Deputy Chief of General Staff

Мухамет РацајMajor General Muhamet Islam Racaj

Place and date of birth:
1st August 1961, v. Sichevo, county Klina, Republic of Kosovo

Military education:

  • Military high school Land forces, Sarajevo 1976 – 1980
  • Military Academy Land forces, Belgrade 1983 – 1986
  • Command and Staff Academy – Skopje 1996
  • National Defence School (Land Forces College) in R. of Turkey 2006 – 2007

Additional education:

  • Postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Philosophy within the “St. Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje 2006
  • PhD in Security at the “St. Clement of Ohrid” University in Bitola 2009

Military career:

  • Platoon commander
  • Company commander
  • Second in Command of 2nd Border battalion
  • Officer for DCS for TO in infantry brigade
  • Chief of S-5 in Border brigade
  • Commanding Officer of the 1st Border battalion in the 1st Border brigade
  • Chief of Staff in the Special Operations Regiment
  • Deputy Commanding Officer of Special Operations Regiment
  • Chief of Staff in the Joint Operations Command
  • Deputy Chief of Generall Staff

Promotions:

  • Sergeant 1980 – 1983
  • Sergeant 1st Class 1983
  • 2nd Lieutenant 1986 – 1987
  • Lieutenant 1987 – 1991
  • Captain 1991 – 1996
  • Captain 1st Class 1996 – 2001
  • Major 2001 – 2003
  • Lieutenant Colonel 2003 – 2006
  • Colonel 2006 – 2012
  • Brigadier General 2012 – 2015
  • Major General 2015 -

Additional titles:

  • Elected as a Docent of Criminology at the Faculty for Detectives and Security within “FON” – University 2009
  • Elected as a Docent of Military Science at the Military Academy within “Goce Delchev” University – Shtip 2010
  • Ambassador of Peace – Universal Peace Federation – Inter Regional and International Federation of the world peace 2008
  • By order of the Chief of Army specified a presidential commission to review the doctrines and military technical literature ARM 2013

An author of academic papers and books including:

  • Weapons and range practice
  • Basics of topography and tactics in natural terrain
  • Introduction to criminology – in Albanian

Foreign Languages :
Turkish, Serbian, Croatian, a little English.

Marital Status:
Married, Wife’s name, Mevljurije, Children: Anilja, Taulant and Arijanit.

Hobbies:
Hunting.

Contact
Phone: + 389 2328-2166,
Fax: + 389 2328-3953
e-mail: muhamet.racaj@arm.mil.mk

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