Chief of the General Staff (Czech Republic)

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Chief of the General Staff
Náčelník generálního štábu
Insignia of General Staff of the Czech Republic.svg
Insignia of the General Staff of the Army
Aleš Opata 2014.JPG
Incumbent
Lieutenant General Aleš Opata [cs]

since May 1, 2018
Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic
Reports toThe President
Minister of Defence
SeatPrague, Czech Republic
AppointerThe President
Term length
Renewable
FormationJanuary 1, 1993
First holderGeneral of the Army Karel Pezl
Websitewww.ARMY.cz

The Chief of the General Staff (Czech: Náčelník Generálního štábu) is the highest-ranking and most senior military officer of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic. He is appointed by the President of the Czech Republic, who is the commander-in-chief. The current Chief of the General Staff is Lieutenant General Aleš Opata.

List of chiefs of the general staff[edit]

For period from 1919 to 1992, see Chief of the General Staff of Czechoslovakia.

Chief of the General Staff Took office Left office Time in office Defence branch
1
Karel Pezl [cs]
Pezl, KarelGeneral of the Army
Karel Pezl [cs]
(born 1927)
1 January 199330 June 1993180 daysZnak PS AČR.jpg
Army
2
Jiří Nekvasil
Nekvasil, JiříColonel General
Jiří Nekvasil
(born 1948)
1 July 199330 April 19984 years, 303 daysZnak PS AČR.jpg
Army
3
Jiří Šedivý
Šedivý, JiříGeneral of the Army
Jiří Šedivý
(born 1953)
1 May 199830 November 20024 years, 213 daysZnak PS AČR.jpg
Army
4
Pavel Štefka [cs]
Štefka, PavelGeneral of the Army
Pavel Štefka [cs]
(born 1954)
1 December 200228 February 20074 years, 89 daysZnak PS AČR.jpg
Army
5
Vlastimil Picek
Picek, VlastimilGeneral of the Army
Vlastimil Picek
(born 1956)
[a]
1 March 200730 June 20125 years, 121 daysEmblem of Czech Air Force.svg
Air Force
6
Petr Pavel
Pavel, PetrLieutenant General
Petr Pavel
(born 1961)
[b]
1 July 20071 May 20152 years, 304 daysZnak PS AČR.jpg
Army
7
Josef Bečvář
Bečvář, JosefGeneral of the Army
Josef Bečvář
(born 1958)
1 May 20151 May 20183 years, 0 daysZnak PS AČR.jpg
Army
8
Aleš Opata [cs]
Opata, AlešLieutenant general
Aleš Opata [cs]
(born 1964)
1 May 2018Incumbent349 daysZnak PS AČR.jpg
Army

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Afterwards served as the Minister of Defence from 2013 to 2014.
  2. ^ Left the office due to appointment as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee.

See also[edit]