Ministry of Defence has a new Political Deputy

 17. 07. 2020      category: Army of the Czech Republic

The Minister of Defence Lubomír Metnar appointed PhDr. Vladimír Müller, CSc. as a new Political Deputy on 15th July, 2020. In the past, he served as the Deputy Foreign Minister for EU Affairs and the Ambassador in Belgium. He provided consultations to central government authorities in the area of foreign policy and European affairs and also worked at the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the area of European Structural Funds. He served as an Advisor to the Minister of Defence in 2018 – 2020.

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Picture: The Minister of Defence Lubomír Metnar appointed PhDr. Vladimír Müllera, CSc. (in the picture) as a new Political Deputy on 15th July, 2020 | army.cz

“Vladimír Müller has many years of experience in the field of defence and security, as well as in the field of international relations and diplomacy.  In conjunction with detailed knowledge of the functioning of the Ministry of Defence, he can take full advantage of all of this in his new position,” said the Minister of Defence Lubomír Metnar. 
“I started working at the Ministry of Defence at the time of entering NATO and I firmly believe that I can only be beneficial at present, especially in terms of the coordination of tasks within the Ministry and in the communication of the Ministry with other key actors of the defence policy of the state. In relation to the upcoming Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU this will be very important,”
Vladimír Metnar brought his priorities closer. 

Education:
1988-1990 – Academy of Sciences – Institute for Philosophy and Sociology in Prague 
1983-1987 – Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Arts – Department of Sociology
 

Previous professional career:
2013 to present: Advisor to the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic
2012-2013: Independent Consultant
2011-2012: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2006-2011: Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Kingdom of Belgium 
2004-2006: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for EU Affairs 
2000-2004: International Secretary of the CSSD
1996-1999: Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Integration of the Czech Republic into NATO and the Western European Union 
1991-1995: Teacher – Charles University in Prague, Department of Sociology

There was also another personnel change in the Ministry of Defence in the form of termination of the office of Radomír Jahoda in the position of the Deputy Minister for the Management of the Defence Policy and Strategy Section on the basis of the representation order. Jahoda no longer appears on the official website of the Ministry of Defence and, on the basis of the power of representation, the Department is now headed by Mgr. Martin Riegl, Ph.D.

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Picture: There was also another personnel change in the Ministry of Defence in the form of termination of the office of Radomír Jahoda (on the right side of the picture) in the position of the Deputy Minister for the Management of the Defence Policy and Strategy Section on the basis of the representation order. | army.cz

 Author: Martin Šiška