Norwegian Army

The Norwegian Army (Norwegian: Hæren) is the land warfare service branch of the Norwegian Armed Forces. The Army is the oldest of the Norwegian service branches, established as a modern military organization under the command of the King of Norway in 1628. The Army participated in various continental wars during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries as well, both in Norway and abroad, especially in World War II (1939–1945). It constitutes part of the Norwegian military contribution as a charter member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) since 1949.

Norwegian Army
Founded1628; 394 years ago (1628)
Allegiance Kingdom of Norway
BranchNorwegian Armed Forces
RoleGround warfare
  • 3,725 military personnel
  • 4,399 conscripts
  • 688 civilians
Motto(s)For alt vi har. Og alt vi er.
("For everything we have. And everything we are").
WebsiteOfficial website
Chief of DefenceGeneral Eirik Kristoffersen
Chief of the ArmyMajor general Lars Lervik

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