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Marc van Uhm
Born July 2, 1958(1958-07-02) (age 64)
Place of birth Nijmegen, Gelderland, The Netherlands.
Allegiance  The Netherlands
Service/branch Royal Dutch Army
Years of service 1976–present
Rank Nl-landmacht-generaal majoor.svg Major General
Commands held 11 Luchtmobiele Brigade
Task Force Uruzgan
Korps Commandotroepen
Regiment Van Heutsz
Battles/wars 2011 military intervention in Libya
ISAF Afghanistan
Iraq War
SFOR Bosnia and Herzegovina
Awards Order of Orange-Nassau

General Marc van Uhm is a two-star general in the Royal Netherlands Army and currently serves as its deputy commander.


Van Uhm was born in 1958 in the Dutch city of Nijmegen, the son of a baker, his brother being general Peter van Uhm. Van Uhm received his military education at the Military Academy in Breda. Later he was also educated at the Belgian Royal Military Academy and the U.S. Army War College. General Van Uhm held several positions within the Netherlands Army and the personnel services of the Dutch Ministry of Defence before being promoted to Brigadier General to become the commander of the Dutch Special Forces in 2002. During his command the Dutch Special Forces were deployed in Iraq in 2005. After a year leading the foresight team at the Dutch Ministry of Defence he assumed command of the 11 Luchtmobiele Brigade in 2006. During this command he was deployed to South Afghanistan where he commanded the Task Force Uruzgan from August 2009. In June 2010 Van Uhm became Director Strategic Operational Centre at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe where he acted as Chief of NATO Allied Operations during the 2011 military intervention in Libya.[1] On 17 October 2010 Van Uhm was promoted to Major General assuming the post of Deputy Commander of the Royal Netherlands Army.[2]


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