Selmo Cikotić is Dean of the American School of Government, American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was Minister of Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina from February 2007, but was unable to take it up officially until 22 April 2007, when a ban on former army officers performing defence-related civilian duties expired. In February 1993 he was made commander of operational group Zapad of the 3rd Corps of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Bugojno. Cikotić served as military attaché at the embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United States in Washington D.C. from December 1994 to 1997. As Brigadier General he was enrolled at the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth in June 1997. From 2000 to 2004 he was Commander of the 1st Corps of the Federation Army, and from 2004 to 2007 he was CEO of OKI in Sarajevo. In June 2007 he jointly attended a Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels with Serbian defence minister Dragan Šutanovac. They expressed together their governments’ wish to join NATO as soon as possible. In March 2008 he led a five member delegation to Pakistan to discuss “bilateral cooperation between the two Muslim countries”. Cikotić received a master’s degree from the University of Sarajevo in 2004.