Chief of the General Staff of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

Chief of the General Staff of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic


Biography

General Vlastimil Picek

General Vlastimil Picek

Marital Status: married

Wife: Dagmar Pickova

Date of Birth: 25 October 1956

Place of Birth: Turnov


Educational Background

1975

graduation from the Military Technical High School at Nove Mesto nad Vahom


1976 – 1981

Military Academy in Brno


1978 – 1982

internal study, Military Academy in Brno


1982 – 1983

internal study of military intelligence


1993

postgraduate studies at the Czech Technical University in Prague


1997

follow-on academic course of the General Staff at the Military Academy in Brno



Service Experience

1975 – 1978

senior radio operator


1983 – 1986

Deputy Battalion Commander for Technical Issues


1986 – 1989

senior officer at the National Air Defence HQ


1989 – 1993

Head of HQ Group for AF and NAD


1993 – 1994

Chief of Signal Branch 4th Air Defence Corps HQ


1994 – 1995

Section Chief of the Signal Branch at the General Staff of ACR


1995 – 1996

Deputy Chief of the Signal Branch at the General Staff of ACR


1996 – 1997

Chief of the Signal Branch at the General Staff of ACR (GS)


1997 – 2000

Chief of the Operational-Tactical C2 Systems Department, GS


2000 – 2001

Chief of the ACR Signal Branch – Chief of the Command and Control Division, GS


2001 – 2003

Chief of the ACR Control and Command Division, GS – MoD Security Director


14 March 2001

appointed the Brigadier General


since 1 May 2003

Chief of the Military Office of the President of the Republic


8 May 2003

appointed the Major General


8 May 2006

appointed the Lieutenant General


1 March 2007 - 30 June 2012

Chief of the General Staff of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic


28 October 2009

appointed the General



30 June 2012

retired from the post of the Chief of the General Staff of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic



Awards and Decorations

Selection:

Cross of Merits of the Minister of Defence, Grade III

ACR Medal, Grade III

National Service Medal

Medal for Merits in National Defence

Honorary Commemorative Badge for Service in Peace Operation in the Balkans

NATO 50th Anniversary Medal

Honorary Commemorative ACR Badge of Premysl Otakar II, the Iron and Golden King

Children

sons Ondrej and Tomas

Hobbies

sports – tennis, skiing



Updated: July 1, 2012