Erhard J.C. Qvistgaard

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Erhard J.C. Qvistgaard

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Qvistgaard in 1952
Birth nameErhard Jørgen Carl Qvistgaard
Born(1898-05-11)May 11, 1898
Rorup, Denmark
DiedMay 8, 1980(1980-05-08) (aged 81)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Allegiance Denmark
Service/branchNaval Ensign of Denmark.svg Royal Danish Navy
Years of service1919–1962
Commands heldDanish Chief of Defence
Chairman of the NATO Military Committee
Other workBoard member of IBM Denmark

Admiral Erhard Jørgen Carl Qvistgaard (1898–1980) was a Danish admiral who was the first Danish Chief of Defence and Chairman of the NATO Military Committee from 1953 to 1954.[1]

Qvistgaard was given the job as the first Danish Chief of Defence in 1950. He was given the task of collecting the armed forces after the war, where there had been major friction between the three branches. He is the longest serving CoD to date.[2]


  1. ^ Chairmen of the NATO Military Committee. NATO. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  2. ^ Rasmussen, Peter Ernstved (25 October 2016). "Two Chief of Defence Did it Better Than the Rest". (in Danish). Retrieved 14 September 2017.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Charles Foulkes
Chairperson of the Nato Military Committee
Succeeded by
Augustin Guillaume
Preceded by
Chief of Defence (Denmark)
Succeeded by
Kurt Rudolph Ramberg