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Command Sergeant Major Ivan Šušnjara

Command Sergeant Major Ivan Šušnjara was born in 1968. He joined the Slovenian Armed Forces in 1991. He completed Faculty of Law.

Current position: Command Sergeant Major, Force Command.

Assignments in the SAF:

  • Command Sergeant Major, Force Command
  • Command Sergeant Major, Logistic Brigade
  • Force Command J-7 TREX NCO
  • General Staff J-7 Training and exercise NCO planner
  • Command Sergeant Major, 20th Infantry Regiment
  • Mortar Company 1st Sergeant
  • Logistic Company 1st Sergeant
  • Platoon Sergeant
  • Platoon Leader
  • Squad Leader
  • Gunner
  • Instructor


  • Platoon Sergeant, ISAF, Afghanistan
  • Company 1st Sergeant, KFOR, Kosovo
  • Chief NSE, UNIFIL (Lebanon)
  • J-7 TREX NCO, RSM, Afghanistan

Military Training:

  • NCO School (former Yugoslavian Army)
  • Leadership Course
  • Platoon Sergeant Course
  • Senior NCO Carrier Course
  • Light Armor Reconnaissance Leaders Course
  • Train the Trainers C-IED Course
  • Ground Supply Chief Course
  • Maneuver Senior Leader Course
  • Master Resilience Trainer Course
  • United States Sergeant Majors Academy
  • Train the Trainer Course NCFWC/NCSWC

Medals and Decorations:

  • Medals for deployments  ISAF, KFOR, UNIFIL, RSM
  • 3rd  and 2nd  class Medal of SAF
  • 3rd Class Medal of General Maister
  • 3rd class Medal of the 1st Brigade   
  • 1st class Medal of the 72nd Brigade   
  • 3rd  Class Medal of Chief of General Staff
  • 3rd  and 2nd Class Medal of 20th Motorized Bn
  • 3rd Class Medal of 74. Armor battalion

Command Sergeant Major IvanŠušnjara and his family live in Slovenska Bistrica.