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Josef Bečvář

Czech Republic

GEN Josef Bečvář


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Chief of the General Staff of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic
Ministry of Defence - General Staff



Curriculum Vitae

Date of Birth: 11 August 1958 Place of Birth: Pilsen Education: 1973 - 1977 Military High School in Moravska Trebova 1977 - 1981 Military College of Land Forces in Vyskov - artillery speciality 1986 - 1989 Military Academy in Brno, postgraduate study, command-staff speciality: rocket troops and artillery 1993 Information Course of the French Gendarmerie in Melun, France 1998 - 1999 General Defence School in Paris, France Professional Career: 1981 - 1983 Platoon leader at rocket troops 1983 - 1984 Deputy Commander of a battery 1984 - 1985 Commander of a fire battery 1985 - 1986 Senior Officer at the Rocket Troops Authority 1989 - 1991 Senior Officer at the Artillery Staff of an armour division 1991 - 1993 Chief Senior Officer of the Military Police Authority 1993 - 1994 Deputy Commander of the Military Police Headquarters in Prague 1994 - 1997 Director of the Military Police Office 1997 - 1998 Chief of the Military Police 1998 - 1999 War School in France 1999 - 2004 Chief of the Military Police 28 Oct. 2002 conferred Brigadier General 8 May 2003 appointed Brigadier General 2004 - 2007 Defence Attaché of the Czech Republic to France 1 May 2007 Director of the Branches Development Division - Operational Division of MoD 1 Apr. 2008 Deputy Chief of the General Staff - Chief of Staff 28 Oct. 2008 appointed Major General 2011 - 2014 Defence Attaché of the Czech Republic to France 1 Aug. 2014 First Deputy Chief of the General Staff 28 Oct. 2014 appointed Lieutenant General 8 May 2016 appointed General Awards and Decorations: The Medal of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, Grades III, II, I The Cross of Merit of the Czech Minister of Defence - Grades III, II, I Chevalier de la Légion d´Honneur, de Commandeur de l'Ordre National du Merite The Honorary Badge of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic of the King Premysl Otakar II - the King of Iron and Gold The Medal "In Service for Nation" Marital status: married Hobbies: horses, travelling, literature

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