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Deputy Chief of Staff - Operations

Major General Frédéric Boucher

Major General Frédéric Boucher assumed the position as Deputy Chief of Staff Operations in August 2021.

MGen Frédéric Boucher graduated from Saint Cyr Officer Academy in 1986. He completed role-specific training at the Engineer Branch school in Angers. From 1987 until 1995 he served at regimental duty as Platoon Leader, then Company Commander, in the 4th Engineer Regiment of La Valbonne. After graduating from the Cours supérieur d'état-major (CSEM) and the Collège interarmées de défense (CID) he was appointed Commanding Officer of the 2nd Foreign Legion Engineer Regiment of Saint-Christol from 2005 until 2007.

MGen Boucher has completed several headquarters assignments at various levels. He was Chief of Staff in the 27th Mountain Infantry Brigade from 2007 to 2010. In 2011, he was assigned as Project Manager for operational studies in 3rd Force Headquarters (EMF 3) in Marseille and was Deputy Commander General of Operations there from 2015 to 2016. Promoted Brigadier General in July 2016, he was assigned to the Military School in Paris as Director of the Center for Advanced Military Studies until 2018. He then returned to Marseille as the Deputy Commander General of the 3rd Division where he served until his appointment at JFCNP.

MG Boucher has operational experience in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Afghanistan.
He deployed in Former Yugoslavia in 1992 as Company Commander and in 2000 as Chief of Operations for the Multinational South-East Division (DMNSE). He deployed to Afghanistan as Chief of Staff of the La Fayette Task Force in 2009, then again in 2012 as Deputy Commander. He then deployed to Mali in 2013 as Chief of Staff of Operation SERVAL's Joint Theater Command Headquarters (PCIAT). In 2019 he had a one-year deployment to Lebanon as UNFIL Chief of Staff.

MGen Boucher is an officer of the Légion d'honneur, commander of the Ordre National du Mérite and awarded with the Croix de la Valeur Militaire (two citations). He assumed the position as Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Allied Joint Force Command Naples, in August 2021.

MG Boucher is from Limoges (France). Married to Véronique, they have six children.


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