BIOGRAPHY, GENERAL (ret) SVERRE DIESEN, NO A General (ret) Sverre Diesen served as Norway’s Chief of Defence from 1 April 2005 to 30 September 2009. He is a graduate of the Norwegian Military Academy, the Norwegian Staff College and Army Command and Staff College, Camberley (UK). He also holds a MSc in civil engineering from Norway’s University of Science and Technology. He has served in a number of command and staff positions, including CO of His Majesty the King’s Guards, Chief of Staff 6 Division and Assistant Chief of Staff for Strategy and Long Term Planning in Norway’s Defence HQ. He is currently working as a researcher at The Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (NDRE), Analysis Division, and is engaged on a number of projects supporting Norwegian long term defence planning, including cyber warfare, network enabling capabilities and the future security environment. He has published two books on strategy and the future of the Norwegian armed forces, as well as chapters in a number of anthologies on strategy and security policy. He is a frequent contributor to professional journals as well as to the Norwegian media in general of articles on military and security affairs.
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