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The Chief of Defence (French language: Chef d’Etat-Major) is a position in the military of Luxembourg and head of the Luxembourg Army. Luxembourg's Chief of Defence is the professional head of the armed forces, and in charge of the day-to-day operation. The current Chief of Defence is Gaston Reinig.

He is formally subordinate to the Grand Duke, whom the Constitution names as the commander-in-chief,[1] but answers to the Minister for Defence in the civilian government.[2]

List of Chiefs of Defence[]

Chief of Defence Rank Start End
Michel Mayer Colonel 15 July 1967 9 October 1972
Pierre Dauffenbach Colonel 9 October 1972 4 February 1976
Jean Betz Colonel 4 February 1976 9 March 1980
François Welfring Colonel 9 March 1980 13 May 1984
Nicolas Ley Colonel 13 May 1984 21 February 1988
Armand Bruck Colonel 21 February 1988 4 November 1994
Michel Gretsch Colonel 4 November 1994 2 July 1998
Guy Lenz Colonel 2 July 1998 28 January 2002
Nico Ries Colonel 28 January 2002 15 January 2008
Gaston Reinig General 15 January 2008 1 February 2013
Mario Daubenfeld General 1 February 2013 Incumbent
Source: Army of Luxembourg

Footnotes[]

  1. (French) "Une monarchie constitutionnelle". Service Information et Presse. http://www.gouvernement.lu/dossiers/famille_grand_ducale/monarchieconstit/index.html. Retrieved 26 November 2010. 
  2. (French) "Organigramme". Army of Luxembourg. http://www.armee.lu/organisation/organigramme/. Retrieved 26 November 2010. 

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