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.

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.

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 Defence Maintenance Agency:
Commodore Per Hesselberg

Commander of the Danish Armed Forces Health Services:
Surgeon General Sten Hulgaard

Last updated September 15, 2021 - 17:58