Miloš Vasić (general)

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Miloš Vasić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милош Васић) (Nemenikuće, February 27, 1859 – October 20, 1935) was a Serbian general who commanded the Serbian 3rd Army in World War I.


Miloš Vasić fought as a volunteer in the Serbian–Ottoman War (1876–78), and then studied at the military academy between 1880 and 1883. He fought as a Second lieutenant in the Serbo-Bulgarian War (1885). After this war, he had several functions at the Army headquarters. In 1897 he became military attaché in Bulgaria, and between July 1900 and April 1901 he was Minister of Defense of Serbia. During that time he created military rank Field Marshal which was new in Serbian army. After the Coup of May 1903, he retired from public life.

At the outbreak of the Balkan Wars (1912-1913), he was recalled to duty and became liaison officer with the Greek Army. In July 1914 he was appointed head of the Branicevski detachment and on Augustus 30 1914 of the Second Danube Division. In the first months of 1916, when Živojin Mišić was hospitalized in France, he became temporary commander of the Serbian 1st Army. After this he returned to Greece as liaison officer.

On August 14, 1916 he replaced Pavle Jurišić Šturm at the head of the Serbian 3rd Army, until it was disbanded on 28 March 1917. Then he was sent as liaison officer to Italy, where he remained until the end of the War.

After the war, he was involved in the discussions with Italy on the Dalmatian Question and was again Minister of Defense between January and November 1922.

Miloš Vasić died in Belgrade in 1935.


This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the српски / srpski Wikipedia.