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Croatian Army Gets its First Female General

After years of speculation about possible candidates, the Croatian army has finally got its first female General.

Gordana Garašić  (photo: MORH)

Gordana Garašić (photo: MORH)

Brigadier Gordana Garašić is set to head off in early December to Afghanistan where she will take up the position of Gender issues adviser for Operation Commander ISAF. The position is on the same level as that of a General, and is the highest that has been bestowed upon a female Croatian officer, confirmed the Ministry of Defence for daily Vecernji list.

December’s trip will not be Garašić’s first mission to Afghanistan, she completed a six month spell there in 2010 where she worked in the Department of Personnel in Regional Command North. Croatia’s first female General, who has a law degree, started her career in 1994 and has held a range of responsibilities over the past decade, including  adviser with the Croatian representation to NATO and the EU, and Assistant Advisor to the President of Croatia for Defence matters.

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