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Czech military faces personnel changes in high posts

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Prague, July 13 (CTK) – The Czech military faces a reshuffle in commanding posts in the summer when the current air force commander will be replaced and some generals are leaving for NATO commands, general staff spokesman Jan Sulc has said.

Jaromir Sebesta, 53, will become a new Czech air force commander as of July 28, replacing Brigadier General Libor Stefanik, 51, who will be appointed a defence attache in Sweden.

This is the most significant personnel change at the Czech military command, Sulc added.

Sebesta has occupied the post of Stefanik’s deputy so far in which Petr Hromek will replace him.

“I should leave the post after three years, which is a standard time for an air force commander. I am to go abroad. According to the plans, I should work as a defence attache in Sweden,” Stefanik told CTK last week.

Moreover, the military human resources agency has been headed by Colonel Vratislav Beran since July 1. He replaced Ota Rolenec who assumed the post of the chief military liaison officer at the NATO Liaison Office in Kiev.

Brigadier General Pavel Adam, current director of the Defence Ministry’s Division of Capabilities Development and Planning, will also leave for the NATO structures as of August 1. He will work at the Allied Joint Force Command in Brunssum, Netherlands, in the position of director of the military partnership branch.

One of the NATO operational commands is seated in Brunssum.

Brigadier General Ladislav Jung, deputy ground force commander, will leave abroad at the beginning of August to become chief of staff of the NATO Joint Force Training Centre in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He will be replaced by Ivo Strecha in the Czech military.

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