Chief of Staff of the General Staff, Brigadier General Anže Rode
Brigadier General Anže Rode was born on 2 December 1972. He joined the Slovenian Armed Forces in 1997 as a graduate of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. He obtained a Master's degree in Security Studies in 2001, a Master's degree in Logistics in 2011 and a PhD in Logistics in 2011. In 2018, he completed his Master's degree in Strategic Studies at the US Army War College.
ASSIGNMENTS IN THE SAF
- 1997 – 1998 Reconnaissance Platoon Leader, HHQ Company, 3rd Mountain Battalion, 32nd Mountain Brigade
- 1999 – 2001 HHQ Company Commander, 3rd Mountain Battalion, 32nd Mountain Brigade
- 2001 – 2003 Company Commander - Officer Candidate School, Military Schools Centre
- 2003 – 2005 Teacher - Officer Candidate School and Command and Staff School, Doctrine and Development Centre/Doctrine, Development, Education and Training Command
- 2005 – 2009 Staff Officer, Intelligence - J2, General Staff
- 2009 – 2010 Executive Officer & Deputy Battalion Commander - 20th Motorized Battalion, 1st Brigade
- 2011 – 2011 Special Forces Battalion Commander, SAF Force Command
- 2012 – 2013 132nd Mountain Battalion Commander, 72nd Brigade, SAF Force Command
- 2013 – 2014 132nd Mountain Regiment commander, 1st Brigade, General Staff
- 2015 – 2016 Senior Planning Officer - Planning Branch, J5 General Staff
- 2016 – 2017 Head of Military Policy& Strategy Branch - J5 General Staff
- 2018 – 2019 Chief, J7 - SAF Force Command
- 2019 – 2020 Deputy Commander & Commander, 1st Brigade, SAF Force Command
- 2020 Deputy Chief of Staff -Support, General Staff
- 2010 ISAF, Afghanistan, SVNCON 13 ISAF Commander and Senior National Representative, RC –W, J3 Ground
- 2014 KFOR, Kosovo, SVNCON 29 KFOR Commander and Senior National Representative, MNBG - W Deputy Commander
MILITARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- 1996 Reserve Officer School, SAF, Slovenia.
- 1997 Officer School, SAF, Slovenia.
- 1998 Military mountaineering course (summer& winter), SAF Mountain School, SAF, Slovenia.
- 1999 Reconnaissance course, SAF Mountain School, SAF, Slovenia.
- 2001 Company commander course, Bundeswehr, Germany
- 2003 Staff Course, Command and Staff School, SAF, Slovenia
- 2007 Advance Staff Course, Command and Staff School, SAF, Slovenia
- 2005 NATO Force Protection Course, Oberammergau, Germany
- 2007 BI-SC Crisis Establishment NATO Intelligence Course, JFC HQ Brunssum, Netherlands
- 2008 Airborne course, US, Infantry School, Ft, Benning, Ga.
- 2008 Ranger course, US, Infantry School, Ft, Benning, Ga.
- 2013 NATO JOC Course, Oberammergau, Germany
- 2017 US Army War College
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
|Reserve Officer School Bronze Medal|
|German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency, Gold|
|German Armed Forces Badge for Weapons Proficiency, Gold|
|German Army Parachutist Badge, Bronze|
|German Sports Badge|
|Gold Medal of Command and Staff School, 1st Award|
|Bronze Award of the Chief of the General Staff|
|Small Sword of the Slovenian Armed Forces|
|Gold Medal of Command and Staff School, 2nd Award|
|Bronze Medal of the Slovenian Armed Forces|
|In Service of Peace Medal, 1st Award|
|NATO, ISAF Campaign Medal|
|20th Motorized Battalion Silver Medal|
|Bronze Medal of General Maister|
|Special Forces Bronze Medal|
|In Service of Peace Medal, 2nd Award|
|NATO, BALKANS Campaign Medal|
|1st Brigade Gold Medal|
|Fire Arms Award|
Brigadier General Rode is married to Urška, with whom he has two children, Katja and David. In his free time he enjoys horseback riding, running and skiing. He particularly enjoys reading.