LTC Otakar Foltýn

Lieutenant Colonel Otakar Foltýn is staff officer of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic.

LTC Foltýn completed Commissioning Course at the Military Academy in Vyškov, Czech Republic, and is a graduate of the Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Law, where also attended the post-graduate course EUROPEUM. During his military service he also passed various courses focusing especially on Counterinsurgency and International Humanitarian and Operational Law.

In his previous career, LTC Foltýn served mostly as military legal advisor in various positions at G3 (operations) and G5 (planning) branches, at the Military Academy and at the General Staff Inspectorate. Among his main responsibilities were operational law and ROEs. For more than six years he was responsible for legal aspects of foreign operations of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic.

In his civilian career LTC Foltýn teaches Anthropology of Warfare and International Humanitarian Law at the Charles University in Prague. He is a Czech Red Cross expert for international law and member of the Czech Society for International Law.

Currently, he is PhD. candidate at Faculty of Arts of the Charles University in Prague in the field of modern history.

He was deployed in military missions in Kosovo (LEGAD) and Afghanistan (RoL ADV).

He is author or co-author of the following publications:

  • Povaha změny (The Nature of Change), Vyšehrad 2015
  • Na rozhraní (At the Borderline), Vyšehrad 2016
  • Lidé a dějiny (People and the History), Academia 2017
  • Punctuated Equilibria Paradigm and Security in the Modern World, Potomac Institute of Policy Studies 2018