Vice admiral (FRN) Eric Chaperon [fr]


Vice admiral (FRN) Eric Chaperon.

The Vice admiral (FRN) Eric Chaperon was born on the April 23rd 1961.

French Legion of Honour with the rank of “Commandeur”.

French Naval Academy - Promotion 1980. Former student at the Joint War College (1999). Senior Course of the NATO Defence College in Rome (2009).


1991 - 1993
Aide de camps - French Secretary of Defence in Paris.

1993 - 1995
Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Defence.
Spokesman of UNPROFOR Commander in Sarajevo.

1995 - 1996
Commander of the FS Amyot d’Inville.

1996 - 1999
Division of the Naval Staff in Paris.

1999 - 2006 Naval Action Force (FAN)
- Ops Officer of the DDG, FS Jean Bart (1999-2001);
- Senior Ops Officer of the French Carrier Battle Group during Operation Heracles in the Indian Ocean (2001-2002) ;
- Head of Plans and Exercises Department at the ALFAN Staff HQ in Toulon. Director of the EUROMARFOR Permanent Cell. (2002-2004);
- Commander of the DDG, FS Cassard, based in Toulon (2004-2006).

2006 - 2009
Directorate Force Training & Readiness and Operational Policy of the Chief of Defence Staff in Paris.

2010 - 2012 - Chief of Defence Staff
- Deputy of the Directorate of Force Training & Readiness and Operational Policy;
- Special Adviser to the Directorate of Studies, Overall Co-ordination and Management.

2012 - 2013 - Chief of Defence Staff
Chief of the International Organisations Directorate.

2013 - 2016
Commander of the French Maritime Reaction Force (COMFRMARFOR).

2016 - 2017 - Chief of Defence Staff
Vice-deputy CHOD for operations.

French Military Representative to NATO and the European Union in Brussels.

Dernière modification : 26/07/2019

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