Ministry of Defence (Czechoslovakia)

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Logo of Czechoslovak Army before 1961

The Ministry of National Defense of the Czechoslovak Republic (Czech: Ministerstvo národní obrany Československé republiky, MNO ČSR; later MNO ČSSR[1] and MNO ČSFR[2]) refers to the defence ministry which was responsible for defense of Czechoslovakia during its existence, from 1918 to 1992.

List of ministers[edit]

Ministers of Defense of the First Czechoslovak Republic (1918–1938)[edit]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 Václav Klofáč Václav Klofáč.jpg 1868–1942 No military rank 14 November 1918 24 May 1920
2 Vlastimil Tusar Vlastimil Tusar.jpg 1880–1924 No military rank 25 May 1920 15 July 1920
3 Ivan Markovič Ivan Markovič.jpg 1888–1944 No military rank 16 July 1920 14 September 1920
4 Otakar Husák Otakar Husák.jpg 1885–1964 General 15 September 1920 25 September 1921
5 František Udržal František Udržal.jpg 1866–1938 No military rank 26 September 1921 8 December 1925 1st Term
6 Jiří Stříbrný Jiří Stříbrný.jpg 1880–1955 No military rank 9 December 1925 17 March 1926
7 Jan Syrový JAN SYROVÝ.jpg 1888–1970 General of the Army 18 March 1926 11 October 1926 1st Term
8 František Udržal František Udržal.jpg 1866–1938 No military rank 12 October 1926 15 September 1929 2nd Term
9 Karel Viškovský Karel Viškovský.jpg 1868–1932 No military rank 16 September 1929 28 October 1932
10 Bohumír Bradáč Bohumír Bradáč.jpg 1881–1935 No military rank 29 October 1932 3 June 1935
11 František Machník František Machnik.jpg 1886–1967 No military rank 3 June 1935 21 September 1938

Minister of Defense of the Second Czechoslovak Republic (1938–1939)[edit]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 Jan Syrový JAN SYROVÝ.jpg 1888–1970 General of the Army 22 September 1938 27 April 1939 2nd Term

Ministers of Defense of the Czechoslovak government-in-exile (1940–1945)[edit]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 Sergej Ingr Ingr pametni deska.jpg 1894–1956 General of the Army 21 July 1940 19 September 1944
2 Jan Masaryk Jan Masaryk.jpg 1886–1948 No military rank September 1944 3 April 1945

Minister of Defense of the Third Czechoslovak Republic (1945–1948)[edit]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 Ludvík Svoboda Ludvík Svoboda (Author - Stanislav Tereba).JPG 1895–1979 General of the Army 4 April 1945 7 June 1948 Continued below

Ministers of Defense during the Communist Era (Czechoslovak Republic and Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, 1948–1989)[edit]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 Ludvík Svoboda Ludvík Svoboda (Author - Stanislav Tereba).JPG 1895–1979 General of the Army 7 June 1948 24 April 1950 Continued from above
2 Alexej Čepička Cepicka.jpg 1910–1990 General of the Army 25 April 1950 24 April 1956
3 Bohumír Lomský No image.png 1914–1982 General of the Army 25 April 1956 23 April 1968
4 Martin Dzúr Martin Dzúr.jpg 1919–1985 General of the Army 24 April 1968 11 January 1985 Died four days after stepped down as Defense Minister
5 Milán Václavík Armádny generál Milán Václavík.jpg 1928–2007 General of the Army 11 January 1985 3 December 1989

Ministers of Defense of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic (1989–1992)[edit]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 Miroslav Vacek No image.png 1935– General of the Army 4 December 1989 17 October 1990
2 Luboš Dobrovský Luboš Dobrovský (4539907143).jpg 1932– No military rank 18 October 1990 1 July 1992
3 Imrich Andrejčák Slovakia army 898.jpg 1941– General 2 July 1992 31 December 1992

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Abbreviation Československá socialistická republika ("Czechoslovak Socialist Republic"), state name between 1960–1990
  2. ^ Abbreviation Česká a Slovenská Federativní Republika ("Czech and Slovak Federative Republic"), state name between 1990–1992

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