Bauer in 2017
|Birth name||Robert Peter Bauer|
|Born||11 November 1962|
|Service/||Royal Netherlands Navy|
|Years of service||1981–present|
|Commands held||Chief of Defense|
Vice Chief of Defence
HNLMS Johan de Witt
HNLMS De Ruyter
Robert Peter "Rob" Bauer (born 11 November 1962) is a lieutenant admiral in the Royal Netherlands Navy serving as Chief of Defence (Dutch: Commandant der Strijdkrachten) since 5 October 2017. He was Vice Chief of Defence of the Armed forces of the Netherlands from 1 September 2015 until 13 July 2017. After the resignation of Tom Middendorp, he became Chief of Defence.
He is married to Maaike and they have three children.
- Chief of Defence (in English)
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