COL prof. Ing. Martin MACKO, CSc.
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Born on 1 February 1964 in Vranov nad Toplou (Slovakia), he studied grammar school in Revuca (Slovakia) and then Military Academy in Brno, graduating in 1987 in the field of weapons and ammunition of mechanical engineering. From 1987 to 1990 he was appointed armament repairs platoon leader and artillery regiment ordnance chief officer. In 1993 he concluded internal research assistantship at the Weapon Systems Department of Brno Military Academy to get appointments of lecturer and senior lecturer teaching barrel weapons, weapon special equipment, artillery weapons, weapon systems and other subjects. In 1998 and 1999 he completed an internship and the course of artillery battalion and large unit commanders of Bundeswehr and at Idar-Oberstein artillery school.
Colonel Martin Macko is the head of Weapons and Ammunition Department of the Faculty of Military Technology, University of Defence. His research focuses on small arms, artillery weapons and fire control systems. He is engaged in the long-term organization development plan at his department. In 2003 he defended his habilitation thesis to attain to associate professorship while he was conferred full professor degree in 2011. He is the author of numerous publications, utility designs and author craft works in weapons and ammunition, has become known for developing diagnostic instruments for laboratories, crime investigation or military forces in the field of small arms and has contributed to the development of passive optoelectronic target tracking systems and military weapons both in home country and abroad.
He was appointed University of Defence vice-rector for research and expert affairs in 2008 – 2015. He has been appointed the Faculty of Military Technology Dean since 1 August 2016.