Lars Saunes, Select One

Professor International Programs
Rear Adm., Norway, Retired
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Rear Admiral (ret) Lars Saunes was born in Alesund Norway. He retired from the Navy from the position as Chief of Royal Norwegian Navy August 2017 and is now CNO Distinguished international fellow at the USNWC. He is a Submariner by trade and has held different command position on Kobben and Ula class submarines. He has been the commander of the Norwegian task group, Chief Naval operations at joint HQ, Commander submarine operating authority, Commandant and commander of the Norwegian Coast guard as well as Chief of the Royal Norwegian Navy. He has served as the head naval section of the Norwegian defense high command/join and the Norwegian defense research Institute.

Areas of Expertise

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Royal Norwegian (RNoN), 1984, Naval academy

Royal Norwegian Submarine commander Course 1989

RNoN, 1989, Naval staff college

Norwegian defense and staff course 2000

USNWC, 2004, Naval Command College

Norwegian National Defense College

Several branch and naval professional courses

Awards and Decorations

Navy defense service medal with stars

Defense Service medal with Laurel branch

Defense service medal with stars

Legion of Merit (commander)

Officier de la Legion D'honneur

News, Media, & Events

VIDEO: 45 Seconds on Honor, Courage and Commitment

Jul. 08, 2019
News Publication

Starship Poseidon Summer STEM Camp

Jul. 14, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Naval Station, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Trump Administration's 'forced diplomacy' with Iran Isn't Working

Jun. 26, 2019
The Hill
Article Publication

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