Director of the Force Development Division


Major General Ivo Strecha

Major General Ivo Strecha

Date of Birth: 12 October 1965
Place of Birth: Velke Mezirici

Academic background:

1981 - 1985
Grammar school Velke Mezirici
1986 - 1989
Military College of Land Forces, Vyskov, leadership programme
2000 – 2001
Battalion leadership course for army officers, Fort Benning, USA
2006 - 2007
General Staff course / National defence management – military strategy and operational science, Brno
Senior Course 122 – European security policy, Rome, Italy

Service career:

1989 - 1994
started as a platoon leader and served in command posts up to deputy commander of a tank battalion, 12th Tank Regiment of the 20th Motorized Rifle Division, and the 33rd Tank Regiment of the 3rd Mechanised Division, and later Chief of Staff of the 3rd Tank Battalion – training
1995 - 2003
Staff officer and then Deputy Commander, 73rd Mechanised Battalion
Chief of Staff, 1st Czech-Slovak Battalion KFOR, Kosovo
2003 - 2004
Chief of G3 combat training branch, Land Forces Command; Commander 4th Czech-Slovak Contingent, KFOR - Kosovo
2004 - 2005
Commander 71st Mechanised Battalion
2005 - 2006
Chief of Staff, 7th Mechanised Brigade
Commander of Czech Armed Forces 1st Contingent ISAF Provincial Reconstruction Team Logar, Afghanistan
2008 - 2011
Commander, 7th Mechanised Brigade, Joint Force Command
2011 - 2013
Director, Land Forces Department, MoD Force Development Division – Operations Division
2013 - 2016
Branch Chief, Joint Force Training Centre (JFTC), Bydgoszcz, Poland
1 Aug 2016 - 30 Sep 2017
Deputy Commander of the Land Forces
8 May 2017
Appointed Brigadier General
1 Oct 2017
Deputy Director of the CDPD
1 Apr 2018
Director of the Force Development Division
8 May 2018
Appointed Major General


• Czech Armed Forces Medal, Grades III to I
• Czech Armed Forces Service Medal, Grade I - XX
• NATO medal ”In Service of Peace and Freedom”
• Medal of the Minister of Defence ”Service in KFOR”, Grades III, II
• Cooperation with NATO in Kosovo Decoration
• Non Article 5 NATO Medal ISAF Operation
• NATO 1999 – 2009 Commemoration Badge
• Czech Armed Forces Honorary Badge of Merit, Grade III
• Cross of Merit of the Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic, Grade III
• "Srebrny Medal Wojska Polskiego" by Minister of National Defence of Poland




Married with Anna, two children

Updated: July 11, 2018