COL Pavel Manas, PhD, joined his military career with academia and education of future officers for The Czech Armed Forces. He is Head of the Department of Engineering Technology at the University of Defence. He is responsible for the education of young officers of the Czech Corps of Engineers, with a main focus on technical aspects of general engineer support. His department provides the Czech Military with expertize and research in the field of military structures, and cooperates with others Military Research and Technical Institutes and public universities. His personal interest is focusing on modelling and simulation technology, CAD and CAE technology, structural analysis of military and protective structures and the effects of weapons on military structures.