Marshal of Yugoslavia

Marshal of Yugoslavia
Maršal Jugoslavije
Shoulder boards of the rank of Marshal of Yugoslavia.
Country  Yugoslavia
Service branch Yugoslav People's Army
NATO rank OF-11
Formation November 29, 1943
Abolished May 4, 1980
Next lower rank General

Marshal of Yugoslavia (Serbo-Croatian, Slovene: Maršal Jugoslavije, Cyrillic script: Маршал Југославије; Macedonian: Маршал на Југославија) was the highest rank of Yugoslav People's Army (equivalent to field marshal), and, simultaneously, a Yugoslav honorific title.

History of the rank

The only person to ever hold the rank of "Marshal of Yugoslavia" was Josip Broz Tito, with the term "Marshal" becoming synonymous with his name in Yugoslavia. He received it at the second session of AVNOJ at Jajce on November 29, 1943, and held it until his death on May 4, 1980.[1]

Adjutants to the Marshal of Yugoslavia

  • Boško Čolić (1943–1949)
  • Milan Žeželj (1949–1961)
  • Luka Božović (1961–1966)
  • Anđelko Valter (1966–1971)
  • Marko Rapo (1971–1976)
  • Đuka Balenović (1976–1977)
  • Tihomir Vilović (1977–1979)
  • Zvonimir Kostić (1979–1980)


  1. "Josip Broz Tito: Chronology Part Two". Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010.
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