Rear Admiral Predrag Stipanović

Military Representative – Croatia
2018

  • Last updated: 17 Jan. 2018 11:46
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Born:

5 January 1964 in Osijek, Croatia

Education:

  • Naval Military Academy (Artillery/Missile), Split, 1986

  • Command and Staff School "Blago Zadro", Zagreb,1999

  • Naval Staff College, Newport, RI, USA, 2002

  • National War College "Ban Josip Jelačić", Zagreb, 2007

Courses and Seminars:

  • NATO – Partnership for Peace/PfP course, Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany, 2006

  • NATO/Partner/Mediterranean Dialogue operation seminar, Oberammergau, Germany, 2005

  • Special English Training at Defence Language Institute, Texas, USA, 2002

  • Maritime Operational Language Seminar Newport, RI, USA, 2002

  • NATO Partnership for Peace, Hungary, 2000

  • Strategic Planning Course.

Assignments:

  • Commander of the Croatian Navy since January 31, 2015

  • Chairman of the BRODARSKI INSTITUT (Shipping Institute) Supervisory board, since April 2017

  • Croatian Navy Chief of Staff – Deputy Commander, 2013 – 2015

  • Chief of Staff in the Croatian Navy HQ, 2008 – 2012

  • Chief of Staff – Deputy Commander of the Navy Fleet, 2007 - 2008

  • Head of Division for Defence Planning and International Military Cooperation in the Croatian Navy HQ, 2003 – 2006

  • Commander of the Division of Patrol Ships, 2001

  • Head of the Subsection for Use and Training of Forces at the Navy Fleet Command, 1999 – 2002

  • Commander of the Fast Attack Missile Craft "Šibenik", 1993 – 1999

  • Deputy Commander of the Fast Attack Missile Craft "Šibenik, 1992 – 1993

  • Commanding officer of the missile artillery detachment on board Fast Attack Missile Craft "Šibenik", 1991

Promotions:

  • Rear Admiral, 2016

  • Rear Admiral (LH), 2013

  • Navy Captain, 2006

  • Commander, 2001

  • Lieutenant Commander, 1995

  • Navy Lieutenant, 1994

  • Lieutenant Junior Grade, 1992

  • Decorations, Awards, Commendations:

  • Order of Vice-Roy Jelačić

  • Order of Croatian Trefoil

  • Commemorative Medal of National Gratitude for 5 and 25 years of service

  • Commemorative Medal of the Homeland War

  • Watch, Minister of Defence, 2009

  • Commendation, President of the Republic of Croatia, 1994, 2012

  • Commendation, Chief of Defence, 2007

Foreign languages:

  • English, fluent

Interests and Hobbies:

  • reading, history, hiking, swimming

Marital status and children:

  • spouse Snježana

  • son Joško and daughter Tea