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Deputy Commander

Brigadier General Laurent Michaud

Year of birth: 1965

Academic qualifications: BA of science (ampelology), University of Dijon, France
MAS in intercultural communication, University of Lugano

Current function
Brigadier General Michaud is the Deputy Commander of the Kosovo Force. KFOR contributes to a safe and secure environment, provides support, coordinates the international humanitarian effort and civil presence and supports the development of a stable, democratic, multi-ethnic and peaceful Kosovo. As the DCOM KFOR, he reports directly to the Kosovo Force Commander (COM KFOR).
The DCOM KFOR serves as Senior Adviser and provides executive assistance to COM KFOR. He takes command of the KFOR and acts on the political level when delegated by COM KFOR. In addition, as directed by COM KFOR, he performs additional duties.

Military career
1986 Reserve: Grenadier officer, Lieutenant
1991 Career officer at grenadier schools
        Reserve: Commander motorised rifle company, 1st Lieutenant
1993 Career officer at grenadier schools
        Reserve: Commander motorised grenadier company, Captain
1996 Career officer at grenadier schools
       Reserve: Chief operations in field division staff; assistant chief of staff operations, Major GS
1998 Member of coordination team for the Armed Forces XXI project
       Reserve: Chief of staff of Swiss Raid Commando
2000 Member of coordination team for the Armed Forces XXI project
      Reserve: Commander infantry battalion, Lieutenant colonel GS
2001 Chief of staff in 'Chief of Training Land Forces' project
       Reserve: Commander infantry battalion
2002 Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, USA
       Reserve: Commander infantry battalion
2003 Officer school, Grenadier class teacher
       Reserve: Commander infantry battalion
2004 Staff officer assigned to the Commander Land Forces
       Reserve: Chief of armed forces staff SOF section
2006 Commander Grenadier Schools Command, Colonel GS
       Reserve: Chief of armed forces staff SOF section
2011 Commander Grenadier and Parascout Schools Command
2012 Commander Special Forces Command
2014 Chief of Staff / Deputy Chief Armed Forces Joint Staff, Brigadier General
2018 Chief of Staff Joint Operations Command
2019 Senior Staff Officer assigned to the Chief of the Armed Forces, Armed Forces Staff
2019 Deputy Commander Kosovo Force KFOR


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