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Swiss Armed Forces

Chief of the Armed Forces

As Chief of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant General André Blattmann is responsible for command and control of the armed forces and their development. He directs the Land Forces and the Air Force, the Armed Forces College, the Logistics Organisation, the Command Support Organisation as well as the Armed Forces Staff and the Armed Forces Joint Staff.

 


Curriculum vitae of Lieutenant General André Blattmann

Surname and first name
Blattmann André

Born 6 March 1956 in Richterswil ZH
Married to Dora Blattmann-Schwendimann

Education

  • 2001 - 2003 Executive MBA, University of Zurich
  • 1985/1987 Military Academy at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich
  • 1980 - 1983 HWV College for Economics and Business Administration Zurich
  • 1972 - 1975 Commercial apprenticeship in Wetzikon
  • 1963 - 1972 Primary and secondary school (Wetzikon/Hinwil)

Vocational career

  • Since 01.03.2009 Chief of the Armed Forces
  • Since 20.08.2008 Chief of the Armed Forces ad interim
  • 01.01.2008 Deputy Chief of the Armed Forces
  • 2006 - 2007 Assigned Senior Staff Officer of the CAF
  • 2004 - 2005 Commandant of the Armed Forces Commander and Staff Officer School, Lucerne
  • 2001 - 2003 Chief of Staff Field Army Corps 4, Zurich
  • 1999 - 2000 Commander of the STINGER schools and courses in Payerne
  • 1997 - 1998 Commander of STINGER courses in Payerne
  • 1993 - 1996 Commander of STINGER conversion courses
  • 1989 - 1992 Deputy project manager STINGER
  • 1984/1986/1988 Company instructor small-calibre AAA recruit schools Payerne/Grandvillard
  • 1976 - 1980 UBS Genf/Wetzikon; UBS Bank and Management School, Zurich

Militia assignments

  • 1998 - 2000 COS, Field Div 6
  • 1997 DOS Logistics, Staff Field Div 6
  • 1992 - 1996 Cdr Small-calibre AAA Bn 6
  • 1989 - 1991 Staff officer, Staff Field Div 6
  • 1985 - 1988 Cdr Mob Small-calibre AAA Btry II/6 (20 mm btry)

Hobbies

  • Economics
  • Sports (tennis, jogging)

 

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    Lieutenant General André Blattmann - Chief of the Armed Forces
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