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Chief of the General Staff of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

Biography

General Josef Becvar

General Josef Becvar

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, Grade I

The Cross of Merit of the Czech Minister of Defence, Grade 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


Updated: October 24, 2017