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Director of the Communication and Information Systems Agency

Biography

Brigadier General Frantisek Ridzak

Brigadier General Frantisek Ridzak

Marital Status: married
Wife: Pavlina
Date of Birth: October 14, 1966
Place of Birth: Celadna

Education:

  • 1981 – 1985
    Electrotechnic high school
  • 1985 – 1990
    Military University in Liptovsky Mikuláš, steered radiolocators and automatic C2 systems
  • 2004
    Officers' Signal Corps in Operations Course at the University of Defence in Brno
  • 2010 – 2011
    Ecole de guerre in Paris

Foreign Languages:

  • English, French

Career:

  • May 8, 2017
    Appointed Brigadier General
  • December 2016
    Director of CIS Agency
  • May 2016
    Acting Director of CIS Agency
  • 2013-2016
    Deputy Director of CIS Agency
  • 2011-2013
    Commander of 34th Signal Base
  • 2007-2010
    Deputy Branch Chief - Head of the Department for Operational and Tactical Systems
  • 2004-2007
    Deputy Head of the Department for Operational and Tactical Systems
  • 2003
    Senior Officer - Specialist of the Department
  • 2000-2003
    National Expert (NATEX) representing CZE AF at NATO C3 Agency - Acting Programme Manager of the Czech International Programme Office
  • 1999
    Chief of the Logistics Branch of the 43rd Sector of the Command, Control and Surveillance in Brno
  • 1994 - 1998
    Head of the Logistics Department of the 43rd Radar Brigade in Brno
  • 1994
    Chief of the Logistics of the 44th Group of Radiolocation Surveillance in Stara Ves
  • 1993
    Deputy Commander of the 22nd Group of RL Surveillance in Stara Ves
  • 1991 - 1993
    Specialist of the Technical Support Department of the RL company in Stara Ves
  • 1990 - 1991
    Platoon Leader of the 67th Radiotechnical Battalion in Pilsen

Awards and Decorations (selection):

  • Cross of Merits of Minister of Defence, Grade III
  • ACR Medal

Children:

  • daughter and three sons

Hobbies:

  • sport (tennis, squash, biking) and travelling

Updated: May 9, 2017