|Hans Jørgen Garde|
|Born||22 January 1939
|Died||3 August 1996
Vágar, Faroe Islands
|Years of service||1960–1996|
Garde was the Danish Chief of Defence from 1 April 1996 until his death. Garde died when the Gulfstream III he was travelling in with his wife crashed during final approach to Vágar Airport in bad weather and poor visibility. He was the first foreigner to be awarded the gold medal of the United States Naval Institute.
Awards and Decorations
|Commander 1. class of the Order of Dannebrog|
|Medal of Merit|
|25 Years of Good Service|
|Badge of Honor of the Reserve Officers Association of Denmark|
|Grand Officer of National Order of Merit, (France)|
- "Hans Jørgen Garde". Den Store Danske (in Danish).
|Chief of Defence
1 April 1996 — 3 August 1996†
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