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 of General Staff
Reports to President of Croatia
Appointer Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
President of Croatia
Formation 21 September 1991
First holder General of the Army Anton Tus
Deputy Major 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

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 1991 20 November 1992 1 year, 60 days Seal of Croatian Air Force.png
Air Force
Franjo Tuđman
2
Janko Bobetko
Bobetko, JankoGeneral of the Army
Janko Bobetko
(1919–2003)
[b]
20 November 1992 15 July 1995 2 years, 237 days Seal of Croatian Army.png
Army
Franjo Tuđman
3
Zvonimir Červenko
Červenko, ZvonimirGeneral of the Army
Zvonimir Červenko
(1926–2001)
[c]
15 July 1995 11 November 1996 1 year, 119 days Seal of Croatian Army.png
Army
Franjo Tuđman
4
Pavao Miljavac
Miljavac, PavaoGeneral
Pavao Miljavac
(born 1953)
[d]
11 November 1996 14 October 1998 1 year, 337 days Seal of Croatian Army.png
Army
Franjo Tuđman
5
Davor Domazet-Lošo
Domazet-Lošo, DavorAdmiral
Davor Domazet-Lošo
(born 1948)
14 October 1998 10 March 2000 1 year, 148 days Seal of Croatian Navy.png
Navy
Franjo Tuđman
Stjepan Mesić
6
Petar Stipetić
Stipetić, PetarGeneral of the Army
Petar Stipetić
(1937–2018)
10 March 2000 30 December 2002 2 years, 295 days Seal of Croatian Army.png
Army
Stjepan Mesić
7
Josip Lucić
Lucić, JosipGeneral
Josip Lucić
(born 1957)
30 December 2002 16 January 2008 5 years, 17 days Seal of Croatian Army.png
Army
Stjepan Mesić
-
Slavko Barić
Barić, SlavkoLieutenant General
Slavko Barić
(born 1957)
Acting
16 January 2008 28 February 2008 43 days Seal of Croatian Army.png
Army
Stjepan Mesić
(7)
Josip Lucić
Lucić, JosipGeneral
Josip Lucić
(born 1957)
28 February 2008 1 March 2011 3 years, 1 day Seal of Croatian Army.png
Army
Stjepan Mesić
Ivo Josipović
8
Drago Lovrić
Lovrić, DragoGeneral
Drago Lovrić
(born 1961)
1 March 2011 1 March 2016 5 years, 0 days Seal of Croatian Army.png
Army
Ivo Josipović
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
9
Mirko Šundov
Šundov, MirkoGeneral
Mirko Šundov
(born 1962)
1 March 2016 Incumbent 2 years, 287 days Seal of Croatian Army.png
Army
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

Notes

  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

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