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Mr. Gabriel Merňák
Slovakia

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Director General, National Armaments Director
SVK
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Date/Place of Birth: 14th September 1963, Prešov, Slovakia
Languages: English

Education
1983 - 1988 Military Engineering Diploma with Honours – MS in Engineering Military Engineering University / Brno, Czechoslovakia

Following Education/Courses
2008 – English language examination – advanced level accomplished
2007 – Explosive Ordnance Disposal Staff Officers Training
2001 – English Language Course in University College of Ripon and York St. John, YORK, GREAT BRITAIN – Intermediate level
2000 – Crises Management of Peacekeeping Operations course (Canadian International Peacekeeping Centre, Cornwallis – Nova Scotia, CANADA)
1999 – Pyrotechnic course – Convention Ammunition Disposal Operator
1999-2000 – The Advanced Management course
1988-1993 – Advanced technical courses focused on maintenance and repair of land forces armaments

Employment
2011-2012 – Research and Technology National Director, Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic
2009-2010 – Head, Resources Planning Branch/Strategic Planning Staff (J5), General Stafff of Slovak Armed Forces
2009 – Head of EOD/Engineer branch, Staff for Operations, General Staff of Slovak Armed Forces
2007-2009 – Director of EOD Centre of Excellence (EOD COE-International Military Organization)
2003-2007 – Slovak National Armaments Director Representative to NATO (Brussels)
2001-2003 – Head of Technical standardization and norms branch, Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic
2000-2001 – Head of Branch for movable state property disposal (treatment), Acquisition office, Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic
1995-2000 – Project Manager of Technical Development projects, Acquisition office, Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic.
1988–1995 – Technical positions within former Czechoslovak People´s Army focused on planning of the run, repairs and maintenance of the technique and armaments.

Achievements
Originator and project team leader for the international pyrotechnic conference including technical demonstrations and trials organized regularly by Slovak MOD,
Originator and project leader of International Military Organization - EOD COE establishment in Slovakia
Originator and then in charge of development of “Technical Standardization, Codification and State Quality Assurance” Act/Law approved by Slovak Parliament in 2004

Project leader of variety of events:
- International EOD Demonstrations & Trials – Austria
- Slovak Defence Industry production display – Belgium
- Seminars, Conferences, Workshops, – Austria, Belgium, Slovakia, Czech Republic
- NATO Exhibition “CCIE 2003 Nitra”, SLOVAKIA

Project manager
European Union project on Land Mines Disposal (PFM-1), Retchitsa, Belorussia
International Exhibition – FUTURE SOLDIER 2010, Prague , Czech Republic

Military Awards
Memorial Medal of second degree of the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic
Memorial Medal of third degree of the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic
Memorial Medal of third degree of the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic
Military Medal of third degree for the allegiance to the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic
Memorial Medal on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Establishment of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic
Memorial Medal of Czech and Slovak Artillery society – Knight of Artillery
Memorial Medal on the occasion of 90th anniversary of the Establishment of Pyrotechnic system in Czechoslovakia

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