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Deputy Chief of the General Staff

Deputy Chief of the General Staff Major General Roman Urbanč

Biography

Major General Roman Urbanč was born in 1967. He joined the Slovenian Armed Forces in 1994. He graduated from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology and the Faculty of Economics, and obtained a Master's degree in Defence Studies from the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana.

 

Education and training

 

1986 - 1987 Officer training, NBC Defence School, Kruševac, Serbia (YUG)
1989                 Command Staff Course
1987 - 1991Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Chemical Engineering - Paper Engineering
1999 - 2000Senior Staff Course (Command and Staff School)
2000 - 2003Faculty of Economics, Economics - Marketing
2008 - 2009General Staff Course (Command and Staff School)
2014           International Capstone Course (IASD, Rome, Italy)
2016                     MA in Defence Studies (Faculty of Social Sciences)

        

     

 

 

Assignments in the SAF

1988Platoon Leader (CPS NBC Company, Krško, Training Centre, Cerklje ob Krki)
1994 Company Commander (24th Armoured Mechanized Battalion, Cerklje ob Krki)
1997 Assistant to Commander, Armoured Mechanized Unit  (2nd Regional Command; Novo mesto)
1998   Staff Officer, S3, and Deputy Commander (24th Armoured Battalion; Cerklje ob Krki)
1999   Battalion Commander (24th Armoured Battalion; Cerklje ob Krki)
2001   Training Battalion Commander (122th Training Battalion; Novo mesto)
2003   Battalion Commander (45th Armoured Battalion; Pivka)
2005   Branch Chief, J7 (Education and Training/SAF General Staff, Ljubljana)
2007   Deputy Commander (1st Brigade; Ljubljana)
2009   Branch Chief, InfoOps (EUFOR HQ; Sarajevo)
2010   Deputy National Military Representative (SHAPE; Belgium)
2013   Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations (General Staff; Ljubljana)
2015   Brigade Commander (1st Brigade; Ljubljana)
2017   National Military Representative at SHAPE and Deputy Military Representative to NATO and the EU (Belgium)
Since 10 May 2021Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces

  

   

Decorations

Silver Medal of Civil Protection

Commemoration Medal 1991 War for Slovenia (5th and 10th anniversaries)

Bronze Plaque of the 3rd Operational Command

Bronze Medal of the Slovenian Armed Forces

Silver Badge of the 72nd Brigade

Commendation of the Chief of the General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces

Gold Badge of the 122nd Training Battalion

Bronze Medal of General Maister               

Gold Medal of the 1st Brigade

Silver Order of Merit

Silver Plaque of the 17th Military Police Battalion

EU Memorial Badge

Silver Medal of the Slovenian Armed Forces

In the Service of Peace Medal (EUFOR)

Medal for Cooperation of the Italian Minister of Defence
Medal for Cooperation of the Austrian Minister of Defence and Sports
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