General Mirko Šundov
Chief of Defence
Croatian Armed Forces
General 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.