State Secretary to the Minister for Defence

Jan Salestrand is State Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Peter Hultqvist. State Secretaries are politically appointed senior officials at the Government Offices who lead the work of a ministry directly under the head of the ministry or another minister. State Secretaries are responsible for planning and coordination.

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Statssekreterare Jan Salestrand
Jan Salestrand Foto: Martina Huber/Regeringskansliet

CV Jan Salestrand

Born in Växjö in 1954. Lives in Stockholm. Partner, three children.

Educational background

1997

Air War College, US Air Force, USA

1990

Senior Officers' Programme

1987

Basic Staff Officer Course

1984

Swedish Air Force Academy

Posts and assignments

2014–

State Secretary, Ministry of Defence

2009–2014

Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces

Headquarters and Chief of Defence Staff

2007–2009

Chief of Armed Forces Training and Procurement

2005–2007

Assistant Chief of Armed Forces Training and

Procurement

2003–2005

Deputy Commander, Swedish Armed Forces

Training and Development Staff

2000–2003

Commander Jämtland Air Force Wing

Contact

Virva Kantanen
Assistant to the State Secretary at the Ministry of Defence Jan Salestrand
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00