New heads of military and intelligence in Denmark

Denmark named Vice Admiral Tim Sloth Jørgensen as new military chief of staff last week, reports

Retiring military chief of staff General Hans Jesper Helsø will resign from his post as top commander on August 1st, leaving Jørgensen to take his place.

The NATO-member country maintains around 600 troops in Afghanistan which are concentrated in the troubled province of Helmand. Denmark withdrew its troops from Iraq last year.

Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen also named the new head of the military intelligence service during his weekly news conference. Rear Admiral Finn Hansen will replace Rear Admiral Jørn Olesen, who will retire on February 29 after five years at the post.