Command Sergeant Major Davor Petek is
the Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) for Allied Command Operations at
NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). He provides the
Supreme Allied Commander Europe and SHAPE staff with the enlisted perspective
on strategic vision, goals and objectives, and leads the command's efforts on
enlisted development, utilization and engagement.
CSM Petek's website
Command Sgt. Maj. Petek was born in
1975 and is a native of Slunj. He entered the Army in 1993. Following initial
training he became a rifleman with the 1st Guard Brigade in Karlovac, Croatia.
During his career, he has held progressively higher roles of responsibility at
the tactical, operational and strategic level in the Croatian Armed Forces,
multinational operations and NATO commands.
He has served as squad leader, platoon
2IC, battalion command sergeant major, brigade sergeant major, combat training
centre command sergeant major, operational planning sergeant major, acting
sergeant major of the Army, and the Command Sergeant Major of the Croatian Armed
Sgt. Maj. Petek’s previous joint
assignments include International Security Assistance Force Croatian contingent
Command Sergeant Major, Joint Mobile Training Team Leader and Directorate
senior NCO at Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum, NATO Training
Mission-Afghanistan Unified Training Advisory Group CSEL.
He earned a Bachelor of Kinesiology
from the University of Zagreb. He also has completed numerous civilian and
military courses to include the U.S. Army Sergeant Majors Academy, U.S. Army
Battle Staff NCO Course, NATO Peace Support Operations Course, NATO Academic
Instructor Course, NATO Advanced Leadership Course, and NATO Command Senior
Enlisted Leader Course.
Sgt. Maj. Petek decorations include
Homeland War memorial medal, Operation Storm medal, NATO Non-Article 5 ISAF
Medal, NATO Meritorious Service medal, US Army Meritorious Service Medal, US
Army SGT Morales medal and US Army NCO Professional Development ribbon with
four oak leaf clusters.He was promoted to the rank of sergeant major effective July 16, 2007.
He is married to Jasenka of Slunj and they have two children, Ian and Neo.