Captain (OF-3) Tomislav Žarinčić joined CCDCOE in August 2019 as Staff Officer in Education & Training Branch.
He studied in the University of Traffic and Transport Engineering and graduated in 2006 with specialty in Postal and Telecommunication Traffic. After graduation he joined the Croatian Army and completed the Officers Course.
His academic background dedicated him to become a Signal Officer as he began his career as Deputy Commander in Croatian Armed Forces in Signal Battalion in Department for Administration of Network. The department is responsible for developing and maintaining stationary communication and information system (CIS). After several years of experience his progress led him to a position of Commander of Department for monitoring stationary CIS in Croatian Armed Forces.
In 2012 he continued his education abroad where he finished Signal Captains Carrier Course in United States Army in Fort Gordon, Georgia, USA. His next assignment was Security Officer in CIS HQ centre of Croatian Armed Forces. He also became teaching staff in Cyber Security due to experiences in national and in international Cyber Exercises and practices from network administration.
Before his deployment to NATO CCDCOE in 2019 he was assigned to the freshly formed Cyber Command in Croatian Armed Forces in the role of Staff Officer dedicated to International Military Exchange and Education in Cyber domain.