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Brigadier General Peter Sonneby


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BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Brigadier General Peter Sonneby, Danish Air Force

Brigadier General Peter Sonneby a Senior Fellow of New Westminster College.  He has a distinguished record of ethical leadership and joined the Danish Air Force in 1975. After graduation from the Danish Air Force Academy and follow-on HAWK air defence missile training in the United States in 1981, he served for the next seven years in a variety of junior officer posts in Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) Squadron 541 and HAWK Wing West.

Brigadier General Sonneby attended the Advanced Staff Course at the Royal Air Force Staff College in Bracknell, UK, from 1988 to 1989. Upon completion and a PSC, he assumed command of SAM Squadron 531. From 1992 to 1995, he served on the staff of HQ Chief of Defence Denmark, first as the Staff Officer in the Alert and Exercise Branch, then as the Military Assistant to the Chief of the Defence Staff, and finally as the Branch Head for the NATO Infrastructure Development Section. After completing these staff tours, he assumed the post of Department Head for Political Science and Strategy at the Royal Danish Defence College. I attended the NATO Defence College, Course 97/1, in 1997.

In 1998, Brigadier General Sonneby had his first NATO assignment, being posted to HQ Allied Forces Central Europe (now Joint Force Command Brunssum) as the Executive Officer for Staff Operations in the Command Group. This assignment was followed in 2001 by a tour as Chief of Personnel Policy in HQ Chief of Defence Command Denmark and as Chief of Pay and Administration at the Danish Defence Personnel Organization. In 2006, he was assigned to SHAPE for duty as the Deputy Director of Staff.

From March 2010 to June 2013, Brigadier General Sonneby served as the Commander of NATO’s Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre (JALLC) in Lisbon, Portugal. In June 2013, he received orders to assume his current position of Deputy ACOS J5 in Headquarters Joint Force Command Brunssum in The Netherlands.

As a Senior Fellow of New Westminster College, Brigadier General Peter Sonneby is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and ethical leadership, and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.