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  Ministry of Defence
  General Staff of the Slovenian
  Armed Forces

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Chief of Staff

Brigadier General Miha Škerbinc

Brigadier General Miha Škerbinc was born on 6 June 1965 in Maribor.

 

EDUCATION

  • Master of Science in National Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Washington D.C., USA
  • Bachelor of Arts (Defence Studies), Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia

BASIC MILITARY EDUCATION
1984 Air Force Reserve Officer School, Yugoslavia

 

MILITARY TRAINING
1997 “Peacekeeping” course, Austria
1998 Military Observer Course, Finland
1998 Command and Staff School, Slovenia
2003 Command and General Staff College, USA
2010 Industrial College of Armed Forces, National Defense University, USA

 

CAREER IN THE SLOVENIAN ARMED FORCES
1985 Commander, Air Defence Platoon
1991 Commander, Counter-Terrorist Squad
1992 Commander, Military Police Squad
1993 Chief of Civil-Military Cooperation, 74th Armoured and Mechanised Battalion
1996 Executive Officer, 10th International Cooperation Battalion
1998 Chief of Staff, 1st Brigade
2003 Commander, 20th Motorised Battalion
2006 Commander, 10th Motorised Battalion
2008 Chief of Planning Division / Acting Chief of Staff, Force Command
2011 Chief of Doctrine and Development Centre
2012 Deputy Director of Staff, SAF General Staff
2012 Commander, 1st Brigade
2015 Deputy Director for the Policy and Capabilities Division, NATO International Military Staff
2018 Chief of Staff, SAF General Staff

 

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Brigadier General Škerbinc has received a number of Slovenian and foreign decorations, including Gold Medal of General Maister, Gold Medal of the Slovenian Armed Forces and Legion of Merit (Officer) of the US Armed Forces.

 

INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENTS
1999 Military Observer, UNTSO, Middle East
2007 Commander of Battalion Battle Group, KFOR, Kosovo
2015 Deputy Director for the Policy and Capabilities Division, NATO HQ IMS

 

FAMILY AND INTERESTS
Brigadier General Škerbinc is married to Alenka and has a daughter Urša and a stepson Simon. He likes sports and nature and enjoys hunting and fishing.