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Chief of Staff

Brigadier General Uroš Paternus

Brigadier General Uroš Paternus was born on 6 March 1973. He joined the Slovenian Armed Forces in 1997 after graduating in defence studies. In 2010, he earned a master's degree in defence studies and in 2016, a U.S. master's degree in strategic studies.

Previous assignments in the SAF:

  • Platoon Commander, 1st Special Brigade MORIS,
  • Team Commander, Special Operations Detachment
  • Chief of Operational Training Section, Special Operations Detachment
  • Deputy Commander, Special Operations Detachment
  • Deputy Commander, Special Operations Unit
  • Commander, Special Operations Unit
  • Commander, 72nd Brigade
  • Chief of Military Policy and Strategic Planning Division
  • Commander, 1st Brigade


Deployments:

  • ISAF, Afghanistan (2004)
  • ISAF, Afghanistan (2011)
  • KFOR, Kosovo (2019)

Military Training:

  • Military Unit Officer School (1996)
  • Officer Candidate School (1997)
  • Infantry Officer Basic Course, USA (1998)
  • Ranger Course, USA (1998)
  • Staff Course (2001)
  • Senior Staff Course (2005)
  • Army War College, USA (2016)

He lives in Ribnica with his wife Jasna and sons Domen in Urban.