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Years of service

Petr Pavel

General officer

Military Officer

Petr Pavel, Jan Pavel

Eva Pavlova

1 November 1961 (age 62) Plana, Czechoslovakia (

Czechoslovakia (1983–1992) Czech Republic (since 1992)

Evacuation of Karin military base, Bosnia

Medal of Heroism Legion of Honour, Officier Croix de guerre, bronze star Service for Peace

Military of the Czech Republic

Battles and wars
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vlastimil Picek, Rudolf Pernický, Josef Bečvář

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General Petr Pavel (born 1 November 1961) is a Czech army officer and since 26 June 2015 the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee. He is the first person from a former Eastern Bloc state to hold the position. Prior to his current role he was Chief of the General Staff of the Czech Army from 1 July 2012 to 1 May 2015.


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Military career

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Pavel graduated at the Military gymnasium (high school) in Opava. He continued his military study at the Military university of the Army in Vyškov and he graduated in 1983. He started as Paratrooper in the Czechoslovak Army. He was a platoon leader.

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He continued his military studies at the Military Academy (currently united with University of Defence) in Brno (1988–1991). After his graduation he worked in the military intelligence service (1991–1993). He served in the Czechoslovak troops of United Nations Protection Force in Bosnia. His unit was sent to evacuate a French military base in January 1993. The French military base Karin was attacked from the Croatian side. The French army was unable to evacuate this base due to the local infrastructure and bridge having been destroyed. The Czech army was entrusted to conduct the evacuation because of their proximity to the base. Pavel was recognized and rewarded both in the Czech Republic and in France.

Pavel served after the operation in Bosnia in different positions in the Czech Army - in military intelligence, in diplomacy (deputy of military attaché in Belgium), as commander of special forces' brigade. He was appointed Brigadier General in 2002. He served as the National Military Representative at US CENTCOM. He represented the Czech Army in different international and national organizations. He obtained an international education at universities in the United Kingdom: Staff College, Camberley; the Royal College of Defence Studies; and King's College London (Master's degree in International Relations).

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He served as Deputy Chief of the General Staff of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic from July 2011 to June 2012. Since 1 June 2012 he has served as Chief of the General Staff of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic. He was nominated by the Czech government for the position of Chairman of the NATO Military Committee in July 2014. He was appointed for this function in Vilnius in September 2014. He is the first Chairman to come from a country formerly part of the Warsaw Pact. His mandate commenced in summer 2015.

Personal life

Petr Pavel speaks Czech, English, French and Russian. He is divorced and has two sons with his former wife.


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