Jean-Paul Theler

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Jean-Paul Theler (* 1963 ) is a Swiss professional officer ( division officer ). Since April 1, 2020 he has been head of the Federal Office for Civil Protection on an interim basis .


Theler studied economics at the University of Lausanne and graduated with a licentiate. He then obtained a Masters in Science in Business Mathematics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a PhD (oec. Publ.) From the University of Lausanne. He did his doctorate with Jean-Pierre Danthine .

In 1996 he joined the instruction corps and was employed in the mountain infantry schools and in the infantry officers' school . After studying at the Collège interarmées de Défense in Paris, he worked in various functions in the higher cadre training of the army, in the planning staff of the army and in the army staff.

In 1998 he was promoted to Major in the General Staff and in 2001 to Lieutenant Colonel i Gst. In 2006 he became Colonel i Gst and Chief of Staff of the Mountain Infantry Brigade 10.

On December 1, 2010, he was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer in the Army by the Federal Council and promoted to Brigadier . From January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2018, Theler was head of the management support base with the rank of divisional shareholder. Since January 1, 2018, he has been the support command project manager, and on April 1, 2020, Theler took over the management of the Federal Office for Civil Protection ad interim .

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Individual evidence

  1. Georg Häsler Sansano: A major should smooth the waves in civil protection , NZZ, January 30, 2020
  2. ^ The Federal Council: Mutations of senior staff officers in the army. March 22, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2019 .