Senn was born in Zofingen and, as a young officer, studied at the Ecole Supérieure de Guerre in Paris. As Army head of operations he unsuccessfully advocated a policy of nuclear armament as a deterrent against the Warsaw Pact in the 1960s. Switzerland eventually ratified the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
As Chief of the General Staff, holding the rank of Korpskommandant (NATO: OF-8), Senn was Switzerland's most senior military officer from 1977 to 1980. After his retirement, he authored two standard works about Swiss defence efforts during World War II.
- Jürg Stüssi-Lauterburg (4 October 2007). "Obituary of Hans Senn". Die Weltwoche. p. 31.
- Hans Senn: Generalstabsdienste als Teil der Armeeleitung in Friedenszeiten in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
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