- Defence Command
Forsvarskommandoen Motto: Viribus Unitis
Da: Ved forenede kræfter
Established: July 18, 1969 Activated: January 1, 1970 Chief of Defence: General Knud Bartels Budget (2005) 15,8 billion1 DKK Employees: ~170 civilian
1This does not include the Danish Home Guard
The Defence Command of Denmark (Danish: Forsvarskommandoen) short FKO, is the Danish branch-combined military command and the top coordination and controlling authority of the Danish military. It is a Level.I command authority, directly under the Ministry of Defence.
It consists of the Chief of Defence and three defence staffs, Operational, Coordination and Development staffs, known collective as Forsvarsstaben (the Defence Staff).
Forsvarskommandoen was established on the basic of law no. 334 of June 18, 1969 about the origination of the Danish Defence; in order to reduce resources expended and make a true combined Defence command of Denmark. It was a continuation of the Danish defence re-construction of 1950, which erected Ministry of Defence, Chief of Defence, Forsvarsstaben, Hærkommandoen, Søværnskommandoen and Flyverkommandoen.
These latter commands was in 1969 combined into one and placed under the Ministry of Defence, giving the Chief of Defence full administrative and operational command of all branches of the Danish military. The staff of these former branch commands continued to exist inside FKO, but in 1982, which saw a major re-construction of FKO, they too vanished in favour of an even more branch independent organisation. The reorganisation resulted in a unified command structture similar to the previous Generalkommandoen
The Danish Defence agreement 2005-2009, calls for another major re-construction of the Danish military, affecting the origination of FKO.
Between 1973 and 2006 FKO was located in Vedbæk (Henriksholm Allé) a little north of Lyngby, in a modern steel and concrete building, built 1970 - November 1972 by Forsvarets Bygningstjeneste. FKO moved to this building in March 1973. FKO moved to Søarsenalet on Holmen naval base on July 24, 2006.
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