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Radim Zahradníček

Research & Development Czech Republic

CPT Radim Zahradníček Dipl. Eng.

Future Forces Forum Future Forces Exhibition 2016 CBRN Workshop 2016

Senior Lecturer
NBC Defence Institute, University of Defence


Capabilities of Chemical Units Supporting CBRN Consequence Management Operations

Co-presentation with LTC Pavel OTŘÍSAL

Recovering from chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) event is a primary goal of operations, which are termed "CBRN consequence management". Not only restoration of essential combat capability of troops but also civil support to affected people is a current approach to the topic in North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Based on CBRN units´ operational experience, the article offers systematic view on capability areas necessary to conduct CBRN consequence management operations. The article provides discussion on CBRN capabilities and its relation to civil-military interaction.

Curriculum Vitae


  • 2004 – 2009 - University of Defence, specialization „Commander of Chemical Troops“, master degree
  • 2012 – present - University of Defence, doctoral study program „Military Management“, currently studying
  • Various professional courses: B-agents and Bioterrorism, Peace Support Operations Planning, CBRN First Responders Trainers, Combat Lifesaver, Personnel Recovery / S.E.R.E., CBRN Units Evaluators

Professional Experience:

  • 2008 – 2013 - 312th CBRN Defence Battalion, command positions on platoon and company level
  • 2009 - deployment to operation ISAF in Afghanistan, deputy commander of CBRN Light Recce Unit
  • 2011 - deployment to operation ISAF in Afghanistan, CBRN Warning and Reporting specialist
  • 2013 – 2014 - 31st CBRN Defence Regiment, operations section, CBRN staff officer
  • 2013 – deployment to Jordan, Mobile Training Team, CBRN Defence Lecturer
  • 2014 – present - NBC Defence Institute, Senior Lecturer

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