Talk:Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces

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Also no admiral has ever served as Commander-in-Chief of the Turkish Armed Forces

Supreme Commander[edit]

The official website of the Swedisd Armed Forces (mil.se) has an english page [1] on Gen. Syrén, where he is presented as "General Håkan Syrén, Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces" or the "Supreme Commander" for short. This page (also mil.se) mentions him as "The Swedish Supreme Commander, General Håkan Syrén, [...]" and with an acronym as "[...] SC General Håkan Syrén.". Should we totally abandon the Commander-in-Chief-thing or just mention SC as an alternative title? /Storpilot 23:52, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

From tree to four stars[edit]

it would be interesting to know when the rank increased by one star becomming a four-star general rank --Malin Randstrom (talk) 07:27, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

According to Swedish Wikipedia, Olof Thörnell was promoted from Lieutenant General (three stars) to General (four stars) on 1 January 1940, 24 days after his appointment as Supreme Commander, and since then all Supreme Commanders have been Generals. -- Jao (talk) 10:03, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for the reply, however, I was asking when all general ranks were increased by one star. That is, when a Swedish Lieutenant General previously represented by two stars increased to three stars. Similarily, when a General previously represented by three stars increased to four stars. Thanks, --Malin Randstrom (talk) 10:40, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
Ah, I see what you're asking now. The 1952 uniform still had 1–3 stars, some time in the 1980s I know it was 2–4. Susning may be right that it happened some time during the 1970s, but at any rate the extra star predates the brigadier rank. -- Jao (talk) 14:25, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Removing speculation on Prime Minister being Supreme Commander in peacetime[edit]

I removed this pragraph for the following reasaons;

1. I have found no source verifying that such a discussion has ever taken place. 2. Such a move would fall under the concept of "ministerstyre", which is a no-no. 3. The opscommander (C Insatsledningen) at Headquarters formally leads all operations (under the say-so of the SC) in Sweden in peacetime, from deploying a battalion to Afghanistan to having the Home Guard look for missing children (he does delegate the latter quite heavily). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hans Engstrom (talkcontribs) 02:20, 27 April 2009 (UTC)