Rob Bauer

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Rob Bauer
Rob Bauer.jpg
Bauer in 2017
Birth nameRobert Peter Bauer
Born (1962-11-11) 11 November 1962 (age 56)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Allegiance Netherlands
Service/branchRoyal Netherlands Navy
Years of service1981–present
RankNl-marine-vloot-luitenant admiraal.svg Lieutenant admiral
Commands heldChief 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.[1] He was Vice Chief of Defence of the Armed forces of the Netherlands from 1 September 2015 until 13 July 2017.[2] After the resignation of Tom Middendorp, he became Chief of Defence.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Maaike and they have three children.


  1. ^ (in Dutch)[1]
  2. ^ (in Dutch) Benoeming nieuwe Commandant der Strijdkrachten,, 24 February 2017.

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