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Major General Jiri Baloun

Military Representative – Czech Republic
2011

Marital Status: married

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

Education:

  • 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 in Brno, external doctorate study, Theory of the State Defence and Management Theory
  • 2007 - 2008
    National Defense University, National War College, Washington, USA, National Security Strategy program

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 Armed Forces of the Czech Republic
  • 1995
    Chief Senior Officer - Specialist, the Signal Corps Branch, General Staff of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic
  • 1995 - 1998
    Chief Senior Officer - Deputy Chief, Section for Development of Command and Control, General Staff of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic
  • 1998 - 2001
    Senior Liaison Officer, the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic 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 Armed Forces of the Czech Republic
  • 2001 - 2003
    Chief, Communication and Information Systems Agency
  • 2003 - 2004
    Chief, Command and Control Division, General Staff of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic; MoD Security Director
  • 2004 - 2007
    Director, Communication and Information Systems Division; Chief of the Signal Corps of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic
  • from 2008 
    Director of the Force Planning Division of the Ministry of Defence 
  • 8 May 2004
    Appointed Brigadier General
  • 8 May 2011
    Appointed Major General
  • 1 August 2011
    Military Representative of the CzechRepublic to NATO and EU

Awards and Decorations (Selection):

  • Cross of Merit of the Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic, Grade I, II, III
  • Medal In Service for Nation
  • Medal of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, Grade I, II, III
  • Medal of the Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic for Service Abroad
  • Premysl Otakar IInd, the King of Iron and Gold, Honourable Insignia
  • Honorary Commemorative Badge of 50 Years of NATO
  • Commemorative Badge NATO Summit Prague 2002
  • And others

Last updated: 06-Sep-2011 10:30