Karl Engelbrektson

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Karl Lorentz Engelbrekt Engelbrektson
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Born 12 February 1962
Falkenberg, Halland, Sweden
Allegiance Sweden, European Union
Service/branch Swedish Army
Years of service 1981–present
Rank Major General
Commands held Nordic Battlegroup
Battles/wars Kosovo War

Karl Lorentz Engelbrekt Engelbrektson (born 12 February 1962 in Falkenberg, Halland, Sweden) is a Major General in the Swedish Army and a former Force Commander of the Nordic Battlegroup (NBG).[1] He is currently serving as the Swedish Military Representative, European Union Military Committee.

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Engelbrektson started his career as a conscript at Bohusläns Regiment in 1981 and reached the rank of "Fänrik", (Second Lieutenant) in 1984. During his mandatory military service his hand was severely injured in an accident involving explosives. He graduated from the Swedish National Defence Academy in 1996 and went into MUST (Swedish Military Intelligence). He soon transferred to the Ministry of Defence, where he worked with the issues of military co-operation within the European Union.

In 1998 he undertook studies in Political Sciences in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2001 he was appointed Vice Acting Chief for the Gotland military district. In 2004 Engelbrektson became Acting Commander for the Swedish battalion in Kosovo and was in 2005 appointed co-ordinator at the Swedish Defence Headquarters, working with an eventual Swedish involvement in an EU-based battle group.

He served as the Force Commander for the Nordic Battlegroup from 2006 to 2010, January 2010 – August 2010: Military Advisor European Union and NATO Policy, Swedish Ministry of Defence and from September 2010 to present as Military Representative to the European Union and NATO, Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union.[2]


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