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Jaromír Šebesta

Czech Republic

MG Jaromír Šebesta

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Air Force Commander
Ministry of Defence - Air Force

Curriculum Vitae

Jaromir Sebesta was born on 25th November 1962 in Frydek – Mistek, Czech Republic. He studied technical high school and after passing the leaving exams he joined the Military Aviation University in Kosice, Slovak Republic, where he received his Master degree as a helicopter pilot – commander in 1986. His first assignment was at 51st Helicopter Regiment in Prostejov, which was moved to Prerov in 1995. BG Sebesta underwent through all piloting and commanding positions during his career. He was also assigned to the Flight Safety Branch in Czech Air Force Headquarters in Stara Boleslav, Czech Republic, Allied Joint Force Command in Naples, Italy, and he studied at the Royal Advanced Command and Staff College in London, Great Britain, and the General Staff Course in Brno, Czech Republic. Prior to his current assignment, BG Sebesta was a commander of the 23rd Helicopter Base. He was deployed during disastrous floods in Moravia, Eastern Czech Republic, and made operational tours in Kosovo and Afghanistan.


  • 1982-1986
    Military Aviation University
  • 1999-2000
    Advanced Command and Staff Course – JSCSC UK
  • 2007-2008
    General Staff Course
  • 2015-2016
    Royal College of Defence Studies, London, UK

Major Assignments:

  • 1998-2000
    Helicopter Squadron Commander
  • 2000-2002
    Flight Safety Officer – CZE AF HQ
  • 2005-2007
    Helicopter Wing Commander
  • 2008
    Chief of Air Operations Branch – CZE JFC HQ
  • 2009-2013
    Helicopter Base Commander
  • 2013
    Deputy Commander of the Czech Air Force
  • 2016
    Commander of the Czech Air Force
  • 28 Oct 2016
    Appointed Major General


2001-2002 KFOR – A3 HELIOPS

2010-2011 ISAF – Helicopter Unit Commander

2011 ISAF – Helicopter Unit Commander

Flight Information:

Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 3,500
Aircraft flown: L-13, Z-42, Z-142, Mi-4, Mi-2, Mi-24, Mi-35, Mi-17, Mi-171

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