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Bojan Pograjc

Ambassador Bojan Pograjc was born in 1961 in Ljubljana. He holds a university degree in political sciences (defence studies) from the Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of Ljubljana, and a Master of Science degree in national security strategy from the National War College of the National Defence University in the United States. He also completed the Generals, Flag Officers and Ambassadors' Course at the NATO Defence College.

He started his long military career as reserve officer of the Slovenian Territorial Defence. He held a position at the Logistics Directorate of the Ministry of Defence for a short period and then performed command and staff duties at all command levels in the Slovenian Armed Forces. In 2000, he was State Secretary at the Ministry of Defence, responsible for NATO, defence logistics and the SAF; in 2012, he was appointed Deputy Commander of NATO-led Kosovo Force, where he served for 13 months.

He was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in 2006 and from 2009 to 2020 performed duties in the acting rank of Major General.

After serving as State Secretary for Military, Defence and Foreign Affairs in the Cabinet of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia between 2020 and 2022, the President of the Republic appointed him as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to the Republic of Poland on May 23, 2022.