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Northern Military Area
Norra militärområdet
Heraldic arms
Active 1993–2000
Country  Sweden
Allegiance Swedish Armed Forces
Branch Multi (Sea, Air and Land)
Type Military area
Role Operational, territorial and tactical operations
Garrison/HQ Boden
Colors Blue and white
March "Norrlandsfärger" (Widkvist)[note 1]

Northern Military Area (Swedish language: Norra militärområdet , Milo N) was a Swedish military area, a command of the Swedish Armed Forces that had operational control over Northern Sweden, for most time of its existence corresponding to the area covered by the counties of Västernorrland, Jämtland, Västerbotten and Norrbotten. The headquarters of Milo N were located in Boden.

History[edit | edit source]

Milo N was created in 1993 when the number of military areas of Sweden was decreased to three, and as a consequence of that, the Upper Norrland Military Area (Milo ÖN) was merged with the Lower Norrland Military Area (Milo NN), except Gävleborg County, to create this new military area. In 2000, these last three military areas 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 Northern Military Area Staff 1994–2000. It was also used by the Northern Military District Staff (Norra militärdistriktsstaben, MD N) 2000–2005 and the Northern Military Region (Norra militärregionen, MR N) 2018–present. Blazon: "Azure, the provincial badge of Västerbotten, a reindeer courant, armed gules, followed by a mullet, both argent. The shield surmounted an erect sword or."[2]

Medals[edit | edit source]

In 2000, the Norra militärområdesstabens (MilostabN) minnesmedalj ("Northern Military Area Staff (MilostabN) Commemorative Medal") in silver (MiloN SMM) of the 8th size was established. The medal is oval in shape and the medal ribbon is of white moiré with blue edges and a blue stripe on each side.[3]

Commanding officers[edit | edit source]

Military commanders[edit | edit source]

  • 1993–1996: Curt Sjöö
  • 1996–1998: Lars G. Persson
  • 1998–2000: Mertil Melin

Chiefs of Staff[edit | edit source]

  • 1993–1995: Tomas Warming
  • 1995–1996: ???
  • 1996–1996: Lars G. Persson
  • 1996–1998: Kjell Nilsson
  • 1998–2000: Lars Frisk

Names, designations and locations[edit | edit source]

Name Translation From To
Norra militärområdet Northern Military Area 1993-07-01 2000-06-30
Avvecklingsorganisation Decommissioning Organisation 2000-07-01 2001-03-31
Designation From To
Milo N 1993-07-01 2000-06-30
Location From To
Boden Garrison 1993-07-01 2001-03-31

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Footnotes[edit | edit source]

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

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