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Lieutenant General Thomas Süssli

Chief of the Armed Forces

Thoms Süssli


Lieutenant General Sussli is responsible for the leadership and the development of the Swiss Armed Forces. He heads the Department’s defence sector and is directly subordinate to the head of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS), Federal Councillor Viola Amherd. Under his command as Chief of the Armed Forces are the Armed Forces Staff, Joint Operations Command, the Armed Forces Logistics Organisation, the Command Support Organisation and the Training and Education Command.

2020 Lieutenant General, Chief of the Armed Forces
2018 Major General, Head of Armed Forces Command Support Organisation
2015 Brigadier General, commander logistics brigade
2012 Colonel GS, deputy commander logistics brigade
2008 Deputy chief of staff in logistics brigade staff
2004 Lieutenant colonel GS, commander hospital battalion
2000 Major GS, General Staff officer in staff of territorial division
1995 Captain, commander mobile hospital company
2015 Accession to career officers’ corps
2014 CEO, Vontobel Financial Products, Singapore
2011 Director, head of Investment Advisory International, Credit Suisse AG
2008 Executive director, head of processing management,
Bank Vontobel AG
2001 COO and co-owner, head of product management, IFBS AG
1989 Director, global head of collateral trading IT, UBS AG
1989 Officer/head of laboratory, UN mission UNTAG Namibia



Office: Federal Palace East Wing
CH - 3003 Bern