The Chief of the General Staff (Serbian language: Начелник Генералштаба / Načelnik Generalštaba) is the chief of the General Staff and Serbian Armed Forces. The chief of staff is appointed by the head-of-state (president), who is the commander-in-chief. The position dates back to the Principality of Serbia. The current Chief of the General Staff is General Ljubiša Diković.
Chiefs of the General Staff (1876-1918)
|Jovan Dragašević||1836–1915||General Staff Colonel||1877||1878||Acting Chief of the General Staff|
|Kosta Protić||1831–1892||General||1878||1879||Acting Chief of the General Staff|
|Jovan Anđelković||1840–1885||General||1880||1882||Acting Chief of the General Staff|
|5||Radomir Putnik||1847–1917||General Staff Colonel||1890||1892|
|Jovan Atanacković||1848–1921||General||1897||1898||Acting Chief of the General Staff|
|Svetozar Nešić||1851–1927||General Staff Colonel||1902||1903||Acting Chief of the General Staff|
|7||Aleksandar Mašin||1857–1910||General Staff Colonel||1905||1906|
|Petar Bojović||1858–1945||General Staff Colonel||1906||1908||Acting Chief of the General Staff|
|(5)||Radomir Putnik||1847–1917||General / Vojvoda||1908||1912||Promoted to Vojvoda on October 20, 1912|
|8||Petar Bojović||1858–1945||General||1916||1918||Acting Chief of the General Staff (1915–1916)|
|1918||1918||Continue as Chief of the General Staff of Yugoslavia|
For period from 1918 to 2006, see Chief of the General Staff of Yugoslavia.
Chiefs of the General Staff (2006-Present)
|1||Zdravko Ponoš||1962–||Lt. General||June 4, 2006||December 30, 2008||Dismissed by President Boris Tadić over dispute with Minister of Defence, Dragan Šutanovac|
|2||Miloje Miletić||1953–||General||December 30, 2008||December 12, 2011||Acting Chief of the General Staff until February 15, 2009|
|3||Ljubiša Diković||1960–||General||December 12, 2011||Present|
- Chief of the General Staff: 1876-2000, Ivetić Velimir, Belgrade 2000.
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