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Command Senior Enlisted Leader

Command Sergeant Major Igor Tomašič

Command Sergeant Major Igor Tomašič was born on 23 February 1964 in Trbovlje.

• 2003: Graduate in Administrative Organisation (Faculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana)
Basic military education:
• 1983 Air Defence Squad Leader Course (reserve component)
Advanced and senior military education
• 2000: Staff NCO Advanced Course
• 2007: Canadian Forces Chief Warrant Officer Course, Canadian Defence Academy
• 2011: NATO Command Senior Enlisted Leader Course, NATO School Oberammergau

Additional military education
• 1992: Territorial Defence Training Centre Instructor Course
• 1996: SAF Platoon Leader Course
• 2005: British Army Senior Sergeant Major Course, BMATT
• 2006: NATO Senior NCO Orientation Course, NATO School Oberammergau
• 2008: International Senior NCO Development Seminar, George C. Marshall Centre
• 2009: US Army Combat Stress Control SNCO Course, IMET
2010: International Senior Enlisted Executive Seminar, George C. Marshall Centre

Since 1 July 2009: SAF Command Senior Enlisted Leader

• 1983 – 1992: Reserve component member
• 1992: Training Instructor in the 510th Territorial Defence Training Centre
• 1993–1994: Training Squad Leader
• 1994–1996: Platoon Leader
• 1996–1998: Squad Leader in the 2nd Battalion of the 52nd Brigade
• 1998–2001: Staff NCO in the Battalion Command
• 2001–2002: Senior NCO in the Brigade Command
• 2002–2003: Development NCO in the Working Project Group for the Development of SAF NCO Corps
• 2003–2005: Senior NCO for Personnel and Education (SAF General Staff)
• 2005–2008: General Staff J1 Senior Enlisted Leader
• 2008–2009: Joint Personnel Division Senior Enlisted Leader (SAF General Staff)


• 1998: Participant of the Cooperative Adventure Exchange military exercise
• 2005: Representative of SAF NCO corps in NATO
• 2009: Co-founder and active member of the Senior NCO Forum (Central and South East Europe)
• 2013: Adviser to ANATEC SEL and ANDU SEL and SEL NTM-A/UTAG, Afghanistan


• Silver Medal of the Slovenian Armed Forces
• Silver medal of SAF Chief of the General Staff
• Gold Medal of the Non-Commissioned Officer School

• English

Command Sergeant Major Tomašič is married to Helena and they have a daughter Alenka.

After graduating from high school in Črnomelj, Command Sergeant Major Tomašič was called up for military service, where in 1983 he completed the Air Defence Squad Leader Course. He began his military career as squad and platoon leader in reserve units. In 1991, he participated in the War for Slovenia and in the beginning of 1992 began professional member of the Slovenian Armed Forces. So far, he has performed a number of staff and management duties at various levels. He invested considerable effort in the development and work of a modern NCO corps and has in this respect authored and co-authored different documents, publications and programmes, both, in Slovenia and within the Alliance. He also has rich international experiences. Since 2005, he has been member and coordinator of the SAF CSEL council and SAF representative in the NATO NCO corps. In 2013, he worked as adviser to ANATEC Senior Enlisted Leader and ANDU Senior Enlisted Leader as well as Senior Enlisted Leader in NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan UTAG in Afghanistan.