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Major General Alexander Kohli

Chief of Armed Forces Staff

Alexander Kohli


As Chief of Armed Forces Staff, Major General Kohli manages the most important business interests in the defence sector and is directly accountable to the Chief of the Armed Forces. He is responsible for the operational implementation of the political and military strategic directives and operational instructions.

Working at the interface between politico-strategic and operational-tactical levels, he is in charge of development, planning, resource allocation and steering of the armed forces.

2023 Major General, chief of Armed Forces Staff
2018 Commander Mechanised Brigade 4
2016 Brigadier General, commander infantry brigade
2015 Colonel General Staff, chief of staff of infantry brigade
2009 Assistant chief of staff operations in infantry brigade staff
2004 Lieutenant colonel General Staff, reconnaissance company commander
2000 Major General Staff, GS officer in mountain division and then in armoured brigade staff
1996 Captain, reconnaissance company commander
2016 Commander of an Infantry Brigade (part time)
2016 Self-employed consultant
2001 Head of Division for overall planning and development, co-owner Engineering Company
1998 Head of Division for Geo Information, Engineering Company
1995 Research associate, Laboratory of Hydraulics, ETH Zurich
1993 Case manager for planning, access constructions and hydraulic engineering, Engineering Company



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