“Slovenia has become the only Nato country to appoint a woman as head of its army.

Maj Gen Alenka Ermenc will take up the post of chief of staff on Wednesday.

The 55-year-old former army commander began her military career in 1991, when the country won its independence from the former Yugoslavia.

Maj Gen Ermenc is currently serving as the army’s deputy-chief of staff. President Borut Pahor said he hoped she would improve the army’s performance.” (BBC News)