Mirko Šundov, Ph.D. was born in 1962 in Bračević, Croatia.
General Šundov earned his doctoral degree in the
scientific field of geoscience, the branch of geography at the Faculty of
Science in Zagreb in 2007.
He earned his master's degree at the same university
in 1999, and in 1986 he graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences in
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
During his military career he completed a series of
training programs, including the Ban Josip Jelačić War College at the Croatian
Defense Academy in Zagreb, and a number of courses at the George C. Marshall
Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
General Šundov was appointed Croatian Chief of Defense
on March 1, 2016.
He was Inspector General from November 1, 2014 until
February 29, 2016.
From December 1, 2011 to October 31, 2014, he was the
Croatian Military Representative to NATO and the EU.
His previous appointments include various command
assignments within Croatian armed forces since 1991.
His hobbies include writing, reading, history,
scientific research, hiking, dancing, and cycling.
He is married and has a son and daughter.
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