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Dobran Božič

Chief of Defence – Slovenia
2012

Major General Dobran Božič was born on 22 September 1964 in Trbovlje.

EDUCATION
1990 Bachelor of Science (Chemistry and Chemical Engineering), Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Ljubljana
1998 Master of Science (Management and Organisations), Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
2009 Master of Science, National Defense University, Washington D.C.

BASIC MILITARY EDUCATION
1984 Reserve Officer School

ADVANCED MILITARY EDUCATION
2001 Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, USA
2006 Joint Warfighting Staff College, National Defense University, Norfolk, USA
2009 National War College, National Defense University, Washington D.C., USA

ADDITIONAL MILITARY TRAINING
1997 Defence Resource Management Course, Ljubljana/Washington D.C., USA
1998 Legal Aspects of Peace Operations Course, Naval War College, Newport, USA
2002 Multinational Command Officers' Course
2003 NATO Peace Operations Course
2004 International Unit Training Course, Land Warfare Center, Great Britain

CURRENT DUTY IN THE SLOVENIAN ARMED FORCES
27 February 2012 – ... Chief of the General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces

PREVIOUS DUTIES IN THE SAF
2011- 2012 Advisor to Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces
2011-2011 Commander, Slovenian ISAF Contingent, Afghanistan
2009-2011 Commander, 1st Brigade, Slovenian Armed Forces
2007-2008 Deputy Force Commander of the Slovenian Armed Forces
2005-2007 Deputy Commander, 1st Brigade, Slovenian Armed Forces
2003-2005 Chief, J-7, General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces
1999-2003 Commander, 10th International Cooperation Battalion/10th Motorised Battalion
1995-1999 Analysis and Planning Assistant, Territorial Defence Republic Staff
1993-1995 Deputy Chief, NBC Defence, Territorial Defence Republic Staff
1984-1993 Reserve member, Territorial Defence Battalion

INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
2011 Mentor to Commander, 207th Corps, ANA, and Commander, Slovenian ISAF Contingent, Afghanistan
2007 Commander, Slovenian KFOR Contingent, Kosovo
2007 Deputy Commander, Multinational Task Force West, KFOR
1999 Commander, Multinational Battalion, "ESPERIA" Military Exercise

MEDALS
- Silver Medal of the Slovenian Armed Forces
- Bronze Medal of General Maister
- Bronze Medal of the Slovenian Armed Forces

LANGUAGES
- English

FAMILY
Major General Božič is married to Mateja and they have two daughters.

CAREER PATH
Major General Dobran Božič started his military career in the Territorial Defence of the Republic of Slovenia in 1984 as a reserve officer. His professional military career in the Territorial Defence started in 1993. He is one of the Slovenian Armed Forces members with a great deal of experiences in the professionalization of the Slovenian Armed Forces. He has performed a number of staff and command duties at various command and control levels and has acquired important international experiences, both, in multinational operations and missions and different military exercises. In 2007, he commanded the largest Slovenian Armed Forces Contingent KFOR 15 in Kosovo and at the same time acted as Deputy Commander, Multinational Task Force West, KFOR. In 2011, he was Commander of the Slovenian Contingent ISAF 15 in Afghanistan and at the same time mentored Commander, 207th Corps of the Afghan National Army. He is a veteran of the 1991 War for Slovenia and has authored and co-authored several professional works on military science.

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