Colonel General Miroslav VACEK

Chief of the General Staff of CSPA

generálplukovník Ing. Miroslav VACEK

In 1956, he became an officer of the Czechoslovak People's Army. In the 1970s and 1980s commanded a division, army corps and a military district. In the post of Chief of the General Staff of CSPA - 1st Deputy Minister of National Defence contributed to planning and implementation of international agreements on downsizing conventional armed forces in Europe. The General Staff, at this period, had been preparing a new military doctrine. In 1989, he was appointed Minister of National Defence. In 1991, he retired.