As the Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Command Master Chief (CMC) Škorjanc serves as an advisor to the Commandant and the staff element leadership. He makes recommendations to the Commander on all matters pertaining to NCO ranks. He leads the NCOs and enlisted personnel of the school, ensures policy compliance, adherence to standards in performance and maintenance of good order and discipline.
CMC Škorjanc, a native from Celje, Slovenia, enlisted in the Slovenian Armed Forces in March 1993. Following completion of the Non-Commissioned officers’ school in Ljubljana, he reported to 460th Training Centre, Postojna, where he started his career as an Infantry Instructor.
After a year of successful work as an Infantry Instructor, he advanced to Platoon Sergeant. In 1996, he reported for duty in the Slovenian Armed Forces Naval Detachment where he successfully completed training on the Fast Patrol Boat (FPB), and assumed the position of Chief of Navigation and Artillery Department on-board FPB ANKARAN-21, where he stayed until 2003. In 1998, he was promoted to the Executive Officer and in 1999, assumed the position of Commanding Officer.
In 2003, CMC Škorjanc was transferred to Joint Force Command, Vrhnika, where he was assigned in J3 as the Operation Planning Assistant. His secondary duty, as a leader of the NCO’s board, was to develop the NCO Core at the Slovenian Armed Forces.
From 2005 to 2009 he was assigned at the NATO Maritime Component Command, Naples, Italy as a Staff Workflow & Information Management Assistant. CMC Škorjanc received an award as “NCO of the Semester” for his outstanding performance.
In 2009, CMC Škorjanc was transferred to General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces and assumed the position as CSEL of the General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces.
In July 2012 he was deployed to Afghanistan for 9 months as Senior Enlisted Advisor and CSEL to the ANA Training and Education Command Training Advisory Group.
In 2014 he was transferred to Joint Operation Centre, Vrhnika where he assumed the position as CSEL of the Joint Operation Centre.
Since August 2016 CMC Škorjanc is assigned to NATO School Oberammergau, NCO PD in position of Course Director / Instructor and Deputy Department Director. Additionally, CMC Škorjanc holds an Associate Degree of Maritime Transport. He has completed courses as Platoon Leader, Tasker Tracker Functional Admin Course, WISE Ops and Admin Course, NATO Senior NCO Leadership Course, NATO CSEL Course, and is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 158.
He is married to his wife Suzana and has two children, Liza and Blaž.