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The Chief of the General Staff of Czechoslovakia refers to the Chief of the General Staff of the Czechoslovak Army, from the creation of the First Czechoslovak Republic in 1918 until the dissolution of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic in 1992.

List of chiefs of the general staff[]

Chiefs of the Main Staff of the Czechoslovak Armed Forces (1919–1939)[]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 Maurice Pellé Général Maurice Pellé - Prague, 1920.jpg 1863–1924 Divisional General 17 December 1919 31 December 1920
2 Eugène Mittelhausser No image.png 1873–1949 Divisional General 1 January 1921 31 December 1925
3 Jan Syrový JAN SYROVÝ.jpg 1888–1970 General of the Army 1 January 1926 11 November 1933 Also served as the Minister of Defence from 18 March 1926 to 11 October 1926
4 Ludvík Krejčí Ludvik Krejci-memorial.jpg 1890–1972 General of the Army 11 November 1933 23 September 1938 1st Term
5 Vladimír Kajdoš Vladimír Kajdoš.jpg 1893–1970 Brigadier General 23 September 1938 4 October 1938
6 Ludvík Krejčí Ludvik Krejci-memorial.jpg 1890–1972 General of the Army 20 December 1938 1 March 1939 2nd Term

Commander-in-Chief of the Czechoslovak Armed Forces (1938)[]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 Ludvík Krejčí Ludvik Krejci-memorial.jpg 1890–1972 General of the Army 23 September 1938 20 December 1938

Chief of Staff of the Czechoslovak military administration (France, 1940)[]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 Bedřich Neumann No image.png 1891–1964 Brigadier General 1 February 1940 12 June 1940

Chiefs of Staff of the Ministry of National Defense (United Kingdom, 1940–1945)[]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 Jaroslav Čihák No image.png 1891–1944 Brigadier General 23 July 1940 13 January 1941
2 Bruno Sklenovský No image.png 1893–1957 Brigadier General 13 January 1941 12 April 1945

Commanders-in-Chief of the Czechoslovak Armed Forces (United Kingdom, 1944–1945)[]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 Sergej Ingr Ingr pametni deska.jpg 1894–1956 General of the Army 19 September 1944 5 April 1945
2 Ludvík Svoboda Ludvík Svoboda (Author - Stanislav Tereba).JPG 1895–1979 General of the Army 12 April 1945 31 December 1945

Chiefs of the Main Staff of the Czechoslovak Armed Forces (1945–1950)[]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 Bohumil Boček No image.png 1894–1952 General of the Army 12 April 1945 1 August 1948
2 Šimon Drgáč No image.png 1892–1980 General of the Army 1 August 1948 26 April 1950

Chief of the General Staff of the Czechoslovak Army (1950–1952)[]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 Jaroslav Procházka No image.png 1897–1980 General of the Army 26 April 1950 31 January 1952

Chiefs of the General Staff of the Czechoslovak People's Army (1952–1991)[]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 Václav Kratochvíl No image.png 1903–1988 Colonel General 31 January 1952 28 July 1958
2 Otakar Rytíř No image.png 1913–1979 General of the Army 28 July 1958 19 April 1968
3 Karel Rusov No image.png 1924–2013 Colonel General 19 April 1968 26 November 1979
4 Miloslav Blahník No image.png 1927– Colonel General 26 November 1979 13 October 1987
5 Miroslav Vacek No image.png 1935– Colonel General 13 October 1987 27 December 1989
6 Anton Slimák No image.png 1941– Lt. General 27 December 1989 1 May 1991

Chief of the General Staff of the Czechoslovak Army (1991–1992)[]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 Karel Pezl No image.png 1927– Lt. General 1 May 1991 31 December 1992

Trivia[]

The first two Chiefs of the General Staff of Czechoslovakia were French, as the General Staff was founded by the French Military Mission to Czechoslovakia.

See also[]

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