Anders Grenstad

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Anders Grenstad
Anders Grenstad.jpg
Grenstad in 2010.
Birth nameAnders Lennart Grenstad
Born (1958-07-02) 2 July 1958 (age 61)
Stockholm, Sweden
AllegianceSweden
Service/branchSwedish Navy
Years of service1980–present
RankRear admiral
Commands held

Anders Lennart Grenstad (born 2 July 1958) is a Swedish Navy rear admiral. He is currently the head of the Swedish delegation to the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission (NNSC).

Career[edit]

Grenstad was born in Stockholm, Sweden and became a naval officer in 1980 after graduating from the Royal Swedish Naval Academy at Näsby Castle.[1] Before that, Grenstad had completed a circumnavigation trip with HSwMS Älvsnabben during 1977/1978.[2] During his career as a naval officer he has held positions as corvette commander and commanding officer of the 3rd Surface Warfare Flotilla in Karlskrona. Grenstad did his staff course at the Military Academy Karlberg between 1994 and 1996.[1] From January to April 2005 he was commanding officer of Marinbasen within the Karlskrona naval base.[3][4]

On 1 July 2005, Grenstad was appointed Inspector of the Navy[1] and was in this position also the head of the Naval Tactical Command from 2005 to 2007 and the Maritime Component Command from 2007 to 2011. He left the post on 24 February 2011 and took a position on 1 April 2011 as head of the Swedish delegation to the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission (NNSC) in the Korean Demilitarized Zone between the North Korea and South Korea.[5] He left the post in 2013[6] and served after that as the Deputy Chief of Operations (ställföreträdande insatschef) of the Joint Forces Command (Insatsstaben).[7] Grenstad was the head of the Swedish Armed Forces Veterans' Unit from 1 June 2016.[8] He left the position on 1 March 2017 to again become the head of the Swedish delegation to the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission (NNSC).[9]

Personal life[edit]

Grenstad is married to Anja and together they have two children.[1]

Dates of rank[edit]

  • 1980 – Sub-Lieutenant (Löjtnant)
  • 1983 – Lieutenant (N) (Kapten)
  • 1988 – Lieutenant Commander (Major)
  • 1998 – Commander (Kommendörkapten)
  • 2002 – Captain (N) (Kommendör)
  • 2005 – Rear admiral (lower half) (Flottiljamiral)
  • 2005 – Rear admiral (Konteramiral)

Awards and decorations[edit]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Lidén, Erik (2006). "Marinens officersbrist löses av reservofficerare" [Lack of navy officers is solved by reserve officers]. Vårt försvar: tidskrift (in Swedish). Stockholm: Allmänna försvarsföreningen (3): 5. LIBRIS 3430365. Archived from the original on 2010-08-22. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  2. ^ Grenstad, Anders (2008-03-26). "Besättningsmedlemmar" [Crew members] (PDF) (in Swedish). Alvsnabben.se. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  3. ^ Melin, Olle (2005). "Den marina verksamheten i Karlskrona" [The maritime operations in Karlskrona] (PDF). Kustposten och Rörliga bladet: organ för KA 2:s kamratförening (in Swedish). Lyckeby: KA 2:s kamratförening (1): 6. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Klart med ny chef för marinbasen" [New head of the naval base]. P4 Blekinge (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. 29 April 2005. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Nye marininspektören tar över" [New Navy Inspector takes over] (in Swedish). Swedish Armed Forces. 24 February 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Chefsbyte NNSC" [Change of head NNSC] (in Swedish). Swedish Armed Forces. 22 October 2013. Archived from the original on 2 September 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Deputy Chief of Operations Swedish Armed Forces". Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO. 21 November 2014. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Grenstad går vidare" [Grenstad goes on] (in Swedish). Swedish Armed Forces. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  9. ^ Granberg, Mårten (1 March 2017). "Ny chef för Försvarsmaktens veteranenhet" [New head of the Swedish Armed Forces Veterans' Unit] (in Swedish). Swedish Armed Forces. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  10. ^ Rumbach, Michael T. (6 June 2009). "Top Swedish Admiral Hosts BALTOPS 2009 Leadership in Karlskrona". United States Navy. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  11. ^ a b c "Presents 3rd Annual TECHNET KOREA 2018" (PDF). www.koreatechnet.com. 2018. p. 2. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Photo Gallery: Calls on Minister and Second Minister for Defence". Ministry of Defence. 17 May 2007. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  13. ^ Neckman, Olle (13 December 2016). "Kustjägarna medaljerar amiral Anders Grenstad" (in Swedish). Sällskapet Kustjägarveteraner. Retrieved 7 May 2019 – via Mynewsdesk.
  14. ^ "ANMÄLDA" (in Swedish). Sjöholm.org. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  15. ^ "Ordinarie ledamöter" [Ordinary members] (in Swedish). Royal Swedish Society of Naval Sciences. Archived from the original on 2016-08-13. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  16. ^ Åkerman, Kim (2007). "Kungl Krigsvetenskapsakademiens årsberättelse 2007" (PDF). Kungl. Krigsvetenskapsakademiens handlingar och tidskrift (in Swedish). Stockholm: Kungl. Krigsvetenskapsakademien (6): 15. LIBRIS 3417415.
  17. ^ "Konteramiral Anders Grenstad ny ordförande för Kungl. Örlogsmannasällskapet" (in Swedish). Royal Swedish Society of Naval Sciences. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2019 – via Mynewsdesk.
Military offices
Preceded by
Leif Nylander
3rd Surface Warfare Flotilla
2003–2005
Succeeded by
Erik Andersson
Preceded by
First holder
Marinbasen
2005–2005
Succeeded by
Lennart Månsson
Preceded by
Jörgen Ericsson
Inspector of the Navy
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Jan Thörnqvist
Preceded by
Jörgen Ericsson
Naval Tactical Command/Maritime Component Command
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Jan Thörnqvist
Preceded by
Christer Lidström
Head of Swedish Delegation to NNSC
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Berndt Grundevik
Preceded by
Berndt Grundevik (acting)
Deputy Chief of Operations
(Ställföreträdande insatschef)

2013–2016
Succeeded by
Berndt Grundevik
Preceded by
None
Swedish Armed Forces Veterans' Unit
2016–2017
Succeeded by
Torbjörn Larsson
Preceded by
Mats Engman
Head of Swedish Delegation to NNSC
2017–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Professional and academic associations
Preceded by
Michael Zell
Chairman of the Royal Swedish Society of Naval Sciences
2018–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent