Command Sergeant Major Franjo Cesar joined the Slovenian Armed Forces (then Territorial Defence) in 1991 as member of the Military Police unit, where he performed various duties up to 2003. Before assuming the position of the Command Senior Enlisted Leader of the Forces Command of Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF), he was stationed at Peter Petrič Barracks in Kranj as Senior Enlisted Leader of the Logistics Brigade.
Some of the major assignments in his career include Command Sergeant Major of the 157th Logistics Regiment (Slovenska Teritorialna obramba Barracks), Command Sergeant Major of the 157th Logistics Battalion (26. oktober Barracks and Slovenska Teritorialna obramba Barracks), Security NCO, S-2, 157th Logistics Regiment (26. oktober Barracks), Training Unit Instructor, 17th Military Police Battalion (Edvard Peperko Barracks), and Squad Leader, 107th Military Police Company (Šentvid Barracks).
Command Sergeant Major Franjo Cesar has graduated from a number of courses, including the Corporal Course, Advanced NCO Course at United States Army Sergeant's Major Academy in 2009 and the NCO Advanced Leadership Course in Luzern. As for functional courses, Sergeant Major Cesar has completed the Mountain Warfare course, Mountain Reconnaissance Course, summer and winter mountaineering courses, CLS Course, Infantry Armament Instructor course, Physical Fitness Instructor Course, Leadership Course, Physical Fitness Test Timekeeper’s Course, Equal Opportunities Course, Military Didactics course, Business Protocol Course etc.
He has received the following decorations:
Silver Medal of General Maister, Gold Medal of the Slovenian Armed Forces, Medal of the Chief of the General Staff, Gold Medal of the Logistics Brigade, Silver Medal of the Support Command, Silver Medal of the 157th Logistics Battalion, Medal of the 17th Military Police Battalion, three deployment medals etc.
Meritorious Service Medal (USA), Colorado Meritorious Service Medal (USA), Army Achievement Medal (USA), Medal »Per la Pace« (ITA), Medal »Gendermeria Nacional Argentina« (ARG), Logistics Agency Commendation medal (CZE), NATO medal, NATO Non-Article 5 medal.
Command Sergeant Major Franjo Cesar has been deployed three times, in 2000 as Commander of the Military Police Squad in the Multinational Specialised Unit (SFOR, Bosnia and Herzegovina), in 2003/04 as Senior Enlisted Leader in the Military Police Platoon of the Multinational Specialised Unit (SFOR, Bosnia and Herzegovina) and in 2012 as Senior Enlisted Leader of the Slovenian Contingent in Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan (ISAF).