Lieutenant General (ret.)

Frederik H. 

Meulman 

Royal Netherlands Air Force

Lieutenant General (ret.) F. H. (Frederik) Meulman ­graduated from the Royal Military Academy in 1979, after which he held a number of positions with the fifth Guided Missile Group in Germany. He attended the Advanced Staff Course (1988–1990), after which he studied Strategy and Air Power at the Air Univer­sity / College for Aerospace Doctrine, Research and ­Education at Maxwell Air Force Base in the United States. Subsequently, he was posted to the Netherlands Defense College as a ­faculty member. Thereafter, he worked alternately in conceptual, ­operational and policy positions both at the Ministry of Defense (MOD) and the Air Staff. From 1998 to 2000, Colonel Meulman was Commander of the Netherlands Guided Missile Group. In 2000, he returned to the MOD/Defense Staff as Head of the Military-Strategic Affairs Division. In 2001, promoted to Air Commodore, he assumed the position of Deputy Director of the Military Intelligence and Security Service. In 2003, Major General Meulman became Deputy Commander of the Combined Air ­Operations Centre in Kalkar (CAOC2). From June 2004 to the end of 2006, he was the Deputy Commander of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. From January 2007 until February 2008, Meulman fulfilled the position of ­Deputy Commander Air at the ISAF Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. March 2008, Major General Meulman was appointed Deputy Chief of ­Defense and promoted to Lieutenant General. From April 2010 till May 2013, he was the Netherlands Permanent Military Representative to NATO and the EU in Brussels. He retired per 1st of June 2013. General Meulman published a wide variety of articles on strategy, strategy development and in particular joint air power and was the project leader of the JAPPC study on ‘Air and Space Power in NATO – Future Vector’.

Information provided is current as of October 2017

From the Author

Joint Air Power Following the 2016 Warsaw Summit

Urgent Priorities
By Dr 
Hans 
Binnendijk 
By Gen 
Frank 
Gorenc 
By Lt Gen 
Frederik H. 
Meulman 
By Lt Gen 
Friedrich W. 
Ploeger 
By Lt Gen 
Pasquale 
Preziosa 
By Lt Gen 
Joachim 
Wundrak 
NATO is facing an increasingly diverse, unpredictable and demanding ­security environment, ‘an arc of insecurity and instability along NATO’s ­periphery and beyond’. In recent times this has led to a range of steps by NATO [...]

Alliance and Partnership Cooperation

Bridging Mutual Joint Air Power Interests
By Lt Gen 
Frederik H. 
Meulman 
Cooperation is one of the key pillars of NATO’s ‘Active Engagement, Modern Defence’ strategy and was acknowledged as such by the NATO Heads of State and Government (HOS / G) in Lisbon in 2010. The Strategy stipulates, [...]

Hybrid Conflict, Hybrid Warfare and Resilience

Urgent Joint Air Power Priorities
By Lt Gen 
Frederik H. 
Meulman 
By Lt Gen 
Pasquale 
Preziosa 
Over the last decade, NATO has been facing a growing number of increasingly diverse security challenges. The 2016 Warsaw Summit Communiqué is clear in its description of the broad range of threats: ‘The Alliance faces [...]

Missile Defence in NATO

Towards a Coherent and Effective Surface Based Air and Missile Defence (SBAMD) as a Key Pillar of NATO ­Integrated Air and Missile Defence System
By Lt Gen 
Frederik H. 
Meulman 
For more than five years, NATO BMD has been high on NATO’s list of priorities. NATO Heads of State and Government (HOS / G) have unanimously recognized that the proliferation of ballistic missiles poses an increasing threat [...]

Introduction

By Lt Gen 
Frederik H. 
Meulman 
By Lt Gen 
Joachim 
Wundrak 
References A – Wales Summit Declaration, 5 September 2014. B  – BI-SC Final Report on Joint Air Power capabilities, SH / PLANS / JCAP / FT / 15-311417, 7 December 2015. C – Warsaw Summit Communiqué, 9 July 2016. D – NATO Strategic Concept ‘Active Engagement – Modern Defence’, [...]

Executive Summary and Key Recommendations

By Dr 
Hans 
Binnendijk 
By Gen 
Frank 
Gorenc 
By Lt Gen 
Frederik H. 
Meulman 
By Lt Gen 
Friedrich W. 
Ploeger 
By Lt Gen 
Pasquale 
Preziosa 
By Lt Gen 
Joachim 
Wundrak 
The 2016 Warsaw Summit Declaration, as the most current expression by the Heads of State and Government (HOS / G) of key contemporary security concerns and focus areas, is clear in its statements: ‘the Alliance faces a [...]

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