United Nations Miliary Observer


This article deals with the involvement of military members of the Czech Army within peacekeeping operations as military observers. It discusses the core of the command and control of peacekeeping operations under the heading of the United Nations. It is focused on the role of military observers and the peculiarities of their tasks, based on the historical development. The special attention is dedicated to selection criteria and requirements for the selection of military observers. The candidates have to be flexible persons with comprehensive educational background. In the conclusion, the author opens the possibility to continue with the theme of military observers by means of a subsequent article based on personal experiences.

Col. Jan Drozd, PhD. Dean of the Faculty of Military Leadership, got his Ph.D. in the Military management field at University of Defence.  He got through differend position within military units.  During the military career, he participated in the international operation MONUC in the Democratic Republic of Congo (2007-2008), ISAF in Afghanistan (2012) and MINUSCA in the Central African Republic (2015 - 2016).  In his pedagogical activities he focuses on the subjects of Field Preparation and Tactics of Combat Units. In his scientific work he deals with the implementation of modern technologies in tactical activities and their use in future operations.

Country: Czech Republic

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