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Petar Stipetić
Petar Stipetić on the anniversary of the Croatian Armed Forces on 28 May 2011
Born 24 October 1937(1937-10-24) (age 84)
Place of birth Ogulin, Yugoslavia
Allegiance  Yugoslavia (1956-1991)
 Croatia (1991-2003)
Service/branch Yugoslav People's Army (1956-1991)
Croatian Army (1991-2003)
Years of service 1956-2003
Rank General of the Army (HV)
Commands held Croatian Armed Forces
Battles/wars

Croatian War of Independence

Awards Order of Nikola Šubić Zrinski
Order of Ban Jelačić

Petar Stipetić (24 October 1937) is a Croatian general who served as the Chief of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces from 2000 until 2002.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Stipetić was born in Ogulin. In Ogulin, Stipetić attended elementary school and high school. After that, Stipetić entered Army Military Academy in 1956 and graduated in 1959. In 1967 he entered High Army Military Academy, graduating in 1969, after which he entered War Academy in 1975 and graduated a year later.[1]

After creation of Croatian Army, on invite of president Franjo Tuđman, Stipetić joined Croatian Army in September 1991 as a deputy to Anton Tus, at the time Chief of General Staff.[1] He was also a negotiator with rebelled Serbs and soon become commander of the Osijek Military District and Slavonian Front.[1] In December 1992, Stipetić was named commander of the Zagreb Military District[2] and in September 1994 he was transferred to the General Staff as an assistant to the Chief of General Staff for the combat sector.[1] Stipetić participated in liberation of western Slavonia and was one of the commanders of the Operation Storm executed in 1995. After the war, on 10 March 2000, he was named Chief of General Staff and served until 30 December 2002, when he was retired.

Decorations and honors[edit | edit source]

On 14 September 1998, Stipteić was named honor citizen of Ogulin.[1] He is also decorated with several decorations:

Ribbon Decoration
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 Commemorative Medal of the Homeland War.png Commemorative Medal of the Homeland War
Ribbon of an Order of the Croatian Trefoil.png Order of the Croatian Trefoil
Ribbon of an Order of the Croatian Wattle.png Order of the Croatian Wattle
Ribbon of a Commemorative Medal of the Homeland's Gratitude.png Commemorative Medal of the Homeland's Gratitude
Source:[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Petar Stipetić" (in Croatian). Official web site of the Town of Ogulin. 10 April 2007. http://www.ogulin.hr/povijest/poznati/pocasni-gradani/petar-stipetic. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  2. Šoštarić, Eduard (10 April 2007). "‘Dvaput su me spriječili da presiječem srpski koridor’" (in Croatian). They prevented me twice from severing the Serbian corridor. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/692KzJGS6. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 

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