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Ján Gurník

Czech Republic

MG Ján Gurník


Future Forces Forum Future Forces Exhibition 2018

Land Forces Commander
Ministry of Defence - Land Forces


Presentation

Welcome Speech


Curriculum Vitae

Education:

1979 
Military Secondary School
1983 
Military College of Ground Forces, Vyskov, speciality in command-engineer-armour
1989 - 1992 
Postgraduate study, Military Academy, Brno
2001 - 2002 
Army War College, Carlisle (USA)

Foreign Languages:

English

Service Experience:

1984 - 1994 
successively held the positions of levels from platoon leader to battalion commander of a tank regiment, later chief of staff of the 33rd Tank Regiment of the 3rd Mechanised Division of the Military Headquarters Centre
1994 - 1996 
Commander of the 74th Training Centre of the 7th Mechanized Brigade
1996 - 1998 
Chief of Staff of the 7th Mechanised Brigade
1998 - 1999 
Commander of Czech contingent in SFOR mission 
1999 - 2002 
Deputy Commander of the 7th Mechanised Brigade
from 6/2002 
Deputy Chief of Staff, Land Forces Command of the General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces
from 11/2002 
Commander of the 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade
1. 1. 2004 - 30. 4. 2008 
Deputy Commander of the Joint Forces – Commander of the Land Forces
8. 5. 2004 
appointed Brigadier General
2008 - 2011 
Chief of the Logistics Division at the Joint Forces Command HQ at Brunssum, the Netherlands - working place at Mons
1.8.2011 - 31.10.2012
Commander of the Support Forces
from 1.11.2012
Commander of the Joint Forces

8. 5. 2013
appointed Major General

 

from 1.7.2013
Commander of the Land Forces

 

Awards and Decorations (selection):

1988 - Service for the Country Medal
1998 - Armed Forces of the Czech Republic Medal, Grade III
1999 - Honorary Remembrance Badge of 50 Years of NATO
1999 - Honorary Remembrance Badge for Service in SFOR mission
1999 - NATO Medal for Service for Peace and Freedom
1999 - Czech Ministry of Defence Medal for Service Abroad

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