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Sigurd Frisvold (born 5 July 1947) is a Norwegian general who served as Chief of Defence of Norway from 30 April 1999 until 1 April 2005.[1]

Frisvold who hails from Kristiansund has his education from the army. He also has cand.mag. degrees in history, political science and social studies.

Having served as head of Forsvarskommando Sør-Norge (the Southern Norway Defence Command) Frisvold succeeded Arne Solli as Chief of Defence of Norway on 30 April 1999. During his leadership period the armed forces underwent major reorganization and closure of units and camps, as well as introduction of some new administrative measures, including the introduction of Regional Support Function (Norwegian language: Regional støttefunksjon, RSF) and Horisontal Trade (Norwegian language: Horisontal samhandel).

On 10 December 2004 Frisvold announced that he would be resigning of his own volition as Chief of Defence after he had been on sick leave several times the last year. On the same day Sverre Diesen was appointed as his successor, and Diesen took over on 1 April 2005.


Frisvold is the holder of a number of Norwegian and foreign orders and decorations:

He is also a fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences.[2]


Military offices
Preceded by
Arne Solli
Chief of Defence of Norway
Succeeded by
Sverre Diesen

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