General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia
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|General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia
Glavni stožer Oružanih snaga Republike Hrvatske
Croatian General Staff emblem
|Active||1991 - present|
|Allegiance||Military of Croatia|
|Part of||Ministry of Defence|
|Current Chief of General Staff||General Drago Lovrić|
|First Chief of General Staff||General Anton Tus|
It is responsible for development, organization, and equipping, training and functioning of the first strategic echelon (stand-by forces) and the other strategic echelon (reserve).
General Staff is competent for command, preparation and use of the Armed Forces. General Staff allows to command the entire Armed Forces in accordance with the dictates of the Commander-in-Chief (President of Croatia) and the Minister of Defense and perform other professional activities for the Commander-in-Chief and the Minister of Defense.
The main headquarters of the General Staff is located in Zagreb.
Chief of General Staff
At the head of the General Staff is the Chief of Staff who is superior to commands, units and institutions of the Armed Forces. Chief of Staff is the chief military adviser to the Commander-in-Chief and the Minister of Defense. Chief of Staff can be appointed for a period of five years and may be appointed for no more than two times.
The current Chief of the General Staff is Colonel General Drago Lovrić.
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