Søren Gade

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Søren Gade
Søren Gade.jpg
Defence Minister of Denmark
In office
24 April 2004 – 23 February 2010
MonarchMargrethe II
Prime MinisterLars Løkke Rasmussen
Preceded bySvend Aage Jensby
Succeeded byGitte Lillelund Bech
Personal details
Born (1963-01-27) 27 January 1963 (age 56)
Holstebro, Denmark
Political partyVenstre (Denmark)
Spouse(s)Helle Buskbjerg Poulsen (dead 2008)
Military service
Allegiance Denmark
Branch/serviceFlag of Denmark (state).svg Royal Danish Army
Years of service1983–present
RankRank insignia of major of the Royal Danish Army.svg Major in the Reserve
UnitJutland Dragoon Regiment

Søren Gade Jensen (born 27 January 1963) is a Danish politician who served as Defence Minister representing the Liberal party, Venstre from 2004 to 2010, when he replaced Svend Aage Jensby. He has been a Liberal member of the Danish Parliament since 2001. Before entering politics, he was a military officer and businessman. In January 2008 he lost his wife after years of cancer.[1]

Gade resigned his position due to a long time conflict with the media after the publishing of an Arabic text, telling the defence's methods in the Afghan war.

Awards and Decorations[edit]

DNK Order of Danebrog Commander BAR.png Commander of the Order of the Dannebrog
FSVreserve25 R.png Reserve Long Service Medal
DK Hjemmevaernets Fortjensttegn Ribbon.png Homeguard Medal of Merit
DK HJV 25-aars tegn Ribbon.png Homeguard 25 Years Service Decoration
RESOFF ASS R.png Badge of Honor of the Reserve Officers Association of Denmark
DKFredsprismedalje Ribbon.png Peace Prize Medal (Denmark)
The Nordic Blue Berets Medal of Honour ribbon.png The Nordic Blue Berets Medal of Honour


  1. ^ [1] Archived March 12, 2007, at the Wayback Machine


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Political offices
Preceded by
Svend Aage Jensby
Defence Minister of Denmark
2004 - 2010
Succeeded by
Gitte Lillelund Bech