Born on Apr. 14, 1943 in the village of Rebrovo, Montana district. Married, has two children.
Graduated from V. Levski Military School in Veliko Tarnovo 1966, from G. S. Rakovski Military Academy 1975, and from the Military Academy of the General Headquarters of Russia 1986. Occupied all command positions in the Bulgarian Army. General colonel. Chief of Third Army's headquarters in 1987. Deputy chief of G. S. Rakovski Military Academy . Commander of the Third Army. Commander of the Land Troops, May 1993-1994.
Chief of the General Headquarters of the Bulgarian Army since Sept. 1994.