Bernt Iver Ferdinand Brovold, Military Representative of Norway

Military Representative

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Lieutenant General Brovold was born on 25 May 1954, in Trondheim. He entered the Army in 1972 and he graduated from the Army Military Academy in 1979.

Brovold has graduated from the National staff and Defence college. In the period 1993 - 1997 the General was the Chief Land and Amphibious Operations Centre / Regional Headquarters North. Thereafter his order took him to Belgium as Deputy J-5, Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Force / Planning Staff.

From 2000 to 2002, he was Chief Land and Amphibious Operations Centre / Planning Staff in Stavanger, before he in 2002 became 2nd in Cd, Regional Command Southern Norway in Trondheim.

In 2003 Brovold was appointed as the Commander of the Norwegian Home Guard.

In August 2009, he took command of the Norwegian Joint Headquarters (NJHQ) until 2011.

Lt Gen Bernt Brovold resides in Trondheim and he has two grown up children.

2009 - 11

Commander, Norwegian Joint Headquarters, Bodø

Lieutenant General

2003 – 09

Commander , Norwegian Home Guard, Oslo

Major General

2002 – 03

2nd in Cd, Regional Command Southern Norway, Trondheim

Brigadier

2000 – 02

Chief, Land and Amphibious Operations Centre / Norwegian Joint Headquarters, Stavanger

Colonel

1997 – 00

Deputy J-5, Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Forces Planning Staff, Mons, Belgium

Lieutenant Colonel

1993 - 97

Chief, Land and Amphibious Operations Centre / Regional Headquarters North Command South, Stavanger

Lieutenant Colonel

1990 - 93

G-3/7, Home Guard, District 12, Trondheim

Lieutenant Colonel

1989 – 90

2nd in Cd, 2. Infantry Battalion /Brigade North, Maukstadmoen, Troms

Major

1988 – 89

Operations Officer, 2. Infantry Battalion /Brigade North, Maukstadmoen, Troms

Major

1984 – 88

Deputy Operations Officer, Regional Command Troendelag, Trondheim

Captain

1982 – 84

Instructor, Winter Warfare School, Elverum,

Captain

1981 – 82

2nd in Cd, Heavy Weapons Coy / 2. Infantry Battalion /Brigade North, Maukstadmoen, Troms

Captain

1980 – 81

Commander Heavy Mortar Platoon / 2. Infantry Battalion /Brigade North, Maukstadmoen, Troms
Lieutenant

1979 - 80

Commander, Infantry Platoon / 2. Infantry Battalion /Brigade North, Maukstadmoen, Troms

1976

Instructor, Infantry Officers Candidate School, Trondheim

2. Lieutenant

1975 – 76

2nd in Cd, Infantry Platoon / 2. Infantry Battalion / Brigade North, Maukstadmoen, Troms

Sergeant

MILITARY EDUCATION

2002

Norwegian Defence College, Main Course , Oslo

1992

Norwegian Defence and Command Staff College II, Oslo

1986

Norwegian Defence and Command Staff College I, Oslo

1976 - 79

Army Military Academy, Oslo

1974 - 75

Infantry Officers Candidate School, Trondheim

1972-74

Armed Forces High School, Halden

DECORATIONS

1982

National Service Medal

1997

Defence Service Medal

2001

Defence Service Medal w/star

2005

Home Guard Medal of Service; Denmark

2005

Home Guard Medal of Service ; Sweden

2006

Order of St. Maurice, US

2006

Home Guards Servitude Medallion

2007

Ministries of Defence medal / Three Stars

2008

Ministries of Defence medal / Laurel Wreath

2009

Medal of Honour of Norwegian Women's Defence League

2009

Medal of Honour of the National Rifle Association Norway

2009

The Distinguished Service medal, State of Minnesota, USA

2013

Norwegian Defence Cross of Honour