On Command Problems in the Army of the Czech Republic


The development of C2 theory and practice within force requires an interdisciplinary approach. Commanding army needs not only the familiarity with armed forces and warfare principles, but also the knowledge and understanding of the development of security and operational environments. It is the development of security and operational environments that directly affects the theoretical and doctrinal thinking, the approaches to armed forces employment to deal with contemporary and future crisis situations. This paper is an attempt to project some opinions on C2 issues from the sixties last century to the present. As there are two periods with dozens of common characteristics, we can find a number of similarities. This article aims to point them out.

Ing. Pavel Zůna, MSS., Ph.D., Col. (Ret.), born in 1962, Military College of the Ground Forces at Vyškov; graduate of the European Training Course in Security Policy (ETC), Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP); the Strategic Leadership Course, U.S. Army War College. Among others he worked as a deputy defence attaché in Belgium, defence attaché in Great Britain, with the accreditation for Ireland, director of Military Diplomacy Division, Military Intelligence; Deputy Director of Military Intelligence. From 2005 till 2010 he worked at the Doctrine Institute, Training Command-Military Academy (IDo VeV-VA), Vyškov. Since March 1, 2010, head of the Department of Lifelong Learning, Defence University. As the head of this department he is in charge of further careers and vocational education of officers of the Army of the Czech Republic. His Ph.D. degree was obtained at the Defence University, in a doctoral programme Military Economics and Management.

Country: Czech Republic


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