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Gordana Garasic

Brigadier General Gordana Garašić

Head of Planning Directorate of the Croatian Armed Forces General Staff; External Contributor

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Brigadier General Gordana Garašić is currently serving as Head of Planning Directorate of the Croatian Armed Forces General Staff.  

In her professional career she had different assignments, including: Advisor in Military Representation to the NATO/EU (Brussels), Chief of the Cabinet of CHOD, Head of Personnel Management Directorate (J1) in the General Staff of CAF, Head of the Military Office in the Cabinet for Defense and National Security in the Office of the President, and Deputy Director of RACVIAC-Centre for Security Cooperation. She served two mandates in NATO-led operation ISAF in Afghanistan, in 2010 and 2014. During her last tour she held the position of the Gender Advisor to ISAF Commander.

BG Garašić graduated from the Law University in Zagreb and holds Master of Science in National Resource Strategy (US National Defense University in Washington D.C.).

She was promoted to the rank of BG in May 2015 as the first female general officer in the CAF. Garašić has been awarded the Achievement Medal by Afghan Government in recognition of her engagement in the integration of women into the Special Police in ISAF.