Lt.-Gen. Jan Broeks

Director of the International Military Staff (DGIMS) North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
About Lt.-Gen. Jan Broeks

Lieutenant General Jan Broeks (born in 1959) studied at the Royal Military Academy in Breda for 4 years from 1977.  After completion, as 2ndLieutenant, he was posted to 103 (NLD) Supply Battalion.  From 1983, as 1st Lieutenant, Jan Broeks was Chief Logistics Officer of a helicopter squadron.  In 1985, a tour of duty in Lebanon ensued.  Within the framework of the UNIFIL mission, as an Acting Captain he became Commander of the Logistic Platoon supporting the Dutch Infantry Company.  Upon returning to The Netherlands and after a short spell at the staff of the (NLD) Army Logistic Command, in January 1986, as a substantive Captain, he took command of the 112th (NLD) Mixed Supply Company.  In 1989, he moved on to a position within the G2/3 branch of HQ 103 (NLD) Supply Battalion.  For 2 years from 1990, Jan passed Staff College and, subsequently, General Staff College.  In 1992, by then a Major, he became Staff Officer Logistic Operations with G4 branch at GHQ 1st (NLD) Army Corps in Apeldoorn.