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Radim Zahradníček

Research & Development Czech Republic

CPT Radim Zahradníček Dipl. Eng.

Future Forces Forum

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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