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Brigadier General Hans-Jakob Reichen

Chief of Staff Joint Operations Command

Hans-Jakob Reichen

Brigadier General Reichen is the Chief of Staff Joint Operations Command. The Joint Operations Command is responsible for the planning and command of all operations and missions of the Swiss armed forces, both in Switzerland and abroad. Brigadier General Reichen reports directly to the Chief of Joint Operations Command.

The Chief of Staff Joint Operations Command is in charge of operational planning, situation monitoring, staff controlling, and post action review at the operational level. The command and control infrastructure of the armed forces, directives on readiness, mobilisation, mission-specific training and the self-protection of the armed forces, are part of his responsibilities. Other main areas include defence crisis management and the defence sector’s military geography information service.

2022 Brigadier General, Chief of Staff Joint Operations Command
2018 Chief of Staff of Territorial Division 1
2016 Colonel GS, Commander of artillery schools
2013 Deputy Chief of Staff Operations in a mechanised brigade
2008 Lieutenant Colonel GS, Commander of an artillery battalion
2004 Major GS, Officer in a mechanised brigade
2021 Deputy Chief of Staff Operative Training / Head of Military Strategic Training  
2020 Commander of the Bière Military Training Unit / Artillery Training Centre  
2016 Commander of artillery schools  
2015 Command and General Staff College US Army (CGSC), Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, USA  
2008 Team leader and head of courses at the Armed Forces College, AFC  
2006 Head of the artillery training division, Artillery Training Unit Command  
2005 Mission de l'Organisation des Nations Unies en République Démocratique du Congo (MONUC)  
2001 Unit instructor in artillery schools  
2000 Diploma from the Military Academy at ETH Zurich  
1997 Entry into the artillery training corps  


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Office address: Papiermühlestrasse 20
CH-3003 Bern