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Chief of General Staff

Lieutenant General Metodija Velichkovski

Date and Place of birth:
11th  May 1966 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.


Education:

  • Secondary Military School 1980–1984;
  • Military Academy 1984–1988;
  • Battalion Commanders School, Germany 1999;
  • Command Staff School, Skopje 2000;
  • Course for Leaders – George Marshal Centre (Germany);
  • School for National Security and Defence ВА-FNSO Sofia, Bulgaria 2005-2006;
  • MA in Strategic Management of Defence and Armed Forces.

Military Career:

  • Platoon Commander 1988-1991;
  • Engineers Company Commander 1991-1994;
  • 1st Guard Brigade Engineers Chief 1995-1999;
  • Engineers Battalion Commander 1999-2001;
  • G-7(Engineers) Chief  in SEEBRIG HQ 2002-2004;
  • Engineers Regiment  Chief of Staff  2004;
  • Engineers Regiment Commander 2004-2006;
  • 1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade  Deputy Commander 2006-2009;
  • 2nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade Commander 2009-2012;
  • Joint Operations Command Commander 03.2012-08.2015;
  • Chief of the General Staff of the Army of Republic of Macedonia 18.08.2015.

Promotions:

  • 2nd Lieutenant 1988
  • Lieutenant 1989
  • Captain 1993
  • Captain 1st Class 1996
  • Major 1999
  • Lieutenant Colonel 2001
  • Colonel 2006
  • Brigadier General 2011
  • Major General 2013
  • Lieutenant General 2015

Awards:

  1. The USA: “The Vermont National Guard Commendation Medal”;
  2. Bulgaria: “For Meritorious Service Under the Colors”- Second Grade;
  3. SEEBRIG Achievement Medal.

Foreign Languages:

  • English;
  • German;
  • Bulgarian.

Marital status:

Married, two children.


Hobby:

  • Reading, Inventions (applied for  2 and registered 1 patent).

Contact:

Office: + 389 2328-2012