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(1968-1979)

Colonel General Karel RUSOV

Chief of the General Staff of the Czechoslovak People's Army

generálplukovník Ing. Karel RUSOV

In 1949, he became an officer of the Czechoslovak Army. In the 1950s, he served at the Operations Administration of the General Staff. In the 1960s, he commanded a division and an army corps. In 1967, he was appointed General Inspector of the Czechoslovak People's Army. In the post of Chief of the General Staff of the Czechoslovak People's Army - 1st Deputy Minister of National Defence contributed to the process of normalisation in the military. During 1979 and 1989, he served as 1st Deputy Minister of National Defence. He retired in 1990.