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(2013 - 2014)

Ing. Vlastimil PICEK

Minister of Defence

Ing. Vlastimil Picek

Marital Status: married

Wife: Dagmar Pickova

Date of Birth: 25 October 1956

Place of Birth: Turnov


Educational Background:

1975

Graduation from the Military Technical High School at Nove Mesto nad Vahom

1976 – 1981

Military Academy in Brno

1978 – 1982

Internal study, Military Academy in Brno

1982 – 1983

Internal study of military intelligence

1993

Postgraduate studies at the Czech Technical University in Prague

1997

Follow-on academic course of the General Staff at the Military Academy in Brno

Service Experience:

1975 – 1978

Senior radio operator

1983 – 1986

Deputy Battalion Commander for Technical Issues

1986 – 1989

Senior officer at the National Air Defence HQ

1989 – 1993

Head of HQ Group for AF and NAD

1993 – 1994

Chief of Signal Branch 4th Air Defence Corps HQ

1994 – 1995

Section Chief of the Signal Branch at the General Staff of ACR

1995 – 1996

Deputy Chief of the Signal Branch at the General Staff of ACR

1996 – 1997

Chief of the Signal Branch at the General Staff of ACR (GS)

1997 – 2000

Chief of the Operational-Tactical C2 Systems Department, GS

2000 – 2001

Chief of the ACR Signal Branch – Chief of the Command and Control Division, GS

2001 – 2003

Chief of the ACR Control and Command Division, GS – MoD Security Director

14 March 2001

appointed the Brigadier General

1 May 2003

Chief of the Military Office of President of the Czech Republic

8 May 2003

appointed the Major General

8 May 2006

appointed the Lieutenant General

1 March 2007 - 30 June 2012

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

28 October 2009

appointed the General

30 June 2012

retired from the post of the Chief of the General Staff of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

18 September 2012

First Deputy Minister of Defence

19 March 2013

Minister of Defence

Awards and Decorations:

Selection:

Cross of Merits of the Minister of Defence, Grade III

ACR Medal, Grade III

National Service Medal

Medal for Merits in National Defence

Honorary Commemorative Badge for Service in Peace Operation in the Balkans

NATO 50th Anniversary Medal

Honorary Commemorative ACR Badge of Premysl Otakar II, the Iron and Golden King

Children:

sons Ondrej and Tomas

Hobbies:

sports – tennis, skiing