Major General Peter Vojtek, Chief of Staff of the Slovak Republic

Chief of Defence

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Major General Peter VOJTEK was born on 8 January 1958 in Komárno, the Slovak Republic. In 1982 he graduated from the Military Academy in Liptovský Mikuláš. He continued his military education by postgraduate study at the same military academy from 1997 to 1999. He also carried out study at Military Academy of General Staff, Hamburg, Germany from 2002 to 2003.

During his military career he has held a variety of air defence force command positions as well as a variety of management positions within Inspection of the Ministry of Defence, General staff and operational HQs.

Major General Peter VOJTEK is married to Eleonóra, and they have two sons Peter and Marián.

Assignments:

1982 – 1983 : Deputy Commander, Radio-technical Battery, 71th Air Defence Missile Brigade, (Czech Republic)
1983 – 1984 : Deputy Commander for Fire Squad armament, 71th Air Defence Missile Brigade, (Czech Republic)
1984 – 1988 : Fire Squad Commander, 71th Air Defence Missile Brigade, (Czech Republic)
1988 – 1989 : Command Post Deputy Chief, 186th Air Defence Missile Brigade
1989 – 1992 : Command Post Chief, 186th Air Defence Missile Brigade
1992 – 1994 : Deputy Commander, 186th Air Defence Missile Brigade
1994 – 2002 : Senior Inspector, then Deputy Director and Director of the Inspection Branch, Ministry of Defence Inspection Department
2003 – 2005 : Commander, Air Defence Missile Brigade
2005 – 2007 : Deputy Commander, Slovak Air Force Headquarters
2008 – 2009 : Chief of J-1, General Staff of the Slovak Armed Forces
2009 – 2010 : ACOS Support, General Staff of the Slovak Armed Forces
2010 – 2011 : Commander of Training and Support Forces
MG Peter VOJTEK assumed duties as Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic on 16 December 2011.

Major awards and decorations:

Medal for Merits and Defence of Homeland
Service Medal 1st Grade of the Slovak Armed Forces
Military Badge of Honor of the Slovak Armed Forces
Commemorative Medals of the Minister of Defense of the Slovak Republic
Commemorative Badge of the Chief of General Staff of the Slovak Armed Forces  

Language skills:

German – STANAG 6001 SLP3
English – STANAG 6001 SLP 2