Chief of Navy (Sweden)

Chief of Navy (Swedish: Marinchef, MC) is the most senior appointment in the Swedish Navy. The position Chief of Navy was introduced in 1936 and the current form in 2014.

Chief of Navy
Marinchef
Command sign of the Swedish Navy commander
Command flag of the Chief of Navy.
Incumbent
Rear admiral Jens Nykvist

since 4 May 2016
Swedish Navy
Reports toThe Chief of Swedish Armed Forces Training and Development[1]
SeatLidingövägen 24, Stockholm, Sweden
NominatorMinister for Defence
AppointerThe Government
Formation1936
First holderCharles de Champs

History

Until 1936 the Swedish monarch was the Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces and had formally maintained the Chief of the Navy position together with the Chief of the Military Office of the Minister for Defence (Försvarets kommandoexpedition) in the Defense Ministry, which is in fact maintained the position. The position of "Chief of the Navy" (Swedish: Chefen för marinen, CM) was established in 1936 in accordance with the same year defense resolution. The position of Chief of the Navy existed from 1936 to 1994 and during this time it was his responsibility to lead the navy units production and development. During the period 1936 to 1961 the Chief of the Navy also had an operational commanding responsibility for the naval forces.[2]

Following a larger reorganization of the Swedish Armed Forces in 1994, the staff agency Chief of the Navy ceased to exist as an independent agency. Instead, the post Chief of Navy Staff (Swedish: Chefen för marinledningen) was created at the then newly instituted Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters. In 1998, the Swedish Armed Forces was again reorganized. Most of the duties of the Chief of Navy Staff were transferred to the newly instituted post of "Inspector General of the Navy" (Swedish: Generalinspektören för marinen). The post is similar to that of the "Inspector General of the Swedish Army" (Swedish: Generalinspektören för armén) and the "Inspector General of the Swedish Air Force" (Swedish: Generalinspektören för flygvapnet).[3] It was later renamed to "Inspector of the Navy" (Swedish: Marininspektören).[2]

On 1 January 2014, the "Chief of Navy" (Swedish: Marinchefen, MC) position was reinstated in the Swedish Armed Forces. The position has not the same duties as before.[4]

Tasks

Tasks of the Chief of Navy:[5]

  • Lead the units which the Chief of Swedish Armed Forces Training and Development has distributed
  • To the Chief of Swedish Armed Forces Training and Development propose the development of the units' abilities
  • Being the foremost representative of the units
  • Represent the units and the area of ability in international contacts

Heraldry

The command flag of the Chief of Navy is drawn by Brita Grep and embroidered by hand by the company Libraria. Blazon: "Fessed in yellow and blue; on yellow two blue batons of command with sets of yellow crowns placed two and one in saltire, on blue an anchor erect cabled over two gun barrels of older pattern in saltire, all yellow."[6]

List of chiefs

Chiefs of Navy

Chief of the Navy
Chefen för marinen
Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1
Charles de Champs
Vice admiral
Charles de Champs
(1873–1959)
193619392–3 years-
2
Fabian Tamm
Vice admiral
Fabian Tamm
(1879–1955)
193919455–6 years-
3
Helge Strömbäck
Vice admiral
Helge Strömbäck
(1889–1960)
1 April 194530 September 19538 years, 182 days[7]
4
Stig H:son Ericson
Vice admiral
Stig H:son Ericson
(1897–1985)
1 October 195319617–8 years-
5
Åke Lindemalm
Vice admiral
Åke Lindemalm
(1910–2004)
196119708–9 years-
6
Bengt Lundvall
Vice admiral
Bengt Lundvall
(1915–2010)
197019787–8 years-
7
Per Rudberg
Vice admiral
Per Rudberg
(1922–2010)
197819845–6 years-
8
Bengt Schuback
Vice admiral
Bengt Schuback
(1928–2015)
198419905–6 years-
9
Dick Börjesson
Vice admiral
Dick Börjesson
(born 1938)
199030 June 19943–4 years[8]

Chiefs of Navy Staff

Chief of Navy Staff
Chef för marinledningen
Took office Left office Time in office Ref
10
Peter Nordbeck
Vice admiral
Peter Nordbeck
(born 1938)
1 July 19941 July 19984 years, 0 days[8][9]

