Chief of the General Staff Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

Lieutenant General Vlastimil Picek

2007 -

Marital Status: married

Wife: Dagmar Picková

Nationality: Czech

Date of Birth: 25 October 1956

Place of Birth: Turnov

Educational Background

graduation from the Military Technical Secondary School at Nové Mesto nad Váhom

1976 – 1981
Military Academy in Brno

1978 – 1982
internal study, Military Academy in Brno

1982 – 1983
internal study of military intelligence

postgraduate studies at the Czech Technical University in Prague

follow-on academic course of the General Staff at the Military Academy in Brno

Service Experience

1975 – 1978
senior radio operator

1983 – 1986
Deputy Battalion Commander for Technical Issues

1986 – 1989
senior officer at the National Air Defence HQ

1989 – 1993
Head of HQ Group for AF and NAD

1993 – 1994
Chief of Signal Branch 4th Air Defence Corps HQ

1994 – 1995
Section Chief of the Signal Branch at the General Staff of ACR

1995 – 1996
Deputy Chief of the Signal Branch at the General Staff of ACR

1996 – 1997
Chief of the Signal Branch at the General Staff of ACR (GS)

1997 – 2000
Chief of the Operational-Tactical C2 Systems Department, GS

2000 – 2001
Chief of the ACR Signal Branch – Chief of the Command and Control Division, GS

2001 – 2003
Chief of the ACR Control and Command Division, GS – MoD Security Director

14 March 2001
promoted to Brigadier

since 1 May 2003
Chief of the Military Office of the President of the Republic

8 May 2003
promoted to Major General

8 May 2006
promoted to Lieutenant General

since 1 March 2007
Chief of the General Staff of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

Awards and Decorations

Cross of Merits of the Minister of Defence 3rd Grade

ACR Medal 3rd Grade

National Service Medal

Medal for Merits in National Defence

Honorary Commemorative Badge for Service in Peace Operation in the Balkans

NATO 50th Anniversary Medal

Honorary Commemorative ACR Badge of Premysl Otakar II, the Iron and Gold King


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