Commander of the Naval Force (Albania)

The Albanian Commander of the Naval Force (Albanian: Komandant i Forcës Detare) is the leader of the country's navy. The Commander of the Naval Force is appointed by the President of Albania and serves under the Minister of Defence.[1]

The current commander, Major General Ylber Dogjani, was appointed on 13 October 2015. General Dogjani previously served as director of Albania's Military Intelligence Service, the SHIU.[2][3]

Commander of the Naval Force
Komandant i Forcës Detare
Naval Ensign of Albania
Naval Ensign of Albania
Incumbent
Brigadier General Ylber Dogjani

since 13 October 2015
 Albanian Naval Force
Reports toMinister of Defence Mimi Kodheli
President Bujar Nishani
AppointerThe President of Albania
WebsiteOfficial website

Commanders of the Naval Force

People's Socialist Republic of Albania

Commander of the PCRA Took office Left office Time in office Minister of Defence Chairman of the Council of Ministers First Secretary of the Party of Labor Ref
1
Abdi Mati [sq]
Rear Admiral
Abdi Mati
1945195711–12 yearsEnver Hoxha
(1944–1953)
Beqir Balluku
(1953–1974)
Enver Hoxha
(1944 – 1954)
Mehmet Shehu
(1954 – 1981)
Enver Hoxha[4][5]
2
Teme Sejko
Rear Admiral
Teme Sejko
(1922–1961)
1958August 19601–2 yearsBeqir Balluku
(1953–1974)
Mehmet Shehu
(1954 – 1981)
Enver Hoxha[4][5]
3
Hito Çako
Rear Admiral
Hito Çako
(1923–1975)
September 1960September 19611 yearBeqir Balluku
(1953–1974)
Mehmet Shehu
(1954 – 1981)
Enver Hoxha[4][5]
(1)
Abdi Mati [sq]
Rear Admiral
Abdi Mati
September 1961September 197312 yearsBeqir Balluku
(1953–1974)
Mehmet Shehu
(1954 – 1981)
Enver Hoxha[4][5]
4
Qamil Poda
Qamil Poda
[a]
September 1973July 19817 yearsBeqir Balluku
(1953–1974)
Mehmet Shehu
(1974–1980)
Kadri Hazbiu
(1980–1982)
Mehmet Shehu
(1954 – 1981)
Enver Hoxha[4][5]
5
Ndue Jaku [sq]
Ndue Jaku
(born 1941)
[b]
198119919–10 yearsKadri Hazbiu
(1980–1982)
Prokop Murra
(1982–1990)
Kiço Mustaqi
(1990–1991)
Ndriçim Karakaçi
(1991–1991)
Mehmet Shehu
(1954 – 1981)
Adil Çarçani
(1981 – 1991)
Enver Hoxha
Ramiz Alia
[4]

Republic of Albania

Image Name Term of Office Served under: Notes
Began Ended Minister of Defence Prime Minister President
Captain Tasim Meçe 1991 1992 Unknown Fatos Nano
Ylli Bufi
Vilson Ahmeti
Ramiz Alia [4]
Captain Fitim Halili 1992 1993 Safet Zhulali Aleksandër Meksi Sali Berisha [4]
Rear Admiral Edmond Zhupani 1993 1994 [4]
Rear Admiral Muharrem Kuçana 1994 1996 [4]
Rear Admiral Edmond Zhupani 1996 1997 [4]
Captain Vladimir Beja March 1997 6 September 1997[6] Safet Zhulali (until 14 April 1997)
Unknown
Bashkim Fino
Fatos Nano
Sali Berisha
Rexhep Meidani
[4]
Captain Robert Bali September 1997 October 1998 Unknown Fatos Nano Rexhep Meidani [4]
Rear Admiral Kudret Çela November 1998 March 2005 Unknown Pandeli Majko
Fatos Nano
Rexhep Meidani
Alfred Moisiu
[4]
Captain Kristaq Gërveni March 2005 September 2009 Unknown Fatos Nano
Sali Berisha
Alfred Moisiu
Bamir Topi
[4]
Rear Admiral Kudret Çela September 2009 January 2012 Arben Imami Sali Berisha Bamir Topi [4]
Brigadier General Qemal Shkurti 15 August 2012 October 2015 Arben Imami
Mimi Kodheli
Sali Berisha
Edi Rama
Bamir Topi
Bujar Nishani
[1][4]
Major General Ylber Dogjani 13 October 2015 Present Mimi Kodheli Edi Rama Bujar Nishani
Ilir Meta
[1][2][3]

[c]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Commander of Naval Force". Albanian Armed Forces. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b Konomi, Esiona (13 October 2015). "Ylber Dogjani ikën nga SHIU emërohet në krye të Forcave Detare" [Ylber Dogjani leaves SHIU to be appointed to head of the Naval Forces] (in Albanian). Shqiptarja.com. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Albania - Commander of the Albanian Naval Force - Major General Ylber Dogjani". Chiefs of European Navies. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Naval Force". Albanian Armed Forces. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Former CHODs". Albanian Armed Forces. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Albania's New President Ousts 17 Generals". New York Times. 7 September 1997. Retrieved 5 July 2016.

Notes

  1. ^ Qamil Poda held no military rank.
  2. ^ Ndue Jaku held no military rank.
  3. ^ Dogjani was promoted to Major General in July 2016.

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