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BG Anders Persson. Photo: Swedish Armed Forces

Brigadier General Anders Persson appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor for the Swedish Defence University

The Swedish Defence University's Vice-Chancellor has appointed Brigadier General Anders Persson Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and thus the highest ranking military officer at the University. Persson will take up his position in August, leaving his current position as Deputy Commander of the Swedish Air Force.

– I sincerely welcome Anders Persson to the Swedish Defence University. I very much look forward to us working together to continue the important task of continously develop our education, says Vice-Chancellor Robert Egnell.

Anders Persson started his military career in the army reserves (artillery) and then went on to become an air force pilot in the Swedish Air Force. Among other positions, Persson has worked at the Planning Section at the Strategy Department at Swedish Armed Forces' Headquarters, been head of the Air Combat School, Defence Attaché at the Swedish Embassy in Berlin and a military teacher at the Swedish Defence University.

Interested in education and development

– I very much look forward to once more working for the Swedish Defence University. Education and development has always been a great interest of mine and the possibility of finding common paths where 1 + 1 becomes three, says Anders Persson.

Anders Persson succeeds Brigadier General Fredrik Ståhlberg who, 1 August 2022, is starting a new position at the Swedish Armed Forces as Deputy Head of HR and Education.

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Published 2022-08-10 Updated 2022-08-22