Peter Bartram

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Peter Bartram
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General Peter Bartram
Born (1961-05-04) 4 May 1961 (age 55)
Aarhus, Denmark
Allegiance Denmark
Service/branch Flag of Denmark (state).svg Royal Danish Army
Years of service 1981 – 2017
Rank General
Commands held Chief of Defence (Denmark)
Awards Grand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog
25 Years Good Service Medal

Peter Bartram (4 May 1961 in Aarhus) is a former Danish general and Danish Chief of Defence.[1]

Bartram was appointed as Danish Chief of Defence on 20 March 2012 after passing tests promoting him from Brigadier general to General.[2] He succeeded Lieutenant General Bjørn Ingemann Bisserup who was acting Chief of Defence after Knud Bartels left the post for Chairman of the NATO Military Committee.

As the Danish Chief of Defence, general Peter Bartram was the military advisor to the Minister of Defence. He was responsible for the organisation, training and operations of the Defence.

On 28 October 2016, Bartram announce he would be leaving the post, to work for a "large Danish company".[3] On 11 January 2017, Bartram left the post as Chief of Defence, and became Vice chairman at JP/Politikens Hus and Vice chairman at Jyllands-Postens Fond[4]

Awards and Decorations[edit]

General Peter Bartram has been awarded several medals including[5]

DNK Order of Danebrog Commander 1st Degree BAR.png Commander 1. class of the Order of Dannebrog
CFHT25 R.png The Civil Defense Long Service Medal
DK Haederstegn for god tjeneste.png 25 Years of Good Service
BF HT Ribbon.png Badge of Honor of the League of Civil Defense
DK Medal INTOPS R 1948-2009.png Defence Medal for International Service 1948 - 2009
Medaille de la Defense Nationale Or ribbon.svg French Defence medal in Gold
POL Brązowy Medal Wojska Polskiego BAR.svg The Polish Army Medal in Bronze
NATO-medaljen KFOR.svg NATO Medal for KFOR
The Nordic Blue Berets Medal of Honour ribbon.png The Nordic Blue Berets Medal of Honour
Other Accoutrements
Danish Parachutist Badge.png Parachutist Badge


  1. ^ Official CV on the site of the Danish Ministry of Defense
  2. ^
  3. ^ Ritzau. "Chief of Defence Stopping: I'm ready for a career change". tv2-dk (in Danish). TV2. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Nielsen, Michael Korsgaard (9 January 2017). "A Real General Takes over After The Panzer General". (in Danish). Berlingske Media. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Chief of Defence Biography" (PDF). Forsvaret. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Bjørn Bisserup (acting)
Chief of Defence
Succeeded by
Bjørn Bisserup