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Major General General Marco Schmidlin

Defence Attaché in Washington

Marco Schmidlin

Major General Schmidlin is the defence attaché at the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington. He safeguards Switzerland’s security policy and armed forces interests in the United States of America and in Canada. He is accountable to the Head of International Relations Defence in the Armed Forces Staff.

2023 Major General, Defence Attaché to the United States of America and Canada with residence in Washington
2022 Commandant Command Support Training Unit
2018 Head of Armed Forces Planning and Deputy Head of Armed Forces Staff
2015 Brigadier General, Commander Command Support Brigade 41
2014 Officer assigned to commander in staff of Command Support Brigade 41
2012 Operations chief in territorial region staff
2009 Colonel General Staff, assistant chief of staff strategic-operational staff of Armed Forces Command
2005 Readiness chief of air defence training unit
2002 Lieutenant colonel General Staff, light air defence guided missile battalion commander
2000 Major General Staff, operations chief in field division
1995 Captain, anti-aircraft battery commander
2009 Head of political and military strategy affairs for Armed Forces Command 
2007 Commander for progressive training of senior cadre in air defence training unit
2006 Deputy commander at headquarters for GBAD basic training
2004 Chief of course management in headquarters for GBAD basic training
2001 Head of air defence doctrine and training, Project manager for establishing a ‘foundations, planning, controlling’ cell
2000 Member of Air Force XXI study project
1996 Officer of instruction of an air defence school



Office: Rodtmattstrasse 110
CH-3003 Bern


Rodtmattstrasse 110
CH-3003 Bern