CV

Portrætfoto af Thorbjørn Hein, officer
Port Victoria, Seychelles, 2014.
Commander and Staff Public Affairs Officer

A brief overview of the editor's career.

Journalist and Commander
Thorbjørn Hein
InterForce
Joint Arctic Command
DGS Kommunikation

Education
- University of Copenhagen, Political Science (MSc, BSc) and English (Minor)
- Danish School of Journalism
- Army Academy, Land Military Operations Degree (VUT-I)
- Naval Academy, Naval Strategy Course (VUK level)
- Danish Institute for Military Studies strategy course
- Various military branch schools and courses
- Army Combat School, Lieutenants Course
- Army NCO School, Sergeant

International work experience
- Joint Arctic Command, Faroe Islands (part-time, occasionally since 2018-)
- Joint Arctic Command, Greenland (2016)
- Maersk Line HQ, Esplanaden (2015-2016)
- International military deployments:
     - Staff Public Affairs Officer (SPAO) on board HDMS Niels Juel, Baltic and North Sea (2018)   
     - SPAO on board HDMS Absalon, Libya (2016)
     - SPAO and Branch Chief Info Ops on board HDMS Esbern Snare, Indian Ocean (2014)
     - 2nd in Command, Civilian-Military Cooperation Section, Afghanistan (2010-2011)
     - 2nd in Command, Psychological Operations Planning Section, Afghanistan (2008)
     - Guard Platoon Commander, United Nations Stand-by Forces, Eritrea (2000-2001)
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
     - Public Diplomacy Advisor to the Danish Ambassador in London (2010)
     - Defence Section Intern, Danish Embassy in London (2009)
- NATO exercises in multinational staffs (see below)

Other work experience, a selection
- Deputy Head, Communication Consultant, InterForce Executive Office (2018-)
- Commander reservist (NAVY), Executive Officer, Joint Arctic Command, Faroe Islands (2018-)
- Owner, De Gule Stokke Kommunikation (2017-)
- Freelance journalist (DJ), various magazines and a few articles in the daily press (2009-)
- Various big exercises at home and abroad, on land and at sea, up to 4 weeks at a time (1999-)
- Administrator, Mars og Merkur, Danmark (2017-2018)
- Lieutenant Commander on contract, PA for Major General, InterForce Executive Office (2016-2017)
- Lieutenant Commander reservist (NAVY), Info Ops Branch, Danish Task Group (2013-2017)
- Royal Life Guards (ARMY) Sergeant, then Reserve Officer: 2nd Lt, 1st Lt, Capt (1997-2013)
- Bartender, Studenterhus Aarhus (2008)
- Junior college ("gymnasium") teacher of social science, Greve Gymnasium (2006-2007)
- Proof reader, Kristeligt Dagblad editorial staff (2006)
- Guide, lecturer, consultant, The Royal Danish Theatre Opera House (2004-2007)
- Student assistant, Institute of Political Science (2002-2004)
- And quite a bit more

Volunteer work, an example
- Project Organizer: march leader in the working group planning and executing the March Copenhagen to Nijmegen: leading 50 Dutch and Danish marchers through 16 days of 650 km of marching in July 2012.
- Huge amounts of further organisational volunteer work, like sports coach, juror, student politics, reserve officer association board, social and creative activities at university etc. etc.

Interests
- Marching, hiking, swimming, outdoor life, writing about it
- Sailing viking ships: years 2012-2013, 2015-2017, 2019 cruises with "The Sea Stallion" (since 2016 as a certified Sea Stallion Able Seaman and as a mid-level leader)
- Reading, movies, theatre, opera, ballet, Netflix, other culture consumption
- Going all geeky with little toy soldiers (wargaming, both historical, sci-fi, and fantasy)
- Music, all kinds, but especially heavy metal (for a while worked freelance for print magazine Metalized)
- Politics (active member of a political party)
- Going to fancy dress parties/gala balls

Linkedin CV
Extensive CV on Thorbjørn Hein's linkedin profile can be found here.

Detailed military CV (in Danish)
Komplet oversigt over Thorbjørn Heins militære uddannelse og karriere, tjenesteforløb samt dekorationer forefindes på Center For Reservestyrkens hjemmeside her.

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