Ewa Skoog Haslum

Rear Admiral Ewa Ann-Sofi Skoog Haslum née Skoog (born 26 March 1968) is a Swedish Navy officer. She currently serves as Chief of Navy.

Ewa Skoog Haslum
Birth nameEwa Ann-Sofi Skoog
Born (1968-03-26) 26 March 1968 (age 52)
Hov, Kristianstad County, Sweden
AllegianceSweden
Service/branchSwedish Navy
Years of service1990–present
RankRear admiral
Commands heldHSwMS Sundsvall
4th Naval Warfare Flotilla
Chief of Navy
Battles/wars2006 Lebanon War

CareerEdit

Skoog was born on 26 March 1968 in Hov Parish, Kristianstad County, Sweden[1], and she grew up in Torekov.[2] Skoog Haslum began her career in 1987 as a conscript enlisted radio telegraphist on board HSwMS Stockholm.[3] She was commissioned as a naval officer in the 2nd Surface Warfare Flotilla (Andra ytstridsflottiljen) in 1990 with the rank of acting sub-lieutenant (fänrik). She was promoted to sub-lieutenant (löjtnant) there in 1993.[4] From 1994 to 1995, she served as an artillery officer/observer on HSwMS Gävle (K22). At this time, she also served as a steering officer and "kept watch together with Anders Olovsson, her future Deputy Chief of Navy.[5] Skoog Haslum was promoted to ieutenant (kapten) in 1995.[6] From 1997 to 1998, she served as a teacher at the Tactical Command School (Ledningsstridsskolan) at Berga Naval Base.[5]

Skoog Haslum's first position outside the navy was from 2001 to 2003 when she served in the Future Planning Department (Perspektivplaneringen, PerP) at the Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters in Stockholm. She served as captain of the corvette HSwMS Sundsvall from 2006 to 2008.[5] For almost 6 months in 2007, she captained HSwMS Sundsvall in the UNIFIL Maritime Task Force (MTF) and patrolled the coast of Lebanon, to stop gun smugglers and terrorists, and to ensure aid deliveries reach Beirut, and not be cut off by pirates.[7][8] From 2008 to 2010, she attended the Management Program of the Swedish National Defence College and from 2010 to 2011 she was assigned to the Maritime Component Command at the Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters.[5] From 2010 to 2017, Skoog Haslum served one month a year as Aide-de-camp to Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden.[2]

She was commanding officer of the 4th Naval Warfare Flotilla from 2014 to 2016[5] and she was then employed by the Swedish Defence University from 1 December 2016 and became the new vice-chancellor of the university in early 2017. She then came together with the chancellor to lead the Swedish Defence University's development of education, not least with regard to future officer training. The vice-chancellor is the Swedish Defence University's highest military representative and advises the chancellor. The vice-chancellor has an important role in the development of the university and is also responsible for collaboration with foreign defense colleges and other international partners in the military field. The vice-chancellor also acts as exercise leader in major exercises. In conjunction with the appointment, Skoog Haslum was promoted to rear admiral (lower half).[3]

On 11 December 2019, Skoog Haslum was appointed Chief of Navy[9] and she took office on 21 January 2020. She was at the same time promoted to rear admiral.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Skoog Haslum is married and has two sons.[7]

Dates of rankEdit

  • 1990 – Acting Sub-Lieutenant (Fänrik)
  • 1993 – Sub-Lieutenant (Löjtnant)
  • 1995 – Lieutenant (Kapten)
  • 2001 – Lieutenant Commander (Örlogskapten)
  • 2010 – Commander (Kommendörkapten)
  • 2014 – Captain (Kommendör)
  • 2016 – Rear admiral (lower half) (Flottiljamiral)
  • 2020 – Rear admiral

Awardsand decorationsEdit

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sveriges befolkning 1980 (in Swedish). Stockholm: Sveriges släktforskarförb. 2004. ISBN 91-87676-37-0. SELIBR 9632925.
  2. ^ a b Andersson, Jan (7 January 2017). "Hon bryter ny militär mark". Helsingborgs Dagblad (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Ewa Skoog Haslum ny vicerektor vid Försvarshögskolan" (in Swedish). Stockholm: Swedish Armed Forces. 11 November 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  4. ^ Försvarsmaktens rulla. 1995 (in Swedish). Stockholm: Högkvarteret, Försvarsmakten. 1995. p. 445. SELIBR 4343056.
  5. ^ a b c d e Lundqvist Rådmark, Henrik (2020). "EWA SKOOG HASLUMS MILSTOLPAR" (PDF). Försvarets forum: personaltidning för fast anställda och reservofficerare i svenska försvarsmakten (in Swedish). Stockholm: Försvarets forum (1): 24. SELIBR 4109339.
  6. ^ Försvarsmaktens. 1999 (in Swedish). Stockholm. 1999. p. 406. SELIBR 21443548.
  7. ^ a b Neuman, Ricki (2007-12-02). "Kapten på allvar". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  8. ^ "HMS Sundsvall i FN-insats". Sundsvalls Tidning (in Swedish). 23 March 2007. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Ewa Skoog Haslum blir ny marinchef" (in Swedish). Swedish Armed Forces. 11 December 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  10. ^ "PÅ NY POST" (PDF). Försvarets forum: personaltidning för fast anställda och reservofficerare i svenska försvarsmakten (in Swedish). Stockholm: Försvarets forum (1): 8. 2020. SELIBR 4109339.
  11. ^ "Medaljförläningar" (in Swedish). Royal Court of Sweden. 28 January 2015. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  12. ^ "Nya ledamöter i akademien" (in Swedish). Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
Military offices
Preceded by
Jonas Wikström
4th Naval Warfare Flotilla
2014–2016
Succeeded by
Fredrik Palmquist
Preceded by
Jens Nykvist
Chief of Navy
2020–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent