Born on March 22, 1943 in Sofia. Married, has two children.
Graduated from the High Military School in 1966, and from the Military Academy "G. S. Rakovski" 1978. Post-graduate studies at the University for National and World Economy and in Moscow. Served his military duty in the artillery. Secretary to the military attache of the Republic of Bulgaria in Rome, Italy. Military attache in Paris, France. Colonel in the reserve since 1995. Chief of the "Control of the Armaments" department in the Ministry of Defense.
Deputy Minister of Defense - in charge of military and political issues, March 1995-Feb. 1997.