Jens Wenzel Kristoffersen

Jens Wenzel Kristoffersen

Military analyst

Military Career

SEP 2008

APR 2005

JUN 2001

Commander s.g. (NATO posting/OF-4)

 

Commander

 

DEC 1994

Lieutenant Commander

 

NOV 1989

Lieutenant

 

JAN 1986

Lieutenant j.g.

 

JAN 1984

Sub-lieutenant

 

 

National Assignments

2020

University of Copenhagen, Department of Political Science,Centre for Military Studies, Military Analyst

 

2019-2020

Joint Arctic Command, Project officer

 

2015-2016

University of Copenhagen, Department of Political Science, Centre for Military Studies, Military Analyst

 

2014-2015

Defence Command Denmark, Stabilisation & Verification Branch, Desk Officer, Africa

 

2014

Defence Command Denmark, International Co-operation Programmes Branch, acting Branch Head

 

2010-2014

Defence Command Denmark, International Co-operation Programmes Branch, Desk Officer, Africa

 

2008-2009

Defence Command Denmark, International Operation Branch, Staff Officer Maritime Operations

 

2001-2004

Defence Command Denmark, Material Acquisition Branch, Staff Officer, Maritime Acquisitions and Procurement

 

1998-2000

Commander Missile Patrol Vessels, Combat Role, Flyvefisken class and Commander 42 FPB Division and Head of Weapons Department

 

1997-1998

Commander Fast Patrol Boats, Willemoes Class

 

1995-1996

Action Information School, Head of Electronic Warfare section

 

1994-1995

Fast Patrol Boat Mobile Base, Executive officer

 

1989-1993

Fast Patrol Boat Squadron, Navigational and Executive officer

 

1986-1987

Commanding Officer, Environmental Protection vessel

 

1984-1985

Patrol vessel (Greenland), Executive officer

International

Assignments

2016-2017

(Eot. 2020)

Military Assistant to Deputy Chief of Staff Operations,

NATO Allied Maritime Command

 

2004-2008

NATO, Joint Command Lisbon, J3 Operations, Joint Plans, Targeting and ROE

 

2004-2005

NATO, Joint Command Lisbon, J4 Logistics Branch, Ops and Plans

Military / United Nations Education

2012

UN Staff Officers Course (UNSOC), UN Military Experts on Mission, (UNMEM), Specialised as Military Advisor.

 

2006

NATO Conventional Targeting Course, Germany

 

2005

NATO Information Operations Course, Germany

 

2005

NATO Legal Advisors Course, Germany

 

2004

NATO Operational Joint Logistic Planning Course, Germany

 

2004

NATO Cooperative Support Logistics Course, Germany

 

2004

NATO Multinational Joint Logistics Course, Germany

 

2001

Weapon Systems Management Course, Germany

 

2000-2001

Senior Officers General Staff Course, Denmark

 

1997

NATO Maritime Advanced EW Course, England

 

1993-1994

Junior Staff Course, including Tactical division Officers Course, Denmark

 

1987-1989

Naval Academy, Denmark

 

1983-84

Naval Reserve Officers School, Denmark

Civilian Education

2010-2014

Masters of Arts Degree (Cand. Mag) in African Studies

 

2003-2004

NLP Business Practitioner and Coach, Copenhagen (Diploma)

 

1979-1982

Copenhagen Navigation School (Masters Certificate)

Operational

Deployments

2007

NATO Support to African Union Mission in Sudan, Deputy

Senior Military Liaison Officer

National decorations

2009

Badge of Honour for Good Service in the Navy

International decorations

2008

NATO AMIS Medal

 

2007

African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS), Commendable Service

Awards

2001

FREDERIK VI REGLEMENT, Det Krigsvidenskabelige Selskab, Fredrik VIs Reglementudvalgs prize (2001) for RDDC Thesis: "Values and Valuebased Leadership in Danish Defence”

Languages

 

Danish (native), Swedish (conversational), English (fluently), German (conversational), understands some Portuguese and basic Kiswahili.

Publications

2020

 

 

 

2017

Defence and Climate change, Challenges and opportunities for Danish Defence and security policy (In Danish only),

https://cms.polsci.ku.dk/publikationer/forsvar-og-klimaforandringer--udfordringer-og-muligheder-for-dansk-forsvars--og-sikkerhedspolitik

Centre for Military Studies (2017), “In, On or Out of the Loop”, Denmark and Autonomous Weapon systems, co-authored with Dr Gary Schaub, JR, University of Copenhagen, https://cms.polsci.ku.dk/publikationer/in-on-or-out-of-the-loop/

 

2016

Centre for Military Studies (2016), “ NATO’s missilforsvar – helt enkelt, University of Copenhagen, https://cms.polsci.ku.dk/publikationer/natos-missilforsvar---helt-enkelt/

 

2014

Centre for African Studies (CAS) (2014), Master Thesis, “Risk willingness in Danish Stabilisation engagements in Africa”, Accessible through the CAS library on demand. Contact: casbib@teol.ku.dk

Education

Master

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