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Commander of the Training Command - Military Academy

Biography

Brigadier General Josef Kopecky, MSc.

Brigadier General Josef Kopecky, MSc.

  • Date of Birth: 12 January 1964
  • Place of Birth: Prostejov

Education:

  • 1978 - 1982
    High School of Jiri Wolker, Prostejov
  • 1982 - 1986
    Military Land Forces College, Vyskov (Armour Speciality)
  • 2001 - 2002
    Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, USA
  • 2008 - 2009
    National Defense University, National War College, Washington D.C., USA

Professional Career:

  • 1986
    Platoon leader, 15th Armour Regiment, Martin
  • 1987 - 1989
    Company Commander, 15th Armour Regiment, Martin
  • 1990 - 1991
    Commander, 1st Tank Battalion, 15th Armour Regiment, Martin
  • 1992 - 1994
    Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander, 1st Tank Battalion, 33rd Armour Regiment, Praslavice
  • 1995 - 2000
    Deputy Commander, 74th Mechanised Battalion, Praslavice
  • 2000 - 2001
    Chief of G3 Operations Group, 1st Mechanised Division, Brno
  • 2002 - 2004
    Commander, 21st Mechanised Battalion, Janovice nad Uhlavou
  • 2004 - 2007
    Chief of Section, JEB HQ ARCC UK, Rheindahlen, Germany
  • 2007 - 2008
    Chief of Operations Department, Joint Forces Command, Olomouc
  • 2009 - 2010
    Chief of Staff, Training Command - Military Academy, Vyskov
  • 2011
    Deputy Commander, Training Command - Military Academy, Vyskov
  • 2011 - 2015
    Commander, 7th Mechanised Brigade
  • as of 1 Dec. 2015
    Commander, Training Command - Military Academy, Vyskov
  • 28 Oct. 2016
    Promoted to Brigadier General

Foreign Operations:

  • 1998 - 1999
    Chief of Staff, SFOR II Battalion, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 2003
    Commander, Czech-Slovak KFOR Battalion, Kosovo
  • 2004
    Commander, Czech-Slovak KFOR Battalion, Kosovo
  • 2006
    Chief of JEB, ISAF Command, Afghanistan
  • 2012
    Commander, 10th PRT ISAF, Afghanistan

Awards and Decorations:

  • Medal of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, Grades III, II and I
  • "In Service for Peace and Freedom" NATO Medal
  • "For Service in IFOR Mission" Honorary Commemorative Badge
  • Medal of Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic "For Service Abroad"
  • "For Service in Cooperation with NATO in Kosovo" Decoration
  • Medal of Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic "For Service Abroad" - KFOR, Grades III and II
  • Cross of Merit of Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic, Grades III, II and I
  • Medal of Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic "For Service Abroad" - Afghanistan, Grades III and II
  • "Non Article 5 NATO Medal, ISAF Operation, MTI 2
  • Medal "For Service in Armed Forces of the Czech Republic", Grade I with XX Ribbon

Foreign Languages:

  • English, German

Marital Status and Children:

  • married, spouse Lenka
  • daughters Petra and Michaela, sons Daniel and Tomas

Hobbies:

  • military-history-political literature, sport, travelling

Posted: November 9, 2016