Deputy Chief of the General Staff - Inspector of the 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: August 3, 2018