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Lieutenant General Laurent Michaud

Chief of Joint Operations Command

Laurent Michaud


Lieutenant General Michaud heads the Joint Operations Command, which continuously anticipates potential developments and guarantees the armed forces’ readiness appropriate to the situation. He is responsible for planning and commanding all operations and missions of the armed forces, and for the basic and operational readiness of his subordinate staffs and units. As a member of Armed Forces Command, he is directly accountable to the Chief of the Armed Forces.

The Military Intelligence Service/Armed Forces Preventive Protection Service, one mechanised division (Land Forces), four territorial divisions, the Military Police Command, the Air Force, the Armed Forces International Command SWISSINT and the Special Forces Command are all assigned to Lieutenant General Michaud, the Chief of Joint Operations Command.

2021 Chief of Joint Operations Command, Lieutenant General
2019 Deputy Commander Kosovo Force KFOR
2018 Chief of Staff Joint Operations Command
2014 Chief of Staff / Deputy Chief Armed Forces Joint Staff, Brigadier General
2012 Commander Special Forces Command
2011 Commander Grenadier and Parascout Schools Command
2006 Commander Grenadier Schools Command, Colonel GS
  Reserve: Chief of armed forces staff SOF section
2004 Staff officer assigned to the Commander Land Forces
  Reserve: Chief of armed forces staff SOF section
2003 Officer school, Grenadier class teacher 
  Reserve: Commander infantry battalion
2002 Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, USA
  Reserve: Commander infantry battalion
2001 Chief of staff in 'Chief of Training Land Forces' project
  Reserve: Commander infantry battalion
2000 Member of coordination team for the Armed Forces XXI project
  Reserve: Commander infantry battalion, Lieutenant colonel GS
1998 Member of coordination team for the Armed Forces XXI project
  Reserve: Chief of staff of Swiss Raid Commando
1996 Career officer at grenadier schools 
  Reserve: Chief operations in field division staff; assistant chief of staff operations, Major GS
1993 Career officer at grenadier schools 
  Reserve: Commander motorised grenadier company, Captain
1991 Career officer at grenadier schools 
  Reserve: Commander motorised rifle company, 1st Lieutenant

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Office: Papiermühlestrasse 20
CH-3003 Bern