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)
- 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.