Colonel General Jiri NEKVASIL
Chief of the General Staff of ACR
He became an officer of the Czechoslovak People´s Army in 1969. He served at command post of air defence. As the Chief of the General Staff, he contributed to transormation of the Czech military and participation in the NATO Partnership for Peace Programme. In his period, new operational levels and a rapid deployment brigade have been formed. The military have prepared their capabilities to integration into NATO military structures. The Czech Republic deployed a mechanised battalion into NATO-led IFOR operaton in several countries of former Yugoslavia.