New position for Rear Admiral Jan Thörnqvist

Rear Admiral Admiral Jan Thörnqvist has been appointed to Chief of Staff Royal Swedish Navy and Commander Maritime Component Command, from 1st of March, 2011.

Rear Admiral Thörnqvist previously served as Force Commander for EU NAVFOR - Operation Atalanta and Commander of MarinBasen in Karlskrona. He studied at The Swedish Defence College, The Swedish Naval Academy and U.S. Naval Command College in Newport, USA.

When he takes office in March, Jan Thörnqvist will be promoted to Rear Admiral.