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General
Stevan Mirković
Native name Стеван Мирковић
Born (1927-10-27)October 27, 1927
Died 26 September 2015(2015-09-26) (aged 87)
Place of birth Valjevo, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (modern day Serbia)
Place of death Belgrade, Serbia
Buried at Belgrade New Cemetery (44°48′34″N 20°29′14″E / 44.80944°N 20.48722°E / 44.80944; 20.48722Coordinates: 44°48′34″N 20°29′14″E / 44.80944°N 20.48722°E / 44.80944; 20.48722)
Allegiance  Yugoslavia
Service/branch

Yugoslav People's Army Yugoslav People's Army

Years of service 1944–1989
Rank General p VJ.gif Colonel General
Commands held Chief of the General Staff of the Yugoslav People's Army (1987–1989)
Battles/wars World War II

Stevan Mirković (Serbian Cyrillic language: Стеван Мирковић

27 October 1927 – 26 September 2015[1]) was a Serb general of the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA).

Biography[]

In 1944, during World War II in Yugoslavia, Mirković joined both the Yugoslav Partisans and the League of Communists of Yugoslavia (SKJ). He was wounded on the Syrmian Front and near Brčko. He was prompted to Major General in 1975, Lieutenant General in 1982 and Colonel General in 1987.[2] In the 1980s, he held a number of senior positions in the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA). In 1987–1989, he held the position of the Chief of the General Staff of the JNA. He retired from active military service on 31 December 1989.[2] However, he continued to be a member of the Organization of the League of Communists in the Yugoslav People's Army. He was a fierce critic of Slobodan Milošević, as Milošević's influence in the Socialist Republic of Serbia grew during 1989–1990.[3]

References[]

Literature[]

  • Ivetić, Velimir (2000). Načelnici generalštaba 1876—2000. Beograd: Novinsko-informativni centar VOJSКA. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Zorko Čanadi
Chief of the General Staff of the Yugoslav People's Army
15 September 1987 – 29 September 1989
Succeeded by
Blagoje Adžić

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