Deputy Minister – Head of the Armaments and Acquisition Division

Mgr. Daniel Kostoval

Daniel Kostoval

 

Biography

Date of Birth: 19 December 1971

Place of Birth: Tabor

Marital Status: married

Educational Background:

  • 1990 - 1996
    Charles University, Prague, Faculty of Social Science
    B.A. – Political Science
    M.A. – International Relations
  • November - December 1995
    Internship: Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the UN
  • January 1995 - June 1996
    Internship: Institute of International Relations, Prague

Career - International:

  • July 2015 - present
    European Defence Agency in EU - EDA Steering Committee composed of National Armaments Directors, Chairman
  • January - June 2009
    Within the Czech Presidency in EU
    Committee for Eastern Europe and Middle Asia in EU composed of national representatives, Chairman

Career - Czech Republic:

  • August 2017 – present
    Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic, Prague
    Deputy Minister – Head of the Armaments and Acquisition Division
  • February - July 2017
    Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic, Prague
    Deputy Minister of Defence
  • June 2015 - January 2017
    Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic, Prague
    Deputy Minister – Head of the Armaments and Acquisition Division
  • January - June 2015
    Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic, Prague
    Deputy Minister – Head of the Defence Policy and Strategy Division
  • February - December 2014
    Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic, Prague
    State Secretary
  • April 2013 - February 2014
    Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic, Prague
    First Deputy Minister of Defence
  • July 2012 - April 2013
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague
    Division of Non-European Countries
    Supreme Director
  • October 2011 - June 2012
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague
    Security Policy Department
    Director
  • June 2011 - October 2011
    Embassy of the Czech Republic to Washington
    Deputy Ambassador
  • June 2010 - May 2011
    Embassy of the Czech Republic to Washington
    Chargé d´Affaires a.i.
  • August 2009 - May 2010
    Embassy of the Czech Republic to Washington
    Deputy Ambassador
  • January 2008 - August 2009
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague
    Department for Northern and Eastern European Countries
    Director
  • September 2006 - December 2007
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague
    Department of Security Policy
    Deputy Director
  • September 2003 - September 2006
    Embassy of the Czech Republic to Moscow
    Political Department
    First Secretary
  • August 2002 - September 2003
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague
    Department of Security Policy
    Unit for NATO relations with Russia, Ukraine and other partner countries
    Chief
  • June 1998 - August 2002
    Permanent Delegation of the Czech Republic to NATO, Brussels
    Third Secretary
  • 2000 - 2002
    Permanent Representative to the Political Committee, NATO, Brussels
  • January 1998 - June 1998
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague
    Security Policy Department
    Desk Officer for accession of the Czech Republic to NATO
  • November 1996 - December 1997
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague
    UN Department
    Desk Officer for UN Security Council issues

Decorations and Awards:

  • The Gold Medal of Armed Forces of the Polish Republic
  • The Cross of Merits of the Defence Minister - Grade III
  • The Cross of Merits of the Chief of the Military Office of President of CR, Grade I
  • The Remembrance Medal of Minister of Defence of the Slovak Republic, Grade I

Languages:

  • Fluent in English and Russian
  • Passive in French

Children:

  • three sons - Daniel, Ondrej and Michael

Rearranged: September 25, 2018