Graduation ceremony at the University of Defence

Autor: Nuala Casey, Oldrich Holecek

Minister of Defence Martin Stropnicky and top military officials attended the graduation ceremony at the University of Defence at the end of its 10th academic year.

The military parade opened the graduation ceremony, held on 25th July at the University of Defence in Brno, where the University of Defence Rector, Brigadier General, prof. Bohuslav Prikryl, passed the 221 military graduates from the Faculty of Economics and Management, and the Faculty of Military Technology.

The top graduates who had achieved impresive results, were presented with their awards from Minister Stropnicky, First Deputy Chief of the General Staff Major General Zizka, and General Prikryl.

General Prikryl recognised the most outstanding student of the Faculty of Military Technology, Lieutenant Jan Holub, by symbolically dubbing him with the University Sword in front of the university flag and colours, and a line-up of the graduates.

All of the 450 university graduates from this academic year, both military and civilian undertaking different types of training courses and subjects, and from different walks of life, gathered in the evening at the Janacek Theatre in Brno for the highlight of this special day, to receive their diplomas.

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July 30, 2014