Decision-making and Planning in Defence Department


The article familiarizes readers with theoretical assumptions of planning and strategical decisionmaking in Defence Department and Czech armed forces. The author finds connections and similarities among others with public sector and civilian structures tied with budget spending. The strategical level of planning is a highly complicated and expert procedure. At present, planning process in defence department, within MoD sector, is specifi ed by the Order of Defence Minister No. 33, 2004. In this document, there are highly elaborated principles and rules of planning of activities and development implemented in defence sector. The article is based upon papers and reports presented at the Defence Sources Course, MIDMC 2001-06, Resources Management Institute, USA, held at the Military Academy Brno in 2001, and documents dealing with managerial problems.

Radek Dubec, PhD, born in 1966. In 1988, he graduated from the Higher Military School of the Ground Forces in Vyškov. He is a graduate of the Battalion Commander's Course (Military Academy Brno, 1997). Between 1988 and 2004, he held command and staff positions at military units and facilities of the Army of the Czech Republic. He was a participant in the UNPROFOR mission. In 2011, he completed his doctoral studies in the study field of military management. In the years 2004–2016, he worked at the Institute of Operational Tactical Studies, the Institute of Strategic and Defense Studies of the University of Warsaw and the Department of Lifelong Education of the University of Defense in Brno. He is the author and co-author of several monographs and professional articles in domestic and foreign magazines. He mainly deals with issues of strategic management and defense planning. He currently works as an assistant professor at the Center for Security and Defense Studies of the University of Defense in Brno.

Country: Czech Republic


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