Gen. Hans Jesper Helsø


Gen. Hans Jesper Helsø

Visiting Senior Mentor


Curriculum Vitae

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 Sergeant
                                   1970 2nd Lieutenant
                                   1974 1st Lieutenant
                                   1979 Captain
                                   1986 Major
                                   1990 Lieutenant Colonel
                                   1994 Colonel
                                   1998 Major General
                                   2000 Lieutenant General
                                   2002 General


1974-78 Gun Position Officer, Fire Direction Officer, Battery
Executive Officer, Battery Commander at Kings
1979 Company Executive Officer, UNFICYP
1979-82 Staff Officer, Logistic Branch, HQ LANDZEALAND
1983-87 Staff Officer, Procurement Branch, CHODDEN
1987-90 Staff Officer, NATO-office, 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
2002-2008 Chief of Defence Denmark


Danish: Grand Cross 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
Danish Defence Medal for Service

International: Commander of the Royal Swedish Order of the North Star
The 1st Class Order of the Cross of the Eagle
Grand Officier de l‘Ordre National Mérite
Legion of Merit (Degree of Commander)
Order for Merits to Lithuania (Degree of Commander)
Medal for support to Latvia's membership in NATO
The Nordic Blue Berets Medal of Honour



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