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Lt. Gen. Petr Pavel, M.A.
Czech Republic

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Chief of the General Staff of Armed Forces
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Biography
Date of Birth: 1 November 1961
Place of Birth: Plana u Marianskych Lazni
Education:
1975 – 1979 Military Grammar School, Opava
1979 – 1983 Military College of Land Forces, Vyskov
1988 – 1991 Postgraduate studies, Military Academy, Brno
1995 Staff College, Camberley, United Kingdom, Senior Officers Course
2005 Royal College of Defence Studies, London, United Kingdom
2005 – 2006 King's College London, United Kingdom, Master of Arts in international relations
Service Career:
1983-1985 Special purpose airborne reconnaissance platoon leader
1985-1988 Commander, special purpose airborne reconnaissance company
1991-1993 Military Intelligence officer
1993-1994 Deputy Military and Air Attaché of the Czech Republic to Belgium
1994-1996 Military Intelligence officer
1996-1997 MA to the Director of Military Intelligence
1997-1999 Commander, Special Forces Brigade
1999-2002 MA to the Director of Operations, RC North, Brunssum, The Netherlands
2002 Deputy Commander, Mechanised Division
12 Dec 2002 Appointed Brigadier General
2002-2003 Commander, Specialised Forces
Jan-Apr 2003 National Military Representative at US CENTCOM, Tampa, USA, and at US CENTCOM Forward, Qatar
2003-2005 Deputy Joint Forces Commander
2006-2007 Deputy Director MoD Ops Division - Director of Operations Branch
2007-2009 Deputy Military Representative of the Czech Republic in EU, Brussels, Belgium
2010-2011 National Military Representative of the Czech Republic in SHAPE. Mons, Belgium
8 May 2010 Appointed Major General
1 Jul 2011 Deputy Chief of the General Staff - Chief of Staff
8 May 2012 Appointed Lieutenent General
1 July 2011 Deputy Chief of the General Staff – Chief of Staff
8 May 2012 Appointed Lieutenant General
1 July 2012 Chief of the General Staff
Decorations and Awards:
Medal of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, Grades III, II and I
Cross of Merits of the Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic, Grades III and II
Service Abroad Medal of the Minister of Defence of the CR for Foreign Service "Kuvajt", Grade III
Service Abroad Medal of the Minister of Defence "Bojova mise", Grade III
“Service for Peace“ Badge
French War Cross with a Bronze Star
Ordre national de la Legion d'honneur - grade d'Officier
State Award of the Czech Republic – Medal for Heroism
Languages:
English, French, Russian
Family Status:
married, spouse Eva Pavlova, sons Jan and Petr
Hobbies:
travelling, motocycling, photography and books

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