Roland Nef

Lieutenant-General (Korpskommandant) Roland Nef (born 1 July 1959 in Frauenfeld) was the Chief of the Armed Forces (Chef der Armee) of Switzerland in 2008.

Nef, a jurist by profession, succeeded Lt-Gen. Christophe Keckeis in the position of Chief of the Armed Forces in January 2008. In July 2008, Nef resigned his post following media reports that his former partner had accused him of sexual harassment in a criminal complaint. The Swiss Federal Council accepted Nef's resignation on August 20, 2008.

During his military career, Nef held the following ranks and appointments:

  • 1988: Lieutenant / Captain; commander of an armoured howitzer battery
  • 1992: Captain in the General Staff; Intelligence Chief, Field Division 7
  • 1995: Major in the General Staff; Commander, Armoured Howitzer Battalion 33
  • 1999: Lieutenant-Colonel in the General Staff; Deputy Chief of staff / Operations, Field Division 7
  • 2001: Colonel in the General Staff; Chief of Staff, Field Division 7
  • 2002: Brigadier; Commander, Armoured Brigade 4
  • 2004: Commander, Armoured Brigade 11
  • 2007: Commander, Armour/Artillery Training Unit
  • 2008: Lieutenant-General, Chief of the Armed Forces

Famous quotes containing the word roland:

    O liberty! O liberty! What crimes are committed in thy name!
    —Madame Roland [Marie-Jeanne Philipo (1754–1793)