NATO Structural Reforms in Practical Terms


NATO has been permanently adapting to new outside and inside challenges. Lisbon summit in 2010 is one of the very important milestones in this transformation endeavour. Since 2010, the Alliance has embarked on meaningful structural reforms with the aim to enhance effectiveness, improve efficiency of all NATO entities and make the Alliance fit for its purpose. The main objective of this article is to introduce the scope of NATO reforms and their expected outcomes. Furthermore, this article will assess real achievements and draw at least some lessons from a reform implementation process in order to establish best practice in reforming complex organisations.

Assoc. prof. Josef Procházka, PhD, born 1966. He is graduate of the Military Academy Brno (VAAZ), 1990–1996 he served with the troops in the field of technological and automobile support; 1996–1999 staff functions at the General Staff and the Ministry of Defence, line of work logistics and acquisition; 2000-2007 Institute for Strategic Studies (ISS) Brno; 2007-2011 Department of Defence Policy and Strategy, Ministry of Defence. From the year 2011, defence advisor to the Czech Permanent Delegation to NATO – sources and armaments. His military career was finished in 2007. Doctoral study programme management of state defence, he graduated from the University of Defence Brno in 2005. From 1999 till a 2004 he served in SFOR and EUFOR missions, at the region of Bosnia and Herzegovina; in 1995, 2002 and 2008 he was abroad, on short-term attachments on logistics, management sources, security policy. In 2005, General Staff Course, Brno. He is an author of publications and articles dealing with managements sources, defence planning, logistics and armaments. Josef procházka currently works as a Director of the Centre for Security and military strategic studies.

Country: Czech Republic


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