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General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces


  • 14th NATO and PfP NCO Winter Camp takes place at Pokljuka

    Between 5 and 12 March, the 14th NATO and PfP NCO Winter Camp is taking place at Pokljuka.

  • Change of SAF contingents in Afghanistan soon to take place

    Members of the 12th Slovenian contingent of the Resolute Support Mission are concluding their six-month deployment in Afghanistan.
    Within the Train Advise Assist Command - West, they were in charge of human resources and planning tasks at Camp Arena in Herat. In addition, they underwent tactical procedures training, and conducted patrols and reconnaissance in the area of responsibility.
    Members of the 12th Slovenian contingent received special acknowledgements for their work, performance and esprit-de-corps showed in cooperation with members of other armed forces.

  • SAF member with a severe course of the COVID-19 disease evacuated from Lebanon

    In the early morning hours of 11 February, the Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF) delivered a member of the Slovenian UNIFIL contingent with a severe course of the COVID-19 disease from Lebanon to Slovenia. During the flight, the SAF member was accompanied by the SAF chief physician.
    The flight with the Falcon aircraft was smooth. After landing at Brnik airport, the Military Medical Unit ambulance transported the infected SAF member to the Dr Peter Držaj hospital in Ljubljana for further treatment. Two members of the SAF Veterinary Unit disinfected the aircraft all the equipment at the airport.
    The United Nations operation UNIFIL in Lebanon includes six members the Slovenian Armed Forces. The other five contingent members tested negative for coronavirus infection. They are healthy and continue to perform tasks in the area of operations in southern Lebanon.

The General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces is a constituent body of the Ministry of Defence. It performs professional military functions related to the organisation, training and operation of defence forces. It provides professional military support to the President of the Republic of Slovenia, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia and the Minister of Defence and transforms political decisions into military decisions. It provides command support to the Chief of the General Staff along with technical scientific bases and resources necessary for the development and operation of the Slovenian Armed Forces and maintenance of the required level of readiness.

The Force Command of the Slovenian Armed Forces is directly subordinate to the General Staff. It issues orders for the commands and units of the Slovenian Armed Forces in Slovenia and abroad and provides host nation support.

The Slovenian Armed Forces constitute the defence forces of the Republic of Slovenia. They perform military defence independently or in cooperation with Allies based on international treaties. The defence of Slovenia is also ensured, in addition to the Armed Forces, by the non-military part of the defence system, which supports the functioning of the Slovenian Armed Forces and the Allies’ forces with its civilian capabilities and measures. The defence system of the State is activated as part of the response to a crisis, war or state of emergency. The most important functions of the Slovenian Armed Forces are the provision of readiness for military defence of the State, the fulfilment of obligations assumed by Slovenia in international organisations and through international treaties, and participation in protection, rescue and relief operations during natural and other disasters.