First Deputy Chief of the General Staff

Biography

Lieutenant General Jiri Baloun, PhD, MSc

Lieutenant General Jiri Baloun, PhD, MSc

  • Marital Status: married
  • Wife: Bohumila Balounova
  • Date of Birth: 27 March 1961
  • Place of Birth: Prague

Education:

  • 1975 - 1979
    Military High School of Jan Zizka at Opava
  • 1979 - 1983
    Military Technical College, Command-signals Speciality at Liptovsky Mikulas
  • 1989 - 1992
    Military Academy in Brno, postgraduate study, Command-staff-signals Speciality
  • 1992 - 1999
    Military Academy (as of 1997 the University of Defence) in Brno, external doctorate study, Management Theory (as of 1997 the Management and Use of Troops Programme)
  • 2007 - 2008
    National Defense University, National War College, Washington, USA, National Security Strategy Program (Course of the General Staff)

Foreign Languages:

  • English

Service Experience:

  • 1983 - 1984
    Radio Relay platoon commander
  • 1984 - 1989
    Radio Relay company commander
  • 1992 - 1993
    Deputy Commander, Centre for Operational-technical Service
  • 1993 - 1995
    Chief Senior Officer, the Signal Corps Branch, General Staff of Czech Armed Forces (CAF)
  • 1995
    Chief Senior Officer - Specialist, the Signal Corps Branch, General Staff of Czech Armed Forces
  • 1995 - 1998
    Chief Senior Officer - Deputy Chief, Section for Development of Command and Control, General Staff of Czech Armed Forces
  • 1998 - 2001
    Senior Liaison Officer, the Czech Armed Forces' Military Representation at NATO and WEU
  • 2001
    Chief of Section - Deputy Chief, Branch for Development of Command and Control, Command and Control Division, General Staff of Czech Armed Forces
  • 2001 - 2003
    Chief, Communication and Information Systems Agency
  • 2003 - 2004
    Chief, Command and Control Division, MoD Security Director
  • 2004 - 2007
    Director, Communication and Information Systems Division and Chief of the Signal Corps of CAF
  • 13 June 2008 - 31 July 2011
    Director of the Force Planning Division of MoD
  • 1 August 2011
  • NATO and EU Military Representative of the Czech Republic in Brussels
  • 1 August 2014
  • Deputy Chief of the General Staff - Director of the Joint Operations Centre
  • 1 May 2015
  • First Deputy Chief of the General Staff

  • 8 May 2004
    Appointed Brigadier General
  • 8 May 2011
    Appointed Major General
  • 28 October 2015
    Appointed Lieutenant General

Awards and Decorations (Selection):

  • Cross of Merit of Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic, Grades I, II and III
  • Medal In Service for Nation
  • Medal in Service of Czech Armed Forces, Grade I
  • Medal of Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic for Service Abroad, Grades I and III
  • Medal of the Czech Armed Forces, Grades I, II and III
  • Honorary Badge of the Czech Armed Forces For Merits, Grade III
  • Honorary Badge of the Czech Armed Forces of Premysl Otakar IInd, the King of Iron and Gold
  • Honorary Commemorative Badge of 50 Years of NATO

Children:

  • daughter Marketa, son Jiri

Hobbies:

  • sports, culture, gliding

Rearranged: July 16, 2018