Major General Zoran Mileski
Major General Zoran Mileski was born in 1968 in v. Lupste, Makedonski Brod. After finishing elementary education in his hometown, he continued his military education in the Secondary Military School in Saraevo and Zadar and at the Military Academy in Belgrade and Zadar, branch artillery.
He started his military career as a Platoon Commander, he has held several command and staff duties at battalion, brigade and joint operations command level, and since 9 May 2018, he has been appointed Director of the General Staff by Decree of the President.
He has upgraded his military education with postgraduate studies at the Command Staff Academy in Skopje 2003-2004, and at the National Security and Defense Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, 2008-2009. He has a Master’s degree in strategic leadership with defense and armed forces. He has completed many courses in Security and Defense; Peacekeeping Missions, Military Terminology and Combined Joint Task Forces and others. He has participated in many military Land Forces exercises in the country and abroad.
Over the course of his career, he has been rewarded and commended many times. Silver badge from the MoD for the long years of service in the Army of the Republic of Macedonia, on the 18 August, the ARM Day, 2012; Golden badge for the organization of the Joint Operation Exercise, 2013; Bronze badge for the efforts invested in combat readiness, 2014; Silver badge of the Army from the ARM Chief of the General Staff, 2018; The Gold Badge of the Army for partnership, coordination and cooperation, 2019; The Gold Badge of the Army for partnership, coordination and cooperation, 2019; Silver badge of the Army for partnership, coordination and cooperation, on the occasion of NATO Day, 2 April,2019, and Bronze badge for the long years of service in the Army on the occasion of 18 August, the Army Day, 2019.
He speaks English and Bulgarian. He is married and has two children.
- Platoon commander, 1991-1994;
- battery commander, 1994-1996;
- Bn. Commander, 1996-2003;
- officer in HQ of the 2nd Mech.Inf.Bde, 2003-2005;
- Chief of S-3/7 in the HQ of the 2nd Mech.Inf.Bde, 2005-2009;
- Chief of staff in the 2nd Mech.Inf.Bde, 2009-2012;
- Chief of staff in the 1st Mech.Inf.Bde, 2012-2015;
- Commander of the 1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade, 2015-2016;
- Joint operations command commander, 2016-2018;
- General Staff of ARM Director, 2018.
- Second Lieutenant 1991;
- Lieutenant 1993-1996;
- Captain 1996-1999;
- Captain 1 Class 1999-2003;
- Major 2003-2007;
- Lieutenant Colonel 2007-2011;
- Colonel 2011-2015;
- Brigadier General 2015;
- Major General 2018.