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Ante Kotromanović
13th Minister of Defence of Croatia
Incumbent
Assumed office
23 December 2011
Prime Minister Zoran Milanović
Preceded by Davor Božinović
Member of Parliament

In office
11 January 2008 – 22 December 2011
Prime Minister Ivo Sanader (until 2009)
Jadranka Kosor
Constituency IX electoral district
Personal details
Born 8 May 1968(1968-05-08) (age 53)
Potravlje, Hrvace, Socialist Republic of Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croat
Political party Social Democratic Party of Croatia
Alma mater War College "Ban Josip Jelačić"
Occupation Politician
Profession Soldier
Military service
Allegiance  Croatia
Service/branch Croatian Army
Years of service 1990-2002
Rank Brigadier
Commands 126 Sinj Brigade
4th Guards Brigade
Battles/wars Croatian War of Independence
Awards Order of Duke Domagoj
Order of Nikola Šubić Zrinski
Order of Ban Jelačić

Ante Kotromanović (pronounced [ǎːnte kotromǎːnoʋitɕ]; born 8 May 1968) is Croatian politician and army officer. In December 2011, he became Defence Minister of Croatia.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Kotromanović was born in Potravlje near Hrvace. He graduated from Command and Staff Academy "Blago Zadro" and War College "Ban Josip Jelačić".[1]

In 1990 he become member of special forces of the Croatian police. A year later, in 1991, he become commander of special forces company in headquarters of the Croatian Army. In 1992, he was named commander of a battalion in teaching center in Sinj. From 1993 till 1996 he was commander of the 126th Sinj Brigade and Sinj Operational Zone. From 1996 till 19 October 1999 he was commander of the 4th Guard Brigade. After that, he attended War College "Ban Josip Jelačić", and in 2001 he was named commander of the Dubrovnik Divisional District. In 2002 he retired from army service.[1]

From 11 January 2008 until 22 December 2011 he was Member of Sabor,[2] after which he become Minister of Defence under Zoran Milanović as Prime Minister.

Decorations[edit | edit source]

Ribbon Decoration
Ribbon of an Order of Duke Domagoj.png Order of Duke Domagoj
Ribbon of an Order of Nikola Šubić Zrinski.png Order of Nikola Šubić Zrinski
Ribbon of an Order of Ban Jelačić.png Order of Ban Jelačić
Ribbon of a Medal for Exceptional Undertakings.png Medal for Exceptional Undertakings
Ribbon of a Commemorative Medal of the Homeland War.png Commemorative Medal of the Homeland War
Ribbon of a Commemorative Medal of the Homeland's Gratitude.png Commemorative Medal of the Homeland's Gratitude
Ribbon of a Medal for Participation in Operation 'Summer '95'.png Medal for Participation in Operation "Summer '95"
Ribbon of a Medal for Participation in Operation 'Storm'.png Medal for Participation in Operation "Storm"
Cross Medal of the Special Forces
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