Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of the Republic of Croatia Damir Krstičević

Bio data:

  • Major General of the Croatian Armed Forces (ret.)
  • Born in Vrgorac, Croatia on 1 July 1969

Working experience

  • 2015 – Member of the Croatian Parliament and Head of the Delegation of the Croatian Parliament to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
  • 2012 – 2015 – Chairman of the Supervisory Board, “PP Orahovica d.d.”
  • 2009 – 2015 – M SAN Grupa d.d., Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board
  • 2007 – 2015 – KING ICT d.d.o., member of the Supervisory Board
  • 2001 – 2009 – M SAN Grupa d.d., Chairman of the Supervisory Board
  • 1998 – 2000 – Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Croatia – Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces
  • 1998 – 1998 – Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Croatia, Commander of the Training Command of the Croatian Armed Forces
  • 1996 – 1997 – Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Croatia, Commander of the V Military District of the Croatian Armed Forces, e Oružanih snaga Republike Hrvatske, zapovjednik
  • 1993 – 1996 – Ministry of Defence, Commander of the 4th Guards Brigade of the Croatian Armed Forces
  • 1992 – 1993 – Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Croatia, Commander of the 113rd Brigade of the Croatian Armed Forces
  • 1992 – 1992 – Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Croatia, Commander of the 115th Brigade of the Croatian Armed Forces
  • 1991 – 1992 – Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Croatia, Commander of the 4th Battalion of the 4 th Guards Brigade of the Croatian Armed Forces
  • 1991 – 1991 – Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Croatia, Commander of the Scout Platoon of the 4th Guards Brigade of the Croatian Armed Forces

Rank assignment:

  • 1995 – Major General
  • 1995 – Staff Brigadier
  • 1993 – Colonel
  • 1993 – Lieutenant Colonel
  • 1992 – Major

Decorations and medals

  • 1996 – Order of the Croatian Trefoil 1996 – Memorial Medal of Homeland’s Gratitude
  • 1995 – Medal for Daring Feat
  • 1995 – Operation „“Storm“ Medal
  • 1995 – Operation “Ljeto ’95” Medal
  • 1995 – Order of Duke Domagoj with neck badge
  • 1995 – Order of Vice-roy Jelačić
  • 1992 – Memorial Medal of the Homeland War

Education:

  • 2015 – George C. Marshall Center European Center for Security Studies
  • 2007 – 2008. – Corporate governance for members of supervisory boards, Faculty of Economy of the University of Zagreb
  • 1997- 1998 – U.S. Army War College
  • 1997 – Defense Language Institute, English Language Center U.S. Army
  • 1987 – 1991 – Army Academy, Belgrade
  • 1985 – 1987 – Secondary Army school – Sarajevo
  • 1973. – 1985. – Secondary school – Vrgorac

Foreign languages:

  • English

Former Defence Minister:

  1. Defence Minister of the Republic of Croatia Josip Buljević (22 January 2016 – 20 October 2016)
  2. Ante Kotromanovic (23 December 2011 22 January 2016)
  3. Davor Bozinovic (29. December 2010 – 23. December 2011)
  4. Branko Vukelic (12 January 2008-29 December 2010)
  5. Berislav Roncevic (23 December 2003 -12 January 2008)
  6. Zeljka Antunovic (30 July 2002 – 23 December 2003)
  7. Jozo Rados (28 January 2000-30 July 2002)
  8. Paul Miljavac (14October 1998 to 27 January 2000)
  9. Andrija Hebrang (14 May 1998 to 12 October 1998)
  10. Gojko Susak (18 September 1991 – 3 May 1998)
  11. Luka Bebic (31 July 1991 – 18 September 1991)
  12. Sime Djodan (02 July 1991 – 31 July 1991)
  13. Martin Spegelj (24 August 1990 – 02 July 1991)
  14. mr. Peter Kriste (31 May 1990 – 24 August 1990)