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Commander of the Land Forces

Biography

Major General Stefan Kaleta

Major General Stefan Kaleta

  • Marital Status: married
  • Wife: Stanislava
  • Date of Birth: 15 May 1958
  • Place of Birth: Kamienka, Slovak Republic

Education:

  • 1977
    Military High School at Opava
  • 1981
    Military College of Ground Forces at Vyskov
  • 1987 - 1990
    Postgraduate study at the Military Academy in Brno
  • 2001
    Course of the General Staff at the Military Academy in Brno

Foreign languages:

  • English

Service:

  • 1981 - 1983
    tank platoon leader
  • 1983 - 1985
    tank company commander
  • 1985
    Chief of Staff of a tank battalion
  • 1985 - 1987
    tank battalion commander
  • 1990 - 1993
    tank battalion commander
  • 1993 - 1994
    Chief of Staff of a motorifle regiment
  • 1994 - 1997
    Chief of Staff of a motorifle battalion
  • 1997 - 1998
    Section Chief of a training centre
  • 1999
    Chief of Staff of the 3rd ACR Mechanised Battalion on SFOR operation in Bosnia and Hezegovina
  • 1999 - 2000
    Deputy Chief of Staff of a base
  • 2000 - 2001
    Deputy Commander of a training and mobilisation base
  • 2001 - 2003
    Commander of a training and mobilisation base
  • 2003 - 2008
    Commander of the 7th Mechanised Brigade
  • 2008 - 2010
    Land Forces Department Director, Force Develoment Division - Operations Division of MoD in Prague
  • 2010 - 2012
    Deputy Commander of the Joint Forces - Land Forces Commander
  • 28 October 2011
    Appointed Brigadier General
  • 2012 - 2016
    Director, Division of Preparation and Training of Operations HQ, NATO, SHAPE, at Mons
  • 8 May 2016
    Appointed Major General
  • 1 October 2016
    Commander of the Land Forces

Decorations:

  • The Cross of Merit of Minister of Defence, IIIrd, IInd and Ist Grades
  • ACR Medal, IIIrd, IInd, and Ist Grades
  • MoD Medal for Service Abroad
  • Honorary Remembrance Badge 50 Years of NATO
  • Medal In Service for Nation
  • Premysl Otakara IInd, the King of Iron and Gold, Honorary Badge
  • Honorary Remembrance Badge for Service Abroad - SFOR

Hobbies:

  • literature, history, travelling, passively: football, hockey, handball, floorball

Updated: October 7, 2016