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Handover of duties of SAF Force Commander and Commander of the Military Schools Centre

On Friday, 21 December, the Ivan Cankar Barracks in Vrhnika was the venue of a ceremony marking the handover of duties of SAF Force Commander at which Brigadier General Mihec Škerbinc succeeded Brigadier General Milko Petek. In her speech, Chief of the General Staff Major General Alenka Ermenc said that she was entrusting Brigadier General Mihec Škerbinc with the combat power of the Slovenian Armed Forces and expected from him to take care of each individual. She added that this was the only way that he can be expected to stand in the first row as the guarantor of security. Brigadier General Petek thanked his colleagues by stressing that in the past 18 months they had managed to establish an excellent team of military professionals capable of a competent and fast response. Brigadier General Škerbinc highlighted the symbolism of this handover ceremony taking place at winter solstice.

In the Kadetnica military facility in Maribor, Brigadier General Vilibald Poljšak handed over his duties as Commander of the Military Schools Centre to Brigadier General Milko Petek. Brigadier General Petek is very well acquainted with Slovenian military education and training system, since he has been actively engaged in it as Deputy Commander of the then Doctrine, Development, Education and Training Command.

Photo: Mateja Trošt and Carmen Kos