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Deputy Chief of General Staff

Major General Muhamet Islam Racaj

Place and date of birth:

1st August 1961, v. Sichevo, county Klina, Republic of Kosovo.


Military education:

  • Military high school Land forces, Sarajevo, 1976-1980;

  • Military Academy Land forces, Belgrade, 1983-1986;

  • Command and Staff Academy, Skopje, 1996;

  • National Defence School (Land Forces College) in Republic of Turkey, 2006-2007.

 Additional education:

  • Postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Philosophy within the “St. Cyril and Methodius” University, Skopje, 2006;

  • PhD in Security at the “St. Clement of Ohrid” University, Bitola, 2009.

Military career:

  • Platoon commander;

  • Company commander;

  • Second in Command of 2nd Border battalion;

  • Officer for  DCS for  TO in infantry brigade;

  • Chief of S-5 in Border brigade;

  • Commanding Officer of the 1st Border battalion in the 1st Border brigade;

  • Chief of Staff in the Special Operations Regiment;

  • Deputy Commanding Officer of Special Operations Regiment;

  • Chief of Staff in the Joint Operations Command;
  • Deputy Chief of Generall Staff.

Promotions:  

  • Sergeant 1980-1983;

  • Sergeant 1st Class  1983-1986;

  • 2nd Lieutenant 1986-1987;

  • Lieutenant 1987-1991;

  • Captain 1991-1996;

  • Captain 1st Class 1996-2001;

  • Major 2001-2003;

  • Lieutenant Colonel 2003-2006;

  • Colonel 2006-2012;

  • Brigadier General 2012-2015;
  • Major General 2015.

Additional titles:

  • Ambassador of Peace - Universal Peace Federation - Inter Regional and International Federation of the world peace, 2008;
  • Elected as a Docent of Criminology at the Faculty for Detectives and Security within “FON” - University, 2009;
  • Elected as a Docent of Military Science at the Military Academy within “Goce Delchev” University, Shtip, 2010;
  • By order of the Chief of Army specified a presidential commission to review the doctrines and military technical literature ARM, 2013.

An author of academic papers and books including:

  1. Weapons and range practice;

  2. Basics of topography and tactics in natural terrain;

  3. Introduction to criminology - in Albanian.

Foreign Languages :

  • Turkish;
  • Serbian;
  • Croatian;
  • A little English.

Marital Status:  
Married.


Wife’s name:

Mevljurije.


Children:

3 children, Anilja, Taulant and Arijanit.


Hobbies:  

  • Hunting.

Phones:

Phone:  + 389 2328-2166

Fax:      + 389 2328-3953

E-mail: muhamet.racaj@arm.mil.mk

             muhametracaj61@gmail.com