General Peter Bartram
4 May 1961 |
|Service/branch||Royal Danish Army|
|Years of service||1981 – 2017|
|Commands held||Chief of Defence (Denmark)|
|Awards||Grand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog
25 Years Good Service Medal
Bartram was appointed as Danish Chief of Defence on 20 March 2012 after passing tests promoting him from Brigadier general to General. 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". 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
Awards and Decorations
General Peter Bartram has been awarded several medals including
|Commander 1. class of the Order of Dannebrog|
|The Civil Defense Long Service Medal|
|25 Years of Good Service|
|Badge of Honor of the League of Civil Defense|
|Defence Medal for International Service 1948 - 2009|
|French Defence medal in Gold|
|The Polish Army Medal in Bronze|
|NATO Medal for KFOR|
|The Nordic Blue Berets Medal of Honour|
- Official CV on the site of the Danish Ministry of Defense
- Ritzau. "Chief of Defence Stopping: I'm ready for a career change". tv2-dk (in Danish). TV2. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
- Nielsen, Michael Korsgaard (9 January 2017). "A Real General Takes over After The Panzer General". Business.dk (in Danish). Berlingske Media. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
- "Chief of Defence Biography" (PDF). Forsvaret. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
Bjørn Bisserup (acting)
|Chief of Defence