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Commander SNMCMG1

Commander Peter Krogh was born on 20 January 1964. After completing a Masters from the Merchant Marine school, Peter joined the Royal Danish Navy in 1986 and undertook basic naval training. After commissioning as a Sub-Lieutenant in 1987 Peter attended the Naval Academy from 1988 to 1989. 

His initial at-sea assignments, included service in the SUND-class minesweepers as a Navigation Officer, followed by a tour as Executive Officer on a AGDLEK-class Artic patrol vessel, Combat Information Officer on a FALSTER-class minelayer and Commanding Officer on a BARSØ-class patrol vessel.

From 1992 Peter served as Executive Officer on SUND-class minesweepers and after attending the Mine Countermeasures Warfare Staff Officers Course in 1994 in EGUERMIN, also served as Commanding Officer.

Following his attendance of the General Staff Course at the Naval Academy in 1995, Peter served as Executive and Commanding Officer on board FLYVEFISKEN-class minehunters until 2002.

Promoted to Commander in 2004, Peter served as staff officer at the Danish Fleet Headquarters (DANFLEET) in the Policy and Strategy Section.

Following his appointment in 2007 as Executive Officer to a NIELS JUEL-class corvette, Peter served a tour as Senior Officer at the Danish Mine Hunting and Sweeping Division 33.

In 2011 Peter was selected as Executive Officer for an IVER HUITFELDT-class frigate and was subsequently, in 2014, appointed for a second tour at the Danish Fleet Headquarters as Staff Officer at the Admiral’s Department.

More recently, Peter served at the Joint Defence HQ as Staff Officer in the Development Branch.
Late 2018, Peter was designated to Command Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1), command assumed on 14 January 2019.

Commander Krogh is married with 2 children and enjoys sport.



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