General (Yugoslav People's Army)

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General Yugoslav People's Army
General Jugoslovenske Narodne Armije
CountryFlag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
Service branch Logo of the JNA.svg Yugoslav People's Army
NATO rank OF-10
Formation1955
Abolished1974
Next higher rank Marshal of Yugoslavia
Next lower rank General of the Army
Admiral of the Fleet

General (YPA) or General (J.N.A.) (Serbo-Croatian and Slovenian: "General (Jugoslovenska Narodna Armija)", Serbian Cyrillic: "Генерал (Југословенскa Народнa Армијa)") was the highest rank of Yugoslav People's Army. (The highest rank in theory, Marshal of Yugoslavia, was created for Josip Broz Tito and held by him alone). The only person to ever considered for promotion in rank of "General" (General (YPA)) was Ivan Gošnjak as deputy supreme commander. This rank was created in 1955 for deputy supreme commander of armored forces SFRY and it was abolished in 1974. After that the highest rank of Yugoslav People's Army was General of the Army for Yugoslav Ground Forces and Yugoslav Air Force, and Admiral of the Fleet for Yugoslav Navy. [1]

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References

  1. "General nad generalima". Novosti. 19 February 2011.

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