Zdravko Ponoš

Zdravko Ponoš
Born (1962-11-03) 3 November 1962
Knin, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia (now Croatia)
Allegiance  Serbia
 Serbia and Montenegro
 FR Yugoslavia
 SFR Yugoslavia
Service/branch Military of Serbia
Rank Lt. General

Zdravko Ponoš (Serbian Cyrillic: Здравко Понош) is a former Chief of the General Staff of the Military of Serbia.

President Boris Tadić invoked his constitutional powers of Commander-in-chief of the Military of Serbia and dismissed Zdravko Ponoš on 30 December 2008 as Chief of General Staff. Ponoš made public accusations against the Defense Minister Dragan Šutanovac in the media. It was also revealed that he had ignored the minister, and had not submitted a single report in a year.[1][2]


Important courses

Work experience

Published research papers

- Analysis of the anti-jamming characteristics of GPS receiver IEICE Transaction on Communication, Tokyo, 2000.

- Private military companies": modern mercenaries or a possible answer to new security challenges, Seaford House Papers, Royal College of Defense Studies, London, 2004.


Besides his native Serbian he also speaks English and Russian.

Other interests

Film, history, football

Military offices
Preceded by
Ljubiša Jokić
as Chief of the General Staff of Military of Serbia and Montenegro
Chief of the General Staff of Military of Serbia
12 December 2006 - 30 December 2008
Succeeded by
Miloje Miletić


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