Military Officer, Military Person
1932 – 2012
Who was Blagoje Adžić?
Blagoje Adžić was the acting minister of defence in the Yugoslav government. He was of Serbian ethnicity. Although his rank was Colonel General, he was in charge of the Yugoslav People's Army after the resignation of general Veljko Kadijević in 1992. Adžić was in office from 29 September 1989 to 8 May 1992 until his resignation. He was replaced by Života Panić.
Adžić was born in Pridvorica village near Gacko, then in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. As a child, he witnessed the slaughter of his entire family by Ustasha forces rampaging through his village. After his third year in industrial school, he graduated from officer training school in 1953. After he had graduated, he also received a diploma in foreign languages from the JNA military school. He traveled to the Soviet Union and graduated from the M.V. Frunze Military Academy in 1969, and then graduated from military academy in 1973. Adžić then graduated from the People's Defence School in 1987.
He held a number of posts in the JNA including commander of the 1st and 3rd battalions of the 4th Proletariat Infantry Regiment, commander of the 25th and 26th Infantry Division and commander of 52nd Corps. He served ten other smaller posts all throughout his military career.
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