Forsvarschef general Flemming Lentfer

Chief of Defence, General Flemming Lentfer. Photo: Sara Skytte.

The current Chief of Defence is Flemming Lentfer. He holds the rank of general and has been Chief of Defence since December 1. 2020.

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Kenneth Pedersen has been Chief of the Defence Staff since 2019. He holds the rank of lieutenant general and - together with the Chief of Defence – he is part of the high command of the Armed Forces.

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Other high-command officers


Chief of Joint Operations:

Major General Michael Wiggers Hyldgaard



Chief of Plans and Capabilities:

Major General Anders Rex



Commander, Army Command:

Major General Gunner Arpe Nielsen


Admiral Danish Fleet, Royal Danish Navy Command (acting):

Commodore Carsten Fjord-Larsen 


Commander, Air Command:

Major General Jan Dam



Commander, Joint Arctic Command:

Rear Admiral Martin la Cour-Andersen



Commander, Special Operations Command:

Major General Peter Boysen



Director Executive Office:

Commodore Bo Overgaard



Commander of the Royal Danish Defence College:

Rear Admiral Henrik Ryberg



Commander of the Danish Armed Forces Health Services:

Surgeon General Sten Hulgaard



Commander of the Danish Defence Maintenance Agency:

Commodore Per Hesselberg





Last updated September 15, 2021 - 17:58