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Chief of Staff of the General Staff

Chief of Staff of the General Staff, Brigadier General Uroš Paternus


Brigadier General Uroš Paternus was born on 6 March 1973. He joined the Slovenian Armed Forces in 1997 as a BA graduate in Defence Studies. In 2010, he earned a Master’s degree in Defence Studies, and in 2016, after graduating from the Army War College, USA, became Master of Strategic Studies.



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

Military education and training

  • Reserve Officer Candidate 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 and Urban.


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