Colonel (R) Magne Roedahl
Private Consultant & retired officer
Special Operations – Norwegian Defense Forces
Date: 1st December 2020
CV FOR COL (R) MAGNE ROEDAHL (NOR ARMY/NORSOF)
COL Magne Roedahl retired August 1st 2020 after 41 years of military service in the Norwegian Defense Forces. His last assignment was in the Defense Attachés Office at the Norwegian Embassy in Washington DC as Military Attaché & Assistant Defence Attaché for ARMY, USMC, National Guard & US Special Forces.
COL Roedahl is originally an infantry officer with experience from the NOR-RUS border (1986-89) and deployment to UNIFIL (1982-83). He joined the national Special Forces in 1988 – where he has stayed to date with short tours to the Military Academy and General
Command & Staff College as an instructor and Graduate of Royal Norwegian General Staff College & Defence University – Main, General & Advanced Courses. He has participated in special operations deployments and SOF staff service to operations in Lebanon (UNIFIL1982-83), Bosnia (IFOR 1996/98-SFOR 2000), Macedonia, Kosovo (1998-99), Gaza/Egypt (MFO 2000-2001) and Afghanistan (OEF & SOFFC 2001-2010). He served with the NATO Special Operations Coordination Center (NSCC) since its inception in early 2007 as “Deputy Director for Implementation” in Stuttgart, and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations (DCOS OPS) after their move to SHAPE – and the transition to NSHQ. After completing his service at NATO Special Operations Forces Headquarters (NSHQ) in Mons Belgium August 2011 – he served at Strategic level in Oslo supporting the formation of the Norwegian Special Operations Command (NORSOCOM)
Of previous assignments of note COL Roedahl has been Chief Coordinator for Military Assistance & Capacity Building at NORSOCOM in the National Defence Staff and MoD to include CAPBUILD support to Georgia (JTEC), Deputy & Chief of Staff NORSOCOM, and had several positions at NORSOCOM at strategic, operational, and tactical levels in national and International HQs. He has been Commander National MCT unit, and Deputy Commander of the Norwegian Army Special Operations Command.