Johan Berg

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Johan Berg
Born(1917-05-12)12 May 1917
Stange, Norway
NationalityNorwegian
OccupationArmy officer
Journal editor
AwardsOrder of the Dannebrog
Defence Medal 1940–1945
Haakon VII 70th Anniversary Medal

Johan Berg (born 12 May 1917) is a Norwegian military officer.

Career[edit]

Berg was born in Stange to Sigvart Berg and Borghild Evenrud. He graduated as military officer in 1939. From 1939 to 1940 he served as lieutenant with the 6th Division, and from 1940 to 1945 with the Norwegian Armed Forces in exile in the United Kingdom. He continued his military career after the Second World War.[1] In 1996 he succeeded Vilhelm Evang as head of the Norwegian Intelligence Service.[2] From 1970 he served as head of Distriktskommando Vestlandet with the rank of major general.[1] He edited the journal Norsk Militært Tidsskrift from 1957 to 1966.[3]

Awards[edit]

Berg was decorated Knight of the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. He was awarded the Norwegian Defence Medal 1940–1945 and Haakon VII 70th Anniversary Medal.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Steenstrup, Bjørn, ed. (1973). "Berg, Johan". Hvem er hvem? (in Norwegian). Oslo: Aschehoug. p. 46. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  2. ^ Riste, Olav; Moland, Arnfinn (1997). «Strengt hemmelig» Norsk etterretningsteneste 1945–1970 (in Norwegian). Oslo: Universitetsforlaget. p. 341. ISBN 82-00-12769-9.
  3. ^ "Formenn og redaktører i Norsk Militært Tidsskrift". Norsk Militært Tidsskrift. Retrieved 7 September 2016.