Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria
Born in Batak on 8th January
Married with two children and two grandchildren
1960 completed high school
1960 - 1965 - Higher Military Artillery School in Shoumen, majoring in Ground Artillery;
Civilian degree in Radio Electronics Engineering.
1974 - 1978 - Military
Artillery Academy in St. Petersburg (Leningrad). Graduated with distinction
and a gold medal in "Command of Chief of Staff HQ and Operative-Tactical";
University degree in military education.
Started military career as Lieutenant-Engineer.
1965 - 1974 - occupied various positions in the Missile Force, including Commander of Missile Launcher Unit, Commander of Start Platoon and Commander of Start Battery.
1978 - 1980 - Commander of Separate Missile Division in Stara Zagora.
1882 - 1984 - Commander of Artillery Regiment in Stara Zagora.
1982 - 1987 - Chief of Missile Force and Artillery, Second Division in Stara Zagora
1987 - 1990 - Chief of Missile Force and Artillery, Third Army in Sliven
1990 - 1998 - Commander of Missile Force and Artillery of the Ground Force of the Bulgarian Armed Forces
1991 - promoted to Major General
1998 - dismissed from the Army due to disagreement with the manner of army reform. Retired.
November 2001 - elected Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria in presidential elections
22 January 02 - took office as Vice President
A book: The Last War