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Rear Admiral Gunnstein Bruåsdal

2022SHAPE/DCOS Partnerships Directorate
Rear Admiral
2019 - 22DCOM /Chief of staff, Royal Norwegian Navy
2014 - 18Chief Operations, Economy and Resource Branch, Naval Staff
Captain (N)
2011 - 14Commander Logistic Services, Norwegian Fleet
Commander Senior Grade (SG)
2009 - 11Chief Logistic and Resource Branch, Naval Academy
2005 - 08Staff Officer J4, Joint Command Lisbon - NATO
2002 - 05Norwegian Defence Logistic Organisation, Chief Information Management Department
1999 - 02Naval Supply Agency, Project manager IS / IT systems
1997 - 99Joint Defense Staff, Economy staff – Economy project
Lieutenant Commander
1996 - 97Naval Supply Agency, Chief Logistic Office
Lieutenant Commander
1993 - 96RNoN School Tordenskjold, Instructor

1991 - 93

Naval Supply Agency, Chief Logistic Office
1990 - 91Naval District Rogaland, Chief Purchasing Office

1989 - 9021 FPB Squadron
Sub Lieutenant

Military Education

2021Danish Senior Executive Course, Danish Defence University
2019Senior Executive Course, Norwegian Defence University
2013NATO Defence College, Rome, Italy
2008 - 09Norwegian Joint Staff Command Course
1994Norwegian Logistic Course
1987 - 89Royal Norwegian Naval Academy
1985 - 86Officer Candidate School, Air Force

Civil Education

1998Norwegian School of Economics, masters program within Technology and innovation
1995Norwegian School of Economics, masters program within Strategic management and leadership and technology

Bio / Decorations

Rear Admiral Gunnstein Bruåsdal is from Bergen and was born 18. October 1966. He started his military career in the Airforce in 1985 but converted and graduated from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy in 1989. 1 August 2022 he was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff at Partnership Directorate at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, with the rank of Rear Admiral.

In his early career he served on board various missile torpedo boats as logistic officer for the squadron. He later served in various posts at the naval material command and at the Joint Defence staff. In 2005 he was posted as a staff officer at Joint Command Lisbon within logistics. An opportunity to support all different kinds of missions within the NATO framework at a joint level.

In 2011 he was nominated to the positions as commander Logistic service, at the Royal Norwegian Fleet with the rank of Commander (SG). A position involving afloat logistic support to the entire Fleet. He earned his rank as Captain (N) at the Naval staff in 2014with the responsibility of resources and operations. 1 January 2019 he was selected DCOM/Chief of staff of the Royal Norwegian Navy, a position he held until July 2022.

In his spare time, he enjoys time with the family, hiking and constantly rebuilding his house.

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