Home Guard Command (Denmark)

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Home Guard Command
Hjemmeværnskommandoen
Logo HJK.png
Danish Home Guard Command logo
Active 1 April 1949; 67 years ago (1949-04-01)
Country DenmarkDenmark
Branch Danske Forsvars logo.svgJoined/shared
Part of Ministry of Defence
Headquarters Vordingborg Kaserne
Website Official Website
Commanders
Chief of the Home Guard Major general Finn Winkler[1]
Commissioner of the Home Guard Bjarne Laustsen[1]

Home Guard Command (Danish: Hjemmeværnskommandoen), short "HJK", is the Danish Home Guard's top authority and is a level one authority reporting directly to the Ministry of Defence.

It is under dual management by a military General and a civilian (usually a member of parliament).

In times of tension and war the Danish Defence Command assume command over the Home Guard.

Until 2014, the Home Guard Command was located at Generalstok in Kastellet, in Copenhagen. It was then temporarily relocated to Søkvæsthuset in central Copenhagen. From August 2015, it will be placed at Vordingborg Barracks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Home Guard Management" (in Danish). Retrieved 22 November 2015.