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Major General Yvon Langel

Commander Territorial Division 1

Yvon Langel


Major General Langel commands Territorial Division 1. He is responsible for civil affairs support in exceptional situations and is directly accountable to the Chief of Joint Operations Command. The Territorial Division 1 comprises the cantons of Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Jura, Neuenburg, Vaud and the Valais. The Commander Territorial Division 1 is in charge of one command support battalion, five infantry battalions, one engineer battalion and one rescue battalion.

2018 Major General, Commander Territorial Division 1
2014 Commander Armoured Brigade 1
2012 Brigadier General, Chief of Land Forces Staff
2004 General Staff Officer assigned to the commander of a territorial region
2001 Colonel General Staff, chief of staff, armoured brigade
2000 Lieutenant Colonel General Staff, chief instructor, armoured brigade staff
1996 Major General Staff, commander of an armoured brigade staff battalion
1993 Captain General Staff, staff officer, mechanised division
2009 Chief Land Forces Planning
2005 Chief Projects and Specialist Fields, and Deputy Chief Land Forces Planning
Commander Task Force SUMA
2004 Chief of Operational Procedures, and Deputy Chief Land Forces Planning, Projects and Testing
2001 Commander reconnaissance NCO and recruit school
1999 Planning of “Armed Forces XXI“
1997 General staff officer mechanised forces planning directorate
1996 Class instructor in armoured corps and mechanised infantry officers school
1995 Staff College, Camberley, Great Britain
1987 MilitärakademieMilitary academy
Instructor officer armoured corps


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Office: Cdmt Div Ter 1
Place de la Navigation 4
CH-1110 Morges 1
+41 58 469 62 20



Cdmt Div Ter 1
Place de la Navigation 4
CH-1110 Morges 1