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Rear Admiral Jørgen Berggrav, Royal Norwegian Navy (Ret)


Rear Admiral (Ret) Jorgen Berggrav - Secretary General, Norwegian Reserve Officers Association - Senior Fellow of New Westminster College - http://newwestminstercollege.ca

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Rear Admiral Jørgen Berggrav, Royal Norwegian Navy (Ret)

Rear Admiral Jørgen Berggrav is a Senior Fellow of New Westminster College. He graduated from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy and majored in Naval Science (1973 – 1977), studied Maritime Strategy, Tactics and Naval Warfare at the HMS Dryad Maritime Course (1980 – 1980), qualified for Submarine Command at the Submarine Commander’s Course (1981 – 1981), earned the Master, eq. in the German Command and General Staff Officer Course at Die Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr (1988-1990), and  studied Security Policy, Defence Issues and Political Science at the Forsvarets Høgskole (1995 – 1995).

Rear Admiral Berggrav has a distinguished record of ethical leadership. He retired in December 2011 from a distinguished Naval career with the Royal Norwegian Navy where he retired with the Flag Officer rank of Rear Admiral. He presently serves as Secretary General of the Norwegian Reserve Officers’ Association.

Rear Admiral Berggrav’s professional leadership experience includes:

  • January 2012 – Present: Secretary General at Norwegian Reserve Officers’ Association
  • 2010 – December 2011: Rear Admiral, National Military Representative to SHAPE at NATO
  • January 2008 – June 2010: Rear Admiral at NATO Allied Command Transformation
  • May 2005 – November 2007: Director General (Ekspedisjonssjef/Avdelingssjef) at Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defence
  • June 2003 – May 2007: Commander RHQN at Regional Command North/Landsdelskommando Nord
  • 2000 – 2003: Assistant Chief of Staff, Plans and Policy at Norwegian Defence Staff
  • August 1999 – July 2000: Chief of Personnel and Education at Royal Norwegian Navy, Navy Staff
  • 1996 – 1999: Defence Attache at Royal Norwegian Embassy, Helsinki, Finland

As a Senior Fellow of New Westminster College, Rear Admiral Jørgen Berggrav is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.


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