|Gijs Pepijn Tuinman|
|Born||15 November 1979(age 42)|
|Place of birth||Heerlen|
|Service/branch||Royal Netherlands Army|
|Years of service||1998–2012, 2013–present|
Military William Order, Knight 4th class
Life[edit | edit source]
Gijs Tuinman was born in 1979 in Heerlen, where he attended the Bernadinus from 1992 to 1998. In 1998 he went to the Royal Military Academy in Breda. In 2001 he became a platoon commander in the Korps Commandotroepen to be. By 2009, he had been on at least five deployments to Afghanistan, several to Africa and other missions. On 7 October 2009, for a mission in 2006, he was awarded the Bronze Lion, the second highest military decoration awarded by Queen Beatrix
Military William Order[edit | edit source]
On 4 December 2014 at The Binnenhof in The Hague, King Willem-Alexander created Tuinman a Knight of the Military William Order, fourth class. The King referred to Tuinman and Epke Zonderland in his Christmas speech in 2014.
Decorations[edit | edit source]
- Knight 4th class of the Military William Order (R.M.W.O.)
- Bronze Lion
- Commemorative Medal Peacekeeping Operations
- Four Day Marches Cross
- NATO Medal
References[edit | edit source]
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- Gijs Tuinman, held tegen wil en dank, de Volkskrant, 20 oktober 2014.
- Bescheiden maar doeltreffend, Defensiekrant, 24 oktober 2014.
- Onderscheidingen aan Nederlanders voor deelnames aan internationale Vredesoperaties, Onderscheidingen.nl. Bezocht op 31 oktober 2014.
- Curriculum vitae majoor Gijs Tuinman, defensie.nl
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