Colonel Michal Baran is the Director ofthe Military Health Section at theMinistry of Defence, overseeing the Military Health Service within the Armyof the Czech Republic. In his role, he isresponsible for the strategic leadership and operational management of health services that ensure the medical preparedness and well-being of military personnel. Colonel Baran is a veteran in military healthcare, having held numerous executive and staff positions in the field. He is a distinguished graduate of the Jan Evangelista PurkynÄ› Military Medical Academy and the Faculty of Military Health Sciences at the University of Defence in Hradec Králové. Further enhancing his expertise, Colonel Baran has completed specialized courses in the USA and Germany and has valuable experience from his service in international military operations in Afghanistan and Lithuania.