General Micael Bydén continues as Supreme Commander

On 1 April, the government decided to extend the mandate of Supreme Commander General Micael Bydén until September 2024.

Supreme Commander Micael Bydén during a visit at the Life Guards Regiment in March 2021. Photo: Svante Rinalder/Swedish Armed Forces

General Bydén has served as Supreme Commander since 2015 and his time of service is now extended by three more years.

“It is with great pride that I have accepted to continue to serve as Supreme Commander. I look forward to continuing to work in the Armed Forces that is so full of drive and ambition. Defence Resolution 2020 enables us to take further steps forward to meet the demands of the world, and to continue our active defence. Always in the right place, in the right time”, says Supreme Commander General Micael Bydén.