Deputy Chief of the General Staff - Inspector of Czech Armed Forces

Biography

Major General Jaroslav Kocian

Major General Jaroslav Kocian

 

Date of Birth: 16 November 1962

Place of Birth: Havlickuv Brod

Marital Status: married

 

Education:

  • 1981-1985
    Military College of Ground Forces, Vyskov, speciality in command-engineer-armour
  • 1989-1992
    Internal postgraduate studies, Military Academy in Brno, speciality in command-staff, general troops command
  • 2000-2001
    Operation-command Course of the Czech General Staff, Military Academy in Brno, speciality in military strategy and operational art
  • 2004
    Top Management Course (European Security Policy), NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy

 

Service Experience:

  • 1985 - 1986
    Commander of a tank platoon and a company
  • 1986 - 1987
    Staff officer of the 8th Armour Regiment
  • 1987 - 1989
    Deputy Chief of Staff of the 8th Armour Regiment
  • 1992 - 1994
    Chief of Staff of the 13th Motorised Regiment
  • 1994 - 1996
    Commander of the 63rd Mechanised Battalion
  • 1996 - 1997
    IFOR/SFOR missions on the territory of former Yugoslavia
  • 1997
    Commander of the 52nd Logistic Training Base
  • 1997
    Chief of Operations (J3) at the Logistics Command
  • 1997 - 1998
    Chief of Operations and Combat Division at the Logistics Command
  • 1998 - 1999
    SFOR mission on the territory of former Yugoslavia
  • 1999 - 2002
    Deputy Chief of Staff of the Logistics Command
  • 2003 - 2005
    Deputy Director of the Directorate of Logistic and Medical Support
  • 8 May 2005
    conferred Brigadier General
  • 2005 - 2008
    Director of the Logistics Division (ACOS J4) JFC HQ, Brunssum, the Netherlands
  • 8 May 2008
    appointed Brigadier General
  • 2008 - 2011
    Commander of the Support and Training Forces
  • from 1 Aug 2011
    Director of the Logistics and Sources Division of the NATO Military Staff, Brussels
  • 8 May 2012
    appointed Major General
  • 1 Sep 2014
    Deputy Chief of the General Staff - Inspector of CAF

 

Awards and Decorations:

2000 - Medal of the Czech Defence Minister „In Service Abroad“

2002 - The Cross of Merit of the Czech Minister of Defence - Grade III

1998 - Medal of CAF - Grade I

Children:

son Matej, daughter Magda

Hobbies:

literature, history, sport - jogging


Rearranged: November 11, 2018