The Total Force Policy and Some Issues of Building-Up of the Militia-Like Units in the Czech National Security System


The essay deals with the concept of total force policy concept and its implementation. Some facts related to the history, implementation and development of this construct are presented in context of the Czech White Paper on Defence released in 2011. In order to improve capabilities of the national armed forces system, and as well as to diminish risks related to lack of human and financial sources in face of impeding population ageing, the author suggests a return to total force concept in the Czech Republic. He admits that the experiences with this policy before 1990 will be inoperative, as there is no chance of reintroducing of compulsory military service or the re-establishing of such paramilitary institutions such as e.g. the SVAZARM used to be.

Lt.Col. Ing. Bohuslav Pernica, Ph.D., born in 1973, Military University of the Ground Forces (VVŠ PV) at Vyškov, among others he served as a chief of the finance management of antiaircraft missile regiment, 1998-2007 lecturer and senior lecturer both at the University of Defence Brno and the Military University of the Ground Forces (VVŠ PV) at Vyškov, where he obtained Ph.D. degree in national defence economics. From 2007 till 2009 he was a planner and a system analyst at the Ministry of Defence and the General Staff; in 2010 he worked at the Training Command Vyškov-Military Academy as the chief of division. On December 1, 2010, he became an advisor to the first deputy of defence minister. He is involved in economic aspects of running and financing professional armed forces, namely the question of their position on the labour market, problems of preserving their personnel structures, the place of armed forces in public finances. Author of several vocational books and publications, e.g. Phenomenon of Alternative Service 2007, Professionalization of Armed Forces 2007.

Country: Czech Republic


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