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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
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Ministry of Defence
Incumbent
Vice Admiral Robert Hranj

since 1 March 2020
Ministry of Defence
Member of General Staff
Reports to President of Croatia
Appointer Zoran Milanović
President of Croatia
Formation 21 September 1991
First holder General of the Army Anton Tus
Deputy General Siniša Jurković

The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia (Croatian language: Načelnik Glavnog stožera Oružanih snaga Republike Hrvatske ) is the Chief of the General Staff of the Republic of Croatia Armed Forces. 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]

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)
[lower-alpha 1]
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)
[lower-alpha 2]
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)
[lower-alpha 3]
15 July 199511 November 19961 year, 119 daysSeal of Croatian Army.png
Army
Franjo Tuđman
4
Pavao Miljavac
Miljavac, PavaoGeneral Pavao Miljavac
(born 1953)
[lower-alpha 4]
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 daysEmblem of the Croatian Navy.svg
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 (Acting)
(born 1957)
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 20161 March 20204 years, 0 daysSeal of Croatian Army.png
Army
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
Zoran Milanović
10Hranj, RobertVice Admiral Robert Hranj
(born 1962)
1 March 2020Incumbent1 year, 192 daysEmblem of the Croatian Navy.svg
Navy
Zoran Milanović

See also[]

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.

References[]



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