EUTM Mali | Mission Force Commander
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Mission Force Commander

Brigadier General František Ridzák

I am assuming the honour and the privilege of the EUTM Mali Mission Force Commander duties.

CURRICULUM VITAE

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Brigadier General František Ridzák is the 14th Commander of the EUTM Mali. His predecessor was Brigadier General Jõao Boga Ribeiro (December 2019 – June 2020)

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1990-1991: Platoon Leader of the 67th Radiotechnical Battalion

1991-1993: Specialist of the Technical Support Department of the Radiolocation (RL) company

1993: Deputy Commander of the 22nd Group of RL Surveillance

1994: Chief of the Logistics of the 44th Group of RL Surveillance

1994-1998: Head of the Logistics Department of the 43rd Radar Brigade

1999: Chief of the Logistics Branch of the 43rd Sector of the Command, Control and Surveillance

2000-2004: National Expert (NATEX) representing CZE AF at NATO C3 Agency – Acting Programme Manager of the Czech International Programme Office

2004-2007: Deputy Head of the Department for Operational and Tactical Systems, General Staff

2007-2010: Deputy CIS Branch Chief – Head of the Department for Operational and Tactical Systems, General Staff

2011-2013: Commander of 34th Signal Base

2013-2016: Deputy Director of CIS Agency

May 2016: Acting Director of CIS Agency

December 2016: Director of CIS Agency

May 2017: Appointed Brigadier General

January 2020: Director of CIS Division, General Staff

June 2020: Mission Force Commander of the European Union Training Mission in Mali (since 12th June)

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