Vincent Desportes

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Vincent Desportes
Vincent Desportes salon du livre 2012.jpg
Vincent Desportes in March 2012
Born ( 1953 -02-24) 24 February 1953 (age 64)
Rennes, France
Allegiance France
Service/branch French Army
Years of service 1972 - 2010
Rank Général de division
Commands held

Light armoured squadron, 1er régiment de spahis (1981-1983)
501st-503rd Tank Regiment (1996-1998)
Centre de doctrine et d'emploi des forces (2005-2008)

Collège interarmées de défense (2008)
Awards

Officer of the Legion of Honour
Officer of the National Order of Merit
Knight of the Order of Arts and Literature Badge of Honour of the Bundeswehr (Germany) Officer of the Legion of Merit (USA)

Meritorious Service Medal (USA)

Vincent Desportes (born 24 February 1953) is a retired French Army general and military theorist.

Desportes graduated from the École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr, specialising in armour warfare. He also holds an engineer's degree, a diplôme d'études approfondies in sociology, a MBA, and graduated from the U.S. Army War College.

He was Military attaché in the French embassy in the USA, aid to the General secretary for national defence, and director of the Centre de doctrine et d'emploi des forces.

Along with Jean-Francois Phelizon, Desportes is co-director of the "Stratégies & Doctrines" collection of Economica editions.

Desportes headed the Collège interarmées de défense in 2008-2010.

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