03/23/2021 • In this year, both the courses and final exams in the two issues of General Staff Course were held in distance form through MS Teams application. Defending their final theses, forty-three attendants of the 38th issue named after brigade general František Moravec and of the 39th issue named after general i.m. Karel Janoušek.
The course attendants defended the final theses on 17 and 18 March. They stood virtually in front of the committee presided by Major General Ivo Střecha, director of Force Development Division at the Ministry of Defence. Those who joined him for assessing the final theses defence were experts in military art, such as Lieutenant General (ret.) Jaroslav Kolkus, Lieutenant General (res.) František Malenínský or Major General (ret.) Jiří Halaška. University of Defence Rector-Commandant Colonel Zuzana Kročová also watched the new General Staff candidates and directly involved in the defence of Colonel Iva Bednářová. It should be mentioned that Colonel Ladislav Stolárik, deputy commander of 25th antiaircraft missile regiment, and Lieutenant Colonel Aleš Tesař, Centre’s research manager.
General Staff Course forms lieutenant colonels and full colonels in the abilities of strategic control, security and defence policy, leadership and military art for the supreme national military positions. Centre of Security and Military Strategic Studies, as a part of the University of Defence, guarantees the courses.
Author: Viktor Sliva