|4th Federal Secretary of People's Defense of Yugoslavia|
5 May 1982 – 15 May 1988
|Preceded by||Nikola Ljubičić|
|Succeeded by||Veljko Kadijević|
30 May 1921 |
Vrginmost, Kordun, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
|Awards||Order of the Hero of Socialist Labour|
|Allegiance||Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia|
|Service/branch||Yugoslav People's Army|
|Years of service||1941–1988|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Branko "Đuro" Mamula (Serbian Cyrillic: Бранко "Ђурo" Мамула; born 30 May 1921) is a retired Yugoslav officer who participated in World War II in Yugoslavia. He was later the Minister of Defence of Yugoslavia from 1982 to 1988.
Mamula was born in Kordun to an ethnic Serb family. He joined Communist Party of Yugoslavia in 1940 and at the start of World War II in Yugoslavia in 1941 he joined the Partisan resistance movement. During the war he was put in charge of numerous units, moving through the ranks of the Partisans. Before he became the Defence Minister he held the rank of Admiral as Chief of the General Staff of Yugoslav People's Army from 1979–1982. After becoming Defence Minister in 1983 he was promoted to Admiral of the Fleet. He lived in Opatija until 1991. Since 2007 he has lived in Tivat, Montenegro.
- Profile, slobodnadalmacija.hr; accessed 19 September 2016.(in Croatian)
- Berislav Jelinić; Eduard Šostarić; Maroje Mihovilović (27 February 2006). "1789 agenata KOS-a u RH" [1789 Yugoslav secret service agents in Croatia] (in Croatian). Nacional (weekly). Archived from the original on 30 June 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
|Chief of the General Staff of the Yugoslav People's Army
10 July 1979–5 May 1982
|Federal Secretary of People's Defense of Yugoslavia
5 May 1982–15 May 1988
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