1974, Infantry Officer Candidate School; 1978, Norwegian Military Academy; 1987, Norwegian Army Staff College; 1990, Ecole Supérieure de Guerre Interarmées, France.1978-85, Platoon Commander and Coy XO; 1982-85, Infantry Company Commander; 1985-88, Staff Officer, 6th Division; 1988-89, Military Assistant Commander, Multinational Force and Observers in Sinai, Egypt; 1991-95, G-3 Land Command, North Norway; 1995-96, Chief of Staff, Nordic/Polish Brigade, SFOR, Bosnia; 1996-99, Commandant, Norwegian Military Academy; 1999-2000, Commander, Nordic/Polish Brigade, IFOR, Bosnia; 2000-03, Director, Public Affairs, Defence Command, Norway; 2003-04, Commanding General, 6th Division; 2004-06, Commanding General, Norwegian Army Forces Command. 2006-09, Deputy Secretary-General, Norwegian Ministry of Defence. Since 2010, Director, Norwegian Intelligence Service. Member of the Council, Norwegian Institute of Military Studies. Currently Spesial Advisor to DNB Bank Group Management on Geopolitivs and Strategy. Founder and CEO Kjell Grandhagen Staretgic Consulting Board member Canica AS Recipient: Royal Order of St Olav, Military Cross of Honour, Norwegian Defence Medal with Laurels; Norwegian Defence Medal; Military Service Medal; Armed Forces International Service Medal; Commander of The United States Legion of Merit; Officier de l' Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur (France); Grosse Verdienstkreutz der Bundeswehr (Germany); Ordre de la Couronne (Belgium); Royal Order of Merit (Jordan); NATO Medal; Multinational Force and Observers’ Medal; Honorary Medal, Riflemen’s Association; Honorary Medal, UN Veterans’ Association.