Stipe Soldić

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Stipe Soldić rođen je 09.06.1968 godine u Sinju. Završio je višu Kemijsku školu sa zvanjem inženjer kemije te visoku Stožernu školu. Zajedno s Antom Kotromanovićem bio je zajedno u JNA 1988 godine a Soldić je tada Ministru bio nadređen. U to vrijeme Stipe završava i školu rezervnih oficira.

Njegov ratni put počinje 1991. godine. Tijekom Domovinskog rata najviše je radio na obavještajnim poslovima, a također je bio i pomoćnik zapovjednika brigade Stjepanu Hercegu u Konjicu 1993. i 1994. godine.

Široj javnosti Soldić je poznat što je 1997. Godine imao otvoreni sukob s Mladeži HDZ-a u Splitu kada je otkrio niz nepravilnosti u stranci. Tada je u njegovu obranu stao, njegov tadašnji šef Ravnatelj HIS-a Miroslav Tuđman. Akteri spomenute afere kasnije su maknuti iz HDZ-a. Bio je savjetnik za braniteljska pitanja dr. Marka Veselice predsjednika HKDU-a. Slovi kao veliki prijatelj bivšeg predsjednika Hajduka Joška Slavuše, generala bojnika Gordana Čačića, Ivice Šurjaka i Vilsona Đonija, a govori se kako ima veliki utjecaj u HNK Hajduk Split.

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Stipe Soldić was born on June 9th, 1968 in the town of Sinj. He graduated from the Chemical Engineering High School and later from the Army Officer Candidate School. He served the compulsory military service in Jugoslav National Army (JNA) in 1988, where he was Anto Kotromanović's superior. At that time, he also graduated from the Warrant Officer School.

He joined the Homeland War in 1991. He was primarily involved in intelligence operations and was serving as an assistant commander to the brigadier general Stjepan Herceg in Konjic during 1993 and 1994.

Soldić is primarily known to the general public by his open disagreement with Croatian Democratic Union's (HDZ) youth in the town of Split, where he uncovered a host of operational irregularities in the party's conduct. Miroslav Tuđman, then a head of Croatian Intelligence Service (HIS), supported Soldić in this issue, and actors of this affair were later let off from the HDZ. Soldić also served as a counselor for war veterans to Marko Veselica, a president of the Croatian Christian Democratic Union (HKDU).

It is said that he is very good friends with Joško Slavuša, a former president of Hajduk football club, general-major Gordan Čačić, Ivica Šurjak and Vilson Đoni, and is speculated that he exerts a significant influence in workings of the Hajduk Split football club.