Lieutenant General Arne Bård Dalhaug
Lieutenant General Arne Bård Dalhaug was born 6th May 1954 in Øverbygd, Norway.
He graduated from the Officer Candidate School in 1975 and from the Military Academy in 1979. Dalhaug completed the Command and General Staff Course at the Norwegian Army Staff College in 1990 and was a student at US Army Command and General Staff College from 1992 to 1993. He is also a graduate from the US Army War College in 2000.
Arne Bård Dalhaug started his military career as a platoon commander in His Majesty the Kings Guard, and then served in different positions in the same unit until he became instructor at the Officer Candidate School North-Norway, in 1982 and 1983. Dalhaug was promoted to Lieutenant in 1979 and to Captain in 1983.
Dalhaug served as Rifle Company Commander until 1985 and as an instructor at the Military Academy until 1987. He was promoted to major in 1987.
From 1987 he was assigned to staff duty, also including being an instructor at the Norwegian Army Staff College, until 1995 when he became battalion commander. He was promoted Lieutenant Colonel in 1993 and Colonel in 1997 when he was assigned Brigade Commander, Brigade North.
Dalhaug was promoted Brigadier in 2000 and became ACOS Operations and Resourses Management, Joint Staff, CHOD Norway. In 2002 he was promoted Major General and headed the Strategic Management Integration Process in the MOD where the military strategic staff was integrated with the MOD. In 2003 he was assigned Head of the Department of Defence Policy and Long Term Planning in the MOD.
In 2005, Arne Bård Dalhaug was promoted Lieutenant General and assigned Chief of Defence Staff, Norway.
Arne Bård Dalhaug is married to Anne-Kari (born 22th March 1963), and has three children, Bård (15), Andreas (11) and Thomas (7).