Dennis Gyllensporre

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Dennis Gyllensporre
Dennis Gyllensporre.jpg
Birth nameTage Dennis Öztürkmen
Born (1964-07-14) 14 July 1964 (age 54)
Skellefteå, Sweden
AllegianceSweden
Service/branchSwedish Army
Years of service1987–present
RankLieutenant General
Commands held
Battles/warsPost-Bosnian War
Northern Mali conflict

Tage Dennis Gyllensporre, né Öztürkmen[1][2] (born 14 July 1964) is a Swedish Army lieutenant general. Gyllensporre has served as Director Joint Staff, head of the Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters, head of the Swedish Armed Forces Special Forces and as the Commandant General in Stockholm. In August 2018 he was appointed by the UN Secretary-General as Force Commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

Career[edit]

Gyllensporre was born in Skellefteå, Sweden, the son of school counselor Güray Öztürkmen and his first wife Irene Johansson. He and two brothers took the name Gyllensporre.[3] He attended the Royal Institute of Technology from 1985 to 1991 when he received a Master of Science in Computer Science. He became an officer in the Swedish Armed Forces in 1987 and served as platoon leader and company commander in the Norrland Signal Regiment (S 3) in Boden from 1987 to 1995.[4] During this time Gyllensporre also studied at the Swedish National Defence College from 1993 to 1994 and from 1995 to 1997 and he attended the University of Warwick from 1994 to 1997 when he received a Master of Business Administration in Corporate Strategy.[5] He then served as a Nordic-Polish Brigade Liaison Officer to the US Division Headquarters (SFOR) in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1997 to 1998. Back in Sweden, Gyllensporre served as a Desk Officer for National and NATO/PfP Defence in the Planning Staff (J 5) at the Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters in Stockholm from 1998 to 2000.[5]

He then attended the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth in the United States from 2000 to 2001 when he received a Master of Military Arts and Science[5] and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award as the top international graduate.[6] Back in Sweden, Gyllensporre served as battalion commander, Headquarters Battalion, in the Norrbotten Regiment (I 19) in Boden from 2001 to 2002 and was then military advisor in Department for International and Security Affairs of the Ministry of Defence from 2001 to 2003.[5] Gyllensporre served as Chief Operations Officer of the Joint Military Mission in Nuba Mountains, Sudan from 2003 to 2004 before returning to the Ministry of Defence in Stockholm the same year.[4] In 2005 Gyllensporre passed the Joint and Combined Warfighting School (JCWS) at the Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University in the United States. The same year he also served as Chief of Staff in the Joint Forces Command (OPIL) in Uppsala. Gyllensporre then served as Chief of Doctrine and Concepts Branch, Policy & Plans Division, European Union Military Staff in Brussels, Belgium from 2005 to 2008.[5]

From January 2007 to November 2010, he attended the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance in Maastricht, Netherlands where he received a PhD in Policy Analysis and Governance.[5] During this time Gyllensporre also served as Chief of Staff of the Regional Command North Headquarters of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan in 2008. Also in 2008, he was appointed Chief of Staff of the Joint Staff (Ledningsstaben) in the Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters in Stockholm. In 2010 he left the position and was appointed Director Future Capabilities in the Joint Staff (Chef för Ledningsstabens utvecklingsavdelning) in the Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters, Stockholm. In 2011, he attended the Defense Resources Management Institute at the Naval Postgraduate School in the United States.[4] From 2012 to 2014, Gyllensporre served as military advisor in the Swedish Parliamentary Defence Commission (Försvarsberedningen) as well as head of Plans and Policy Department in the Joint Staff (Chef för Ledningsstabens inriktningsavdelning) in the Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters in Stockholm.[5] On 27 November 2014, Gyllensporre was appointed Director Joint Staff (Chef för Ledningsstaben)[7] In this position he is also the head of the Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters, head of the Swedish Armed Forces Special Forces and the Commandant General in Stockholm.[8][9] In 2017 Gyllensporre was introduced to the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Hall of Fame.[10] In August 2018 he was appointed by the UN Secretary-General as Force Commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Gyllensporre will assume the position on 1 October 2018.[11]

Personal life[edit]

In 1992 he married Helena Nordgren (born 1965). They have three children (born 1991, 1993 and 1997).[3]

Dates of rank[edit]

Gyllensporre family coat of arms.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sveriges befolkning 1970 (in Swedish) (Version 1.00 ed.). Stockholm: Sveriges släktforskarförb. 2002. ISBN 91-87676-31-1. LIBRIS 8861349.
  2. ^ Sveriges befolkning 1980 (in Swedish). Stockholm: Sveriges släktforskarförb. 2004. ISBN 91-87676-37-0. LIBRIS 9632925.
  3. ^ a b Odelberg, Wilhelm; Bäckmark, Magnus, eds. (2003). Svenska släktkalendern (in Swedish). 29. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International. pp. 141–142. ISBN 91-22-02008-X. LIBRIS 9972937.
  4. ^ a b c "CURRICULUM VITAE" (PDF) (in Swedish). Swedish Armed Forces. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Lieutenant General Dr Dennis Gyllensporre, Chief of Defence Staff, Swedish Armed Forces" (PDF). www.euro-defence.eu. Berlin Security Conference. October 2017. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  6. ^ https://www.facebook.com/USACGSC/posts/us-army-command-and-general-staff-college-adds-three-leaders-to-international-ha/10155795934754458/
  7. ^ "ÖB får förlängt och ny chef för ledningsstaben utsedd" (in Swedish). Swedish Armed Forces. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  8. ^ Försvarets författningssamling: FFS 2013:4 (PDF) (in Swedish). Stockholm: TF-redaktionen, Försvarets materielverk. 2013. pp. 11, 33. LIBRIS 3683131. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Handbok: parad 6: Traditionsvård : H PARAD 6 2016" (PDF) (in Swedish). Stockholm: Försvarsmakten. 2016. p. 44. 170529–027. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  10. ^ https://www.army.mil/article/195273/command_and_general_staff_college_adds_three_leaders_to_international_hall_of_fame
  11. ^ "Gyllensporre ny chef för FN:s insats i Mali" (in Swedish). Swedish Armed Forces. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Matrikel" (in Swedish). Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  13. ^ a b Sarles, Harry (12 October 2017). "Command and General Staff College adds three leaders to International Hall of Fame". United States Army. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
Military offices
Preceded by
?
Plans and Policy Department in the Joint Staff
2012–2014
Succeeded by
Jonas Haggren
Preceded by
Jan Salestrand
Director Joint Staff
2014–2018
Succeeded by
Jonas Haggren
Preceded by
Jan Salestrand
Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters
2014–2018
Succeeded by
Jonas Haggren
Preceded by
Jan Salestrand
Swedish Armed Forces Special Forces
2014–2018
Succeeded by
Jonas Haggren
Preceded by
Jan Salestrand
Commandant General in Stockholm
2014–2018
Succeeded by
Jonas Haggren
Preceded by
Jean-Paul Deconinck
Force Commander of MINUSMA
1 October 2018–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent