The article shows that Czech armed forces are supposed to develop planning mechanism according to the Alliance Comprehensive Operations Planning Directive (COPD) to be fully interoperable in operation planning process (OPP), namely in field operations planning in the framework of the multinational missions abroad. However, some problems persist at the operational level of crisis management, such as institutional arrangements for planning and commanding crisis operations, procedures pertaining to force generation, synchronization and activities coordination. The Czech Army Operational Planning Doctrine is still being developed. The purpose of this article is to inform on current state of affairs in operational planning with subsequent consequences to the results and reform recommendations by the White Paper on Defence.

Ing. Jaroslav Kulíšek, Lt.Col. (Ret.), born in 1953, Military University of Ground Forces (VVŠ PF) Vyškov, Military Academy (VAAZ) Brno, Netherlands Integrated Air-Ground Operations School, NIAGOS. He worked at the European Union Operation Command. In the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic he introduced operation standardization into forces, into operational planning and control of ground forces activities. While at the General Staff, he was involved in operational capabilities of integrated combat information surrounding NEC. He occupied himself with the implementation process of introducing operation standardization, command and control systems for expeditionary operations and operational engagement of EU battle groups He took part in UN peace missions: UNOMIGs; NATO: SFOR, NTMI; and the EU: EUFOR RD CONGO. He gained operational experiences in conflicts zones in the Caucasus and Iraq. Currently he works at the Joint Operation Centre, MoD (SOC MO), as a specialist in the field of managing crises and operational planning.

Country: Czech Republic


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