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Lieutenant Colonel von Bonsdorff appointed as the new Commandant of FINCENT

Defence Forces International Centre FINCENT
7.5.2021 11.21
Press release
Niclas von Bodsdorff standing outdoors in a uniform

Lieutenant Colonel von Bonsdorff assumes duties as the new Commandant of the Finnish Defence Forces International Centre (FINCENT) on 1 June, 2021.

Lieutenant Colonel von Bonsdorff currently serves as Director of External Relations at the National Defence University. Prior to assuming his current position Lieutenant Colonel von Bonsdorff served as Finland’s Defence Attaché for Germany. He has also been in the service of the Defence Command and Ministry of Defence. He has served as a PSE officer at the NATO Joint Warfare Centre in Norway and in a crisis management operation in Bosnia and Hercegovina. Lieutenant Colonel von Bonsdorff attended the Bundeswehr General Staff College in 2003-2005. He speaks Swedish, Finnish, English and German.

The change of command ceremony will be held on 31 May 2021. The event will be conducted taking the coronavirus restrictions into account.