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Brigadier GeneralPetr Svoboda

Brigadier General
Petr Svoboda

JFTC Deputy Commander/Chief of Staff

About Brigadier General
Petr

Brigadier General Petr Svoboda
Czech Army
JFTC Deputy Commander/Chief of Staff

Brigadier General Petr Svoboda was born on 21 January 1971. He assumed the position of the Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff of the Joint Force Training Centre in Bydgoszcz, Poland, on 1 August 2022.
    
Military/ professional career

1993-1994    Platoon Commander, 9th Artillery Regiment, 9th Tank Division VVZ
1994-1995    Platoon Commander, 4th Command Battery, 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade
1995             Commander, 4th Command Battery, 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade
1995-1997    Commander, Command Battery, 4th Liaison Battalion, 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade
1997-1998    Officer of the Reconnaissance Group, Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Department, Headquarters and Staff, 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade
1998-2000    Staff Member of the Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Department, Headquarters and Staff, 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade
2000-2002    Chief of Staff, 41st Mechanised Battalion, 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade
2002-2004    Senior Officer – Specialist J3/7, JSRC Northeast (Karup, Denmark)
2004             Deputy Head of the Secretariat Department, Office of the Chief of the General Staff
2004-2008    Head of the Secretariat Department – Deputy Director, Office of the Chief of the General Staff
2008-2011    Head of the National Representation of the Czech Republic at AAC (Ramstein – Germany)
2011-2016    Commander, 74th Mechanised Battalion, 7th Mechanised Brigade
2016-2017    Chief of the Planning Department, Land Forces Headquarters
2017             Director of the Foreign Operations Department, Joint Operations Centre, Ministry of Defence
2018-2019    Deputy Commander, Training Command – Military Academy, Vyskov, CR
2020-2022    Commander, 7th Mechanised Brigade

Deployments

1996             UNPROFOR/IFOR (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
2000-2001    SFOR (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
2002-2004    JSRC Northeast (Karup – Denmark)
2003             HQ ISAF, Kabul, Afghanistan
2008-2011    AAC (Ramstein – Germany)
2012-2013    PRT Logar ISAF Afghanistan

Education

1985-1989    Military Secondary School in Prague
1989-1993    Military University of Ground Forces in Vyskov
1999             Captains Career Course (Fort Sill, USA)
2003             Joint Operations Centre Course (Germany)
2015-2016    Army War College (Pennsylvania, USA)
2021             JFCEP Course (Croatia)

Hobbies

Family, military history literature, moto, sport, travelling.

General Svoboda is married to Michaela and has two children, Michaela and Petr.