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Who is Jan van Putten

Jan van Putten

Personal Data

Name Jan van Putten (Colonel RNLMC Ret.)
Company  Managing Director SOT&A
Address Lange Voorhout 41, 2514 EC The Hague
Country The Netherlands
Mobile +31 621555754
E-mail  ´╗┐janvanputten@specialforces.training´╗┐

   
Professional Background

  • Joined the Royal Netherlands Navy-Marine Corps in 1978
  • Royal Netherlands Naval College (1978-1983)
  • Rank: Colonel Royal Netherlands Marine Corps (retired October 2014)
  • Qualifications: Commando/”green beret” (1981), Military Parachutist (1981), Mountain Leader (1983-1984), Counter Terrorism (1992), and Military Freefall Parachutist (1993)
  • 12 years of experience in leadership in a Marine Battalion
  • 8 years of experience in leadership of Special Operations Forces
  • 9 years of experience in different staff positions at Ministry of Defense (MoD)
  • 2 years of experience in NATO-organization
  • 1 year study at Command and Staff College (including study International/Foreign Affairs at Clingendael Institute)
  • 17 months of experience in Command and Staff positions during joint, combined and multinational operations (Former-Yugoslavia, Iraq and Afghanistan)

Being a former Commanding Officer of the RNLMC Counter Terrorism/Special Operations Forces Unit Jan van Putten was invited by the Dutch TV program "Eenvandaag" to give a review on the hostage rescue operation in France (January 9, 2015). View the program.

 

Category Expertise

  • Special Operations
  • International Teamwork
  • Mountain Leader
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Leadership
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Training and Exercise
  • Operational Evaluation and Investigation
  • Threat Assessment and Security Advise

Relevant Experience

Ministry of Defense experience:

  • Various overseas training/exercises as Platoon Commander, Company Commander, Battalion Training Officer and Operations Officer in a Marine Battalion (1984-1988, 1991-1992, 1995-1997)
  • Officer in Command of Marine Officer Training (1988-1991)
  • Deployment to Former-Yugoslavia as Monitor of the European Community Monitoring Mission (1991)
  • Commanding Officer of the RNLMC Counter Terrorism/Special Operations Forces Unit (1992-1995)
  • Aide-de-Camp to the Minister of Defense, within the Cabinet responsible for planning/coordination of all incoming/outgoing visits (1998-2001)
  • Head of the Special Operations Branch at MoD, responsible for planning/preparation/coordination of deployment of Army/Marine Corps Special Operations Forces (2001-2003)
  • Commanding Officer of the Combat Support Battalion, including Commanding Officer of RNLMC Special Operations Forces (2003-2005)
  • Deployment to Iraq as Staff Officer for Planning and Security Sector Reform (build-up of national security forces) within a multinational Division Headquarters in Basra (2003-2004)
  • Deployment to Afghanistan as Commanding Officer of the Dutch Provincial Reconstruction Team in Baghlan province with the aim to support the Afghan provincial authorities in the field of security, governance, development and reconstruction (2005-2006)
  • Staff Officer in the Evaluation Branch at MoD, responsible for the evaluation of the Dutch mission in Afghanistan/Uruzgan and special operations; responsible for Lessons Learned process, also responsible for in theatre investigations (2006-2010)
  • Branch Head within the Training Division of NATO Joint Force Training Centre, responsible for NATO Pre-Deployment Training of United States Division Headquarters during their operational preparation for deployment to Afghanistan (2010-2012)
  • Project Leader for Navy-Marine Corps related projects (2012-2014) 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs experience:

  • As Head of the Special Operations Branch at MoD working in close coordination with counterparts of Ministry of Foreign Affairs with regards to the assessment of emergency evacuation plans of several Dutch Embassies
  • As Commanding Officer of the Dutch Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan working in close coordination with counterparts of Ministry of Foreign Affairs with regards to provincial governance matters and reconstruction projects
  • As Aide-de-Camp to the Dutch Minister of Defense working in close coordination with counterparts of Ministry of Foreign Affairs with regards to the planning and execution of official visits

Ministry of Justice experience:

  • As Commanding Officer of the RNLMC Counter Terrorism/Special Operations Forces Unit working in close coordination with counterparts of Ministry of Justice with regards to Dutch counter terrorism related issues

CONTACT

Special Operations Training and Advise
Jan van Putten (Managing director)
Lange Voorhout 41
2514 EC The Hague
The Netherlands
+31 6 21555754
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