Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic

The new organisational structure of the Ministry of Defence is valid as of 1st January 2018.


Seat of the Ministry of Defence in Prague

The Ministry of Defence is the central authority of the state administration for ensuring the defence of the Czech Republic (CR), controls the Czech Armed Forces (CAF), controls the readiness and capacity of the Active Reserve Force, and administers Czech military regions.

As the authority for ensuring the nation’s defence, it contributes to the formation of strategy for the military defence policy of the country, prepares a concept for operations planning of the state territory, propounds necessary defence arrangements to the government of CR, the National Security Council, and President of the Czech Republic.

In addition to other duties related to the defence of the country, it calls up Czech citizens to military service in case of war or in case the country is in danger.

It organises co-ordination with armed forces of NATO, European Union, and other partner countries of the world.

The Ministry of Defence executes its activities in accordance with the Czech Law No. 2/1969 Coll., § 16, in later amendments.

October 4, 2018