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Middle Military District
Mellersta militärområdet
Heraldic arms
Active 1991–2000
Country  Sweden
Allegiance Swedish Armed Forces
Branch Multi (Sea, Air and Land)
Type Military district
Role Operational, territorial and tactical operations
Garrison/HQ Strängnäs
March "I parad" (Trobäck)[note 1]

Middle Military District (Swedish language: Mellersta militärområdet , Milo M) was a Swedish military district, a command of the Swedish Armed Forces that had operational control over Middle Sweden, for most time of its existence corresponding to the area covered by the counties of Östergötland, Södermanland, Stockholm, Uppsala, Västmanland, Örebro, Värmland, Kopparberg (now Dalarna County) and Gävleborg. The headquarters of Milo M were located in Strängnäs.

History[edit | edit source]

Milo M was created in 1991 when the number of military districts of Sweden was decreased to five, and as a consequence of that, the Eastern Military District (Milo Ö) was merged with Bergslagen Military District (Milo B) to create this new military district. In 1993, the number of military districts of Sweden was decreased to three, and as a consequence of that, the territory of Gävleborg County formerly part of Lower Norrland Military District (Milo NN), was merged into the military district. In 2000, these last three military districts were disbanded and the command for the whole of Sweden was placed at the Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters, in accordance with the Defence Act of 2000.

Heraldry and traditions[edit | edit source]

Coat of arms[edit | edit source]

The coat of arms of the Middle Military District Staff 1991–2000. It was also used by the Middle Military District Staff (Mellersta militärdistriktsstaben, MD M) 2000–2005. Blazon: "Or, the provincial badge of Södermanland, a griffon segreant sable, armed and langued gules, on a chief azur three open crowns fesswise or. The shield surmounting an erect sword of the last colour."[2]

Medals[edit | edit source]

In 2000, the Mellersta militärområdesstabens (MilostabM) minnesmedalj ("Middle Military District Staff (MilostabM) Commemorative Medal") in silver (MiloMSMM) of the 8th size was established. The medal ribbon is of yellow moiré with a black stripe on each side and a broad red stripe on the middle.[3]

Commanding officers[edit | edit source]

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Names, designations and locations[edit | edit source]

Name Translation From To
Middle Military District Mellersta Military District 1991-07-01 2000-06-30
Avvecklingsorganisation Decommissioning Organisation 2000-07-01 2001-03-31
Designation From To
Milo M 1991-07-01 2000-06-30
Location From To
Strängnäs Garrison 1991-07-01 2001-03-31

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Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. The march was adopted in 1994 and was established on 13 June 1996. It was used by the Middle Military District (Mellersta militärdistriktet) from 2000 to 2005.[1]

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