Deputy Chief of the General Staff
Brigadier General Alenka Ermenc
Brigadier General Alenka Ermenc was born in 1963 in Ljubljana.
She is a graduate of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University in Ljubljana (Bachelor of Political Studies). She joined the Territorial Defence of the Republic of Slovenia in 1991, actively participated in the War for Slovenia and was awarded the Bronze Medal of General Maister with Swords.
In 2008, she graduated from the Royal College of Defence Studies in London. In 2009, she completed her postgraduate studies at the King's College University of London and obtained the title Master of International Studies.
Her assignments include a tactical-level commanding duty and operational- and strategic-level staff duties. In the multinational forces operation KFOR, she served as Chief of the Personnel Department at KFOR Headquarters, a substitute to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Support (DCOS SPT), and an adviser to KFOR Commander. She participated in a number of Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF) exercises in Slovenia and abroad, as well as in several NATO and EU crisis management exercises.
ASSIGNMENTS IN THE SAF
• 1991–1992: operations desk officer, Territorial Defence Republic Headquarters
• 1992–1993: assistant, Operations and General Affairs Branch, Territorial Defence Republic Headquarters
• 1993–1995: planning, analysis and Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe desk officer, Planning and Analysis Branch, Territorial Defence Republic Headquarters
• 1996–1998: planning and analysis assistant, SAF General Staff
• 1998–2001: independent assistant for exercises of SAF Commands and Units, SAF General Staff
• 2001-2004: Chief, OSCE Documents, Planning, Analysis and Informatics Section, SAF Verification Centre
• 2004-2005: Chief, Planning, Analysis, Informatics and Logistics Section, SAF Verification Centre
• 2005-2006: Commander, Intelligence and Reconnaissance Battalion, SAF
• 2006-2008: Chief, Personnel Division, SAF Force Command
• 2009-2011: Chief, Joint Personnel Division, SAF General Staff
• 2011-2012: Deputy Director of Staff, SAF General Staff
• 2012-2013: Director / Chief of Staff, SAF General Staff
• 2013-2018: Assistant Chief of the General Staff (2014-2017: also Chief, Joint Operations Division)
• 2018: Deputy Chief of the General Staff, SAF
She was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General on 13 May 2011.
She has been awarded several Ministry of Defence and SAF decorations, Non-Article 5 Medal, and Commander Cross with Swords of the Order pro Merito Melitensi.
Among others, her Ministry of Defence and SAF medals include Bronze Medal of General Maister with Swords, Silver and Gold Medal of General Maister, Bronze, Silver and Gold Medal of the Slovenian Armed Forces, and Service in the Peace medals.
She lives with her family in Kamnik.