Chief of Defence Denmark

General Hans Jesper Helsø

2004 - 2008

Date of Birth: 9. july 1948 in Copenhagen
Family: Married to Pernille Vibeke Helsø and has four children
Military Career: 1968 Enlisted (national service)
1969 Sergent
1970 2nd Lieutenant
1974 1st Lieutenant
1979 Captain
1986 Major
1990 Lieutenant Colonel
1994 Colonel
1998 Major General
2000 Lieutenant General
2002 General
Assignments: 1974-78 Gun Position Officer, Fire Direction Officer, Battery Executive Officer, Battery Commander at Kings Artillery
  1979 Company Executive Officer, UNFICYP
  1979-82 Staff Officer, Logistic Branch, LANDZEALAND
  1983-87 Staff Officer, Procurement Branch, CHODDEN
  1987-90 Staff Officer, NATO-officer, Ministry of Defence
  1990-92 Battalion Commander, 1st and 2nd. ARTY-Btn, Kings Artillery
  1992-94 DCOS Plans and Policy, Army Operational Command
  1994-96 Commanding Officer, Kings Artillery
  1995 Commander Bihac Area, UNPROFOR
  1996-98 Commanding Officer, 1st Zealand Brigade
  1998-2000 Commander Army Operational Command
  2000-2002 Deputy Chief of Defence Denmark
  2002 Chief of Defence Denmark
Danish: Commander 1st Class of the Order of Dannebrog
Badge of Honour for Good Service in the Army
The Badge of Honour of the Danish Reserve Officer’s Organization
International: The 1st Class Order of the Cross of the Eagle
Grand Officer de l‘Ordre National Mérite