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Faculty of Military Leadership
University of Defence in Brno





Col Assoc. prof. Ing. Ivo PIKNER, Ph.D.

Dean: Col Assoc. prof. Ing. Ivi PIKNER, Ph.D.
Telephone: +420 973 444 956, +420 973 442 728
Office: Kounicova 65, ​​​door 84



Curriculum vitae

Born in 1963, Ivo PIKNER graduated from Antonin Zapotocky Military Academy in 1986. His career in the period of 1986–1994 consisted of vehicle maintenance units’ commanding officer positions. Between 1995 and 2003, he worked for the Military Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Department of the Brno Military Academy. From 2003 he worked for the Strategic Studies Institute in the positions of senior lecturer and then between 2007 and 2008 in the position of deputy director. Since the establishment of the Institute of Strategic and Defence Studies in 2008 at the University of Defence, he had been appointed the head of the Armed Forces Building and Development Department. In the period of 2010 until 2014, he was the head of research for the Lifelong Learning Department of the Faculty of Economics and Management, and since 2014, he has been appointed the head of the Military Art Department. He has been appointed to the Dean office since 1 February 2018.

Having passed the Battalion Commanding Course of military intelligence and electronic warfare (1996), brigade staff course of military intelligence and electronic warfare (2003) and having graduated from the 23rd General Staff Course (2010) at the University of Defence in Brno and with a three-month fellowship period at the Royal Military College of Science in the United Kingdom (2001), he was posted in the EU military mission ALTHEA deployed in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2006 in the position of CJ5 HQ EUFOR cell officer in Sarajevo.

In 2008, he defended his dissertation thesis on “Land Forces Weapon Systems in Future Operations”. As a member of the NATO RTO/Panel SAS -060 Working Group, he contributed to the development of “Joint Operations 2030” long-term scientific study in the period 2006-2010. He is a member of NATO RTO/Panel SAS -096 “Key Performance Indicators in Measuring Military Outputs” working group. Under the defence research umbrella, he was the leader of OPERKON project that produced the certified “Operation Concept Making Methodology” and “Czech Army Operation Concept Draft in Future Operations”. In 2017, he was appointed associate professor in Military Management field (thesis topic: Operation Concept Making in Armed Forces).

He is an editor of Defence and Strategy journal dealing with the characteristics and trends in military and in military art development, aiming at armed forces building and development. He covers the armed forces development and engagement in future operations and the impact on concept documents making. He is the author or collaborator of approximately 50 technical publications and papers, while 20 of them published abroad.

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