Peter Bartram

Peter Bartram (4 May 1961 in Aarhus) is a former Danish general and Danish Chief of Defence.[1]

Peter Bartram

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General Peter Bartram
Born (1961-05-04) 4 May 1961 (age 60)
Aarhus, Denmark
Service/branchFlag of Denmark (state).svg Royal Danish Army
Years of service1981 – 2017
Commands heldChief of Defence (Denmark)
AwardsGrand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog
25 Years Good Service Medal
Spouse(s)Juliane Bartram

Bartram was appointed as Danish Chief of Defence on 20 March 2012 after passing tests promoting him from Brigadier general to General.[2] He succeeded Lieutenant General Bjørn Ingemann Bisserup who was acting Chief of Defence after Knud Bartels left the post for Chairman of the NATO Military Committee.

As the Danish Chief of Defence, general Peter Bartram was the military advisor to the Minister of Defence. He was responsible for the organisation, training and operations of the Defence.

On 28 October 2016, Bartram announce he would be leaving the post, to work for a "large Danish company".[3] On 11 January 2017, Bartram left the post as Chief of Defence, and became Vice chairman at JP/Politikens Hus and Vice chairman at Jyllands-Postens Fond[4]

Awards and DecorationsEdit

General Peter Bartram has been awarded several medals including[5]

  Commander 1. class of the Order of Dannebrog
  The Civil Defense Long Service Medal
  25 Years of Good Service
  Badge of Honor of the League of Civil Defense
  Defence Medal for International Service 1948 - 2009
  French Defence medal in Gold
  The Polish Army Medal in Bronze
  NATO Medal for KFOR
  The Nordic Blue Berets Medal of Honour
Other Accoutrements
  Parachutist Badge


  1. ^ Official CV on the site of the Danish Ministry of Defense[permanent dead link]
  2. ^
  3. ^ Ritzau. "Chief of Defence Stopping: I'm ready for a career change". tv2-dk (in Danish). TV2. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  4. ^ Nielsen, Michael Korsgaard (9 January 2017). "A Real General Takes over After The Panzer General". (in Danish). Berlingske Media. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Chief of Defence Biography" (PDF). Forsvaret. Retrieved 5 March 2015.

External linksEdit

Military offices
Preceded by
Bjørn Bisserup (acting)
Chief of Defence
Succeeded by
Bjørn Bisserup