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Director, Special Forces Directorate

Brigadier General Pavel Kolar

Brigádní generál Ing. Pavel Kolář
  • Date of Birth: 6th February 1970
  • Place of Birth: Prostejov

Education:

  • 1988 – 1992
    Military College of Land Forces in Vyskov (reconnaissance department)
  • 2000 – 2001
    Special Forces Detachment Officers Course, JFK Special Warfare Center and School, USA
  • 2016 – 2017
    General Staff Course, University of Defence in Brno

Career:

  • 1993 – 1995
    Reconnaissance Team Leader, 6th Special Centre, Military Headquarters CENTRE
  • 1995 – 1998
    Reconnaissance Team Leader, 6th Special Brigade of the General Staff
  • 1998
    Special Reconnaissance Detachment Commander, 6th Special Brigade of the General Staff
  • 1998 - 1999
    Reconnaissance Team Leader, 6th Special Brigade of the General Staff
  • 1999
    Special Reconnaissance Detachment Commander, 6th Special Brigade of the General Staff
  • 1999 – 2000
    Senior Officer, Operations Group of the Staff of SFOR 1st Mechanised Battalion SFOR
  • 2001 - 2002
    Chief of Staff, Combat Special Reconnaissance Centre, 6th Special Forces Group of the General Staff
  • 2002
    Deputy Commander, Combat Special Reconnaissance Centre, 6th Special Forces Group of the General Staff
  • 2002 - 2003
    Chief Senior Officer - Specialist of the Foreign Assignment of the NSR detachment, Tampa, USA
  • 2003
    Deputy Commander, Combat Special Reconnaissance Centre, 6th Special Forces Group, Military Intelligence Service of the Military Intelligence, Ministry of Defence
  • 2003 – 2005
    Chief of Staff, Operations Section, 601st Special Forces Group of the Military Intelligence
  • 2005 - 2008
    Deputy Chief of Staff, 601st Special Forces Group of the Military Intelligence
  • 2008 - 2010
    SHAPE Adviser to the 603rd Operating Centre of Ministry of Defence
  • 2010 - 2011
    Deputy Director of J5 NSCC SHAPE, National Representation of the Czech Republic at SHAPE, Mons, Belgium
  • 2011
    Deputy Director - Chief of Section, Operating Centre of Ministry of Defence
  • 2011 - 2014
    Department Director, Operating Centre of Ministry of Defence
  • 2015 - 2016
    Deputy Director, Special Forces Directorate of Ministry of Defence - Department Director of Concepts and Management, Special Forces Directorate of Ministry of Defence
  • 2016
    Deputy Commander of the SOCC (VJTF) Special Forces Component Headquarters
  • 2016 - 2017
    Deputy Director, Special Forces Directorate of Ministry of Defence - Department Director of Concepts and Management, Special Forces Directorate of Ministry of Defence
  • 2017
    Director, Special Forces Directorate of Ministry of Defence
  • 28 Oct 2017
    appointed Brigadier General

Foreign Operations:

  • SFOR, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • NATO International Staff and Military Diplomacy, Tampa, USA
  • Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
  • NATO International Staff and Military Diplomacy, Mons, Belgium
  • ISAF Special Forces Task Force, Afghanistan

Decorations and Awards:

  • Medal of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, Grade II
  • NATO Medal "In Service for Peace and Freedom"
  • Honorary Remembrance Badge "For Service in SFOR Mission"
  • Medal of Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic "In Service Abroad" - Kuwait, Grade III
  • Medal of Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic "In Service Abroad" – Afghanistan, Grade II
  • Cross of Merits of Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic, Grade II
  • Ribbon to Medal "In Service in Armed Forces of the Czech Republic", Grade I - XX
  • Medal of Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic "In Service Abroad" – general, Grade III
  • NON Article 5 NATO Medal ISAF Operation
  • The U.S. Army Commendation Medal
  • Medal of Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic "In Service Abroad" - Combat Foreign Operation, Grade I
  • Remembrance Badge of the Military Intelligence
  • Honorary Badge of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic "For Merits", Grade III

Language:

  • English

Marital Status:

  • married

Updated: October 28, 2017