Senior administrative staff

Secretary General Erik Lund-Isaksen Assistant Secretary General Morten Tiller

Secretary General



Erik Lund-Isaksen
The Secretary General is the Ministry’s most senior permanent civil servant, whose principal task is to advise and relieve the Minister's running and coordinating of the Ministry.


Chief of Defence
Haakon Bruun-Hanssen
The Chief of Defence now has a dual role as both the Ministry’s most senior professional military adviser as well as being Head of the Armed Forces’ military organisation.

Deputy Secretary General
Morten Tiller
The Secretary General is assisted by a Deputy Secretary General. In addition, the Deputy Secretary General assumes the role of National Armaments Director. In this capacity he coordinates the Ministry's materiel procurement activities, represents Norway in relevant national and international fora, and acts as a point of contact for Norwegian and international industry.

The Director Generals

The Department of Development and Administration
Brigadier Jens-Thorleif Thorsen
Telephone: +47 23 09 61 01

The Department of Security Policy
Director General Henning Vaglum
Telephone: +47 23 09 62 00

The Department of Management and Financial Governance
Director General Anders Melheim
Telephone: +47 23 09 65 00

The Department of Defence Policy and Long-Term Planning
Rear Admiral Elisabeth Natvig
Telephone: +47 23 09 64 00

The Department of Competence and Joint Legal Services
Director General Kjersti Klæboe
Telephone: + 47 23 09 60 00

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