Inspectors General of the Navy

Inspector General of the Navy
Generalinspektör för marinen
Took office Left office Time in office Ref
11
Torsten Lindh
Rear admiral
Torsten Lindh
(born 1941)
1 July 199820012–3 years[10]
12
Jörgen Ericsson
Rear admiral
Jörgen Ericsson
(born 1953)
1 October 200120031–2 years[11]

Inspectors of the Navy

Inspector of the Navy
Marininspektör
Took office Left office Time in office Ref
12
Jörgen Ericsson
Rear admiral
Jörgen Ericsson
(born 1953)
200320051–2 years-
13
Anders Grenstad
Rear admiral
Anders Grenstad
(born 1958)
200520115–6 years-
14
Jan Thörnqvist
Rear admiral
Jan Thörnqvist
(born 1959)
1 March 201120131–2 years[12]

Chiefs of Navy

Chief of Navy
Marinchef
Took office Left office Time in office Ref
14
Jan Thörnqvist
Rear admiral
Jan Thörnqvist
(born 1959)
1 January 201418 April 20162 years, 108 days[13]
15
Jens Nykvist
Rear admiral
Jens Nykvist
(born 1968)
4 May 2016Incumbent3 years, 99 days[14]

See also

References

  1. ^ "PRODUKTIONSLEDNINGEN" (in Swedish). Swedish Armed Forces. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b Försvarets traditioner i framtiden med översiktlig historik från 1500-talet (PDF) (in Swedish). Statens försvarshistoriska museer TradN. 2015. p. 12. ISBN 9789197859554. LIBRIS 17552963. Archived from the original on 2016-08-17.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ Nordgren, Annika; et al. (24 February 1998). "Motion till riksdagen 1997/98:Fö3" (in Swedish). Riksdag. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Nya namn på nya poster" [New names for new positions] (in Swedish). Swedish Armed Forces. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  5. ^ Försvarets författningssamling: FFS 2013:4 (PDF) (in Swedish). Stockholm: TF-redaktionen, Försvarets materielverk. 2013-12-23. p. 18. ISSN 0347-7576. LIBRIS 3683131.
  6. ^ Braunstein, Christian (2004). Svenska försvarsmaktens fälttecken efter millennieskiftet [The flags and standards of the Swedish armed forces after the turn of the millennium] (PDF). Skrift / Statens försvarshistoriska museer, 1101-7023 ; 7 [dvs 8] (in Swedish). Stockholm: Statens försvarshistoriska museer. p. 107. ISBN 91-971584-7-X. LIBRIS 9815350. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-05-22. Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  7. ^ Gäfvert, Björn (2013). "Helge Hj I Strömbäck". Svenskt biografiskt lexikon (in Swedish). 34. National Archives of Sweden. p. 20. Retrieved 2017-04-25.
  8. ^ a b "Sammanställning över utnämningar och nya befattningar" (PDF). Flygvapennytt (in Swedish). Stockholm: Flygstaben (1): 34. 1994. LIBRIS 8257600.
  9. ^ Öhman, Anders (1998-07-17). "DN gratulerar: En sjöman går iland" [DN congratulates: A sailor goes ashore]. Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  10. ^ Lindh, Torsten (2002). "Tre år som Generalinspektör för marinen - blev det som jag hade tänkt mig?" (PDF). Tidskrift i sjöväsendet (in Swedish). Carlskrona: Tidskrift i sjöväsendet (1): 15. LIBRIS 8258455.
  11. ^ "Ny Generalinspektör för Marinen" [New Inspector General of the Navy]. www.skargardsbryggan.se (in Swedish). Skärgårdarnas Riksförbund. 1 October 2001. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Jan Thörnqvist blir ny marininspektör" [Jan Thörnqvist becomes new Inspector of the Navy] (in Swedish). Swedish Armed Forces. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Jan Thörnqvist ny insatschef" (in Swedish). Swedish Armed Forces. 7 April 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  14. ^ "Jens Nykvist ny marinchef" (in Swedish). Swedish Armed Forces. 4 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
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