Lessons Learned Process as a Part of Management Process in the Defense Sector


The Lessons Learned from the military operations and exercises as a system and process was introduced to the Czech Armed Forces in 2004. Since this time, it become a standard component of command and control, and one of the tools that generates impulses on the development of capability of the units and staffs, at all levels. The article discusses not only the achievements but focusing on the barriers that hinder effective development system and the lessons learned process. In the first part of the article, this loosely follows the article, published in issue 1/2015 magazine Vojenské rozhledy – Czech Military Rewiev, the authors focused on the basic principles of the process. The focus of the article is to analyse the current state of the lessons learned process with result, that one of the main problems is the misunderstanding of the process by some commanders and also analysis of the lessons identified on the strategic level. At the end of the text, the authors presented recommendations on how to overcome the identified barriers and ensure the further optimization of the process.

Lieutenant Colonel Janka Kosecová, Ph.D., was born in 1969. She graduated from the Air Force Military University in Košice (1992) and the University of Defence in Brno (2017). She worked at commanding and management positions in the Air Forces. She has been working as a researcher at the Centre for Security and Military Strategic Studies, University of Defence in Brno. She deals with the issues of knowledge management and leadership. She regularly publishes professional articles about knowledge management and leadership in domestic and foreign journals.

Country: Czech Republic


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