Supreme Commander Of The Swedish Armed Forces
The Supreme Commander (Swedish: Överbefälhavaren; acronym: ÖB) is the highest ranked professional military officer in the Swedish Armed Forces, and is by NATO terminology the Swedish chief of defence equivalent. The Supreme Commander is the agency head of the Swedish Armed Forces and formally reports to the Government of Sweden.
The Supreme Commander is, apart from the honorary ranks held by His Majesty the King and in the past other members of the Swedish Royal Family, by unwritten convention normally the only military officer to hold the highest rank of the services (a four-star General or Admiral).
The present Supreme Commander, General Sverker Göranson, took office on 25 March 2009.
Famous quotes containing the words forces, armed, supreme and/or commander:
“No one will stop to help you when you are in need, but everyone forces opinions upon you that you do not require.”
—Franz Grillparzer (17911872)
“Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.”
—Ronald Reagan (b. 1911)
“The woman and the genius do not work. Up to now, woman has been mankinds supreme luxury. In all those moments when we do our best, we do not work. Work is merely a means to these moments.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
“Every commander is alone.”
—Michael Powell. Captain Lansdorff (Peter Finch)