Chief kicks off the reorganisation

Autor: Oldrich Holecek

The reorganisation of management and command structures of the Czech military explains Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Petr Pavel at a Command Meeting in Prague.

New requirements for the military and resources the Czech Republic can allocate for defence of this country including meeting of allied and international commitments called for a substantial reorganisation of management and command structures of the Czech defence department which was outlined in the White Paper on Defence 2011.

The new structure came in effect on 1 July 2013. The most visible change is dismantling both tactical operational headquarters - Joint Forces at Olomouc and Support Forces at Stara Boleslav - and incorporating their duties into structure of the General Staff of ACR in Prague.

General Pavel explained changes, new relations, links and responsibilities of newly formed agencies, centres and institutes in a bid to enable a smooth transition of command, logistic and support services into the new structure.

At the end of the meeting, General Pavel said: „The military must work forward. We must meet our tasks regardless political turbulence, regardless there is or is not the government."

Posted: July 8, 2013