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Úskalí profesionalizace Armády České republiky
Some Pitfalls of the Czech Armed Forces Professionalization

Author(s): Jaroslav Komárek
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy
Published by: Univerzita obrany - Centrum bezpečnostních a vojenskostrategických studií
Keywords: Voluntary Reserve Force; Czech Armed Forces; Compulsory Service; Recruitment; Global Security Threats; History; NCOs; Professionalization; NATO Strategic Concept; Female Soldier

Summary/Abstract: The Czech Armed Forces’ professionalization is an underlying qualitative change and its realization is not without risks. This paper outlines the political origin of this phenomenon, characterises the coherence with the transformation of the Alliance and illustrates overseas experience with some recruitment problems, namely the NCOs, the limits of women in the armed forces, the role of voluntary reserve force, and the substantiations for compulsory military service generally. The purpose of this essay is to draw attention to less known pitfalls of this process, with wide connexions, going beyond regular professionalization frames, defined as a task carried out by the military personnel department.

  • Issue Year: 23/2014
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 75-87
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Czech