavac, PavaoGeneral
Pavao Miljavac
(born 1953)
[d]
11 November 199614 October 19981 year, 337 days  Croatian ArmyFranjo Tuđman
5Domazet-Lošo, DavorAdmiral
Davor Domazet-Lošo
(born 1948)
14 October 199810 March 20001 year, 148 days  Croatian NavyFranjo Tuđman
Stjepan Mesić
6Stipetić, PetarGeneral of the Army
Petar Stipetić
(1937–2018)
10 March 200030 December 20022 years, 295 days  Croatian ArmyStjepan Mesić
7Lucić, JosipGeneral
Josip Lucić
(born 1957)
30 December 200216 January 20085 years, 17 days  Croatian ArmyStjepan Mesić
Barić, SlavkoLieutenant general
Slavko Barić [hr]
(born 1957)
Acting
16 January 200828 February 200843 days  Croatian ArmyStjepan Mesić
(7)Lucić, JosipGeneral
Josip Lucić
(born 1957)
28 February 20081 March 20113 years, 1 day  Croatian ArmyStjepan Mesić
Ivo Josipović
8Lovrić, DragoGeneral
Drago Lovrić
(born 1961)
1 March 20111 March 20165 years  Croatian ArmyIvo Josipović
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
9Šundov, MirkoGeneral
Mirko Šundov
(born 1962)
1 March 20161 March 20204 years  Croatian ArmyKolinda Grabar-Kitarović
Zoran Milanović
10Hranj, RobertVice admiral
Robert Hranj
(born 1962)
1 March 2020Incumbent1 year, 209 days  Croatian NavyZoran Milanović

NotesEdit

  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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Predsjednik Republike imenovao viceadmirala Roberta Hranja na dužnost načelnika Glavnog stožera OS RH". predsjednik.hr (in Croatian). 2020-02-21. Retrieved 2020-03-03.