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Eirik J. Kristoffersen appointed new Chief of Defence in Norway

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Published under: Solberg's Government

Publisher Ministry of Defence

Major General Eirik Johan Kristoffersen (51) was 12.05.2020 appointed General and new Chief of Defence (CHOD) in Norway. Kristoffersen assumes his new position in August.

Eirik Kristoffersen tar over som forsvarssjef i midten av august
Forsvarsminister Frank Bakke-Jensen og regjeringen beordret 12. mai 2020 Eirik Kristoffersen til å ta over som forsvarssjef i midten av august. Credit: Torbjørn Kjosvold, Forsvaret

– Eirik Johan Kristoffersen has the right capacities for leading the Norwegian Armed Forces through the years to come. He has experience from international operations, he can refer to solid results as a leader and he is oriented towards future and change, says Frank Bakke-Jensen, Norwegian Minister of Defence.

Eirik Johan Kristoffersen is currently Chief of the Army. He has previously served as Chief of the Home Guard and Chief of the Armed Forces Special Command, and he has served in several international operations.

The current Chief of the Defence, admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen, will retire in August.

Eirik Kristoffersen ny forsvarssjef
Eirik Kristoffersen ny forsvarssjef Credit: Torgeir Haugaard, Forsvaret