Chief of Defence (Luxembourg)

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The Chief of Defence (French: Chef d’Etat-Major) is a position in the military of Luxembourg and head of the Luxembourg Army. The Chief of Defence is the professional head of the armed forces, and in charge of the day-to-day operation. The current Chief of Defence is Alain Duschène.

He is formally subordinate to the Grand Duke, whom the Constitution names as the commander-in-chief,[1] but answers to the Minister for Defence in the civilian government.[2]

List of Chiefs of Defence

Chief of Defence Took office Left office Time in office
1
Michel Mayer
Mayer, MichelColonel
Michel Mayer
15 July 1967 9 October 1972 5 years, 86 days
2
Pierre Dauffenbach
Dauffenbach, PierreColonel
Pierre Dauffenbach
9 October 1972 4 February 1976 3 years, 118 days
3
Jean Betz
Betz, JeanColonel
Jean Betz
4 February 1976 9 March 1980 4 years, 34 days
4
François Welfring
Welfring, FrançoisColonel
François Welfring
9 March 1980 13 May 1984 4 years, 65 days
5
Nicolas Ley
Ley, NicolasColonel
Nicolas Ley
13 May 1984 21 February 1988 3 years, 284 days
6
Armand Bruck
Bruck, ArmandColonel
Armand Bruck
21 February 1988 4 November 1994 6 years, 256 days
7
Michel Gretsch
Gretsch, MichelColonel
Michel Gretsch
4 November 1994 2 July 1998 3 years, 240 days
8
Guy Lenz
Lenz, GuyColonel
Guy Lenz
(born 1946)
2 July 1998 28 January 2002 3 years, 210 days
9
Nico Ries
Ries, NicoColonel
Nico Ries
(born 1953)
28 January 2002 15 January 2008 5 years, 352 days
10
Gaston Reinig
Reinig, GastonBrigadier General
Gaston Reinig
(born 1956)
15 January 2008 1 February 2013 5 years, 17 days
11
Mario Daubenfeld
Daubenfeld, MarioBrigadier General
Mario Daubenfeld
(born 1958)
1 February 2013 1 December 2014 1 year, 303 days
12
Romain Mancinelli
Mancinelli, RomainBrigadier General
Romain Mancinelli
(born 1959)
1 December 2014 29 September 2017 2 years, 302 days
13
Alain Duschène
Duschène, AlainBrigadier General
Alain Duschène
(born 1960)
29 September 2017 Incumbent 292 days

Source: Army of Luxembourg

Footnotes

  1. ^ "Une monarchie constitutionnelle" (in French). Service Information et Presse. Retrieved 26 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Organigramme" (in French). Army of Luxembourg. Retrieved 26 November 2010. 
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