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Brigadier General Miha Škerbinc assumes the duty of SAF Force Commander

On Monday, 16 March, at a ceremony at Ivan Cankar Barracks in Vrhnika, Brigadier General Miha Škerbinc assumed the command of Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF) Force Command.

In his address, Brigadier General Škerbinc said that he was taking over the Force Command with utmost responsibility towards the Slovenian Armed Forces, its members, the Republic of Slovenia and its citizens. He is aware that he is taking over the forces at a very challenging time, in which the military is one of the most important supporting elements of the national security system.

For this reason, he will organize the operation of the forces in such a way as to provide effective, sustainable and expected support to the country in preventing the spread of the new virus and managing the situation. He called upon all troops to take care of their own health as well as that of their loved ones. This will enable the maintaining of the sustainability of capabilities, which will, in the event of an aggravation of the epidemic, become a major support element of the country in managing the crisis. It is also essential to ensure productive cooperation and support of the Civil Protection service and the measures imposed by the new government in the context of the country's integrated approach to resolving the situation.