Marshal of Yugoslavia
|Marshal of Yugoslavia|
Shoulder boards of the rank of Marshal of Yugoslavia.
|Service branch||Yugoslav People's Army|
|Rank||Six-star rank, Five-star rank (since 1974)|
|NATO rank||OF-11, OF-10 (since 1974)|
|Non-NATO rank||O-12, O-11 (since 1974)|
|Formation||November 29, 1943|
|Abolished||May 4, 1980|
|Next higher rank||None|
|Next lower rank||General|
Marshal of Yugoslavia (Serbo-Croatian: Maršal Jugoslavije / Маршал Југославије; Slovene: Maršal Jugoslavije; Macedonian: Маршал на Југославија, romanized: Maršal na Jugoslavija) was the highest rank of the Yugoslav People's Army (equivalent to field marshal), and, simultaneously, a Yugoslav honorific title.
History of the rank
The only person to ever hold the rank of "Marshal of Yugoslavia" was Josip Broz Tito, with the term "Marshal" becoming synonymous with his name in Yugoslavia. He received it at the second session of AVNOJ in the Bosnian town of Jajce on November 29, 1943, and held it until his death on May 4, 1980.
Adjutants to the Marshal of Yugoslavia
- Boško Čolić (1943–1949)
- Milan Žeželj (1949–1961)
- Luka Božović (1961–1966)
- Anđelko Valter (1966–1971)
- Marko Rapo (1971–1976)
- Đuka Balenović (1976–1977)
- Tihomir Vilović (1977–1979)
- Zvonimir Kostić (1979–1980)
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