Graduated from the Royal Military Academy, he started his career in the Grenadier’s Regiment in Germany, then company commander in the Carabiniers Prins Boudewijn–Grenadiers Regiment in Leopoldsburg. After attending the Senior Staff Officer’s Course in 1999, he was appointed Project Manager for the multinational Antitank-project within the Army Headquarters. He was then selected to attend the General Staff Officer’s Course at the German Führungsakademie in Hamburg.
Appointed to the Belgian Land Component’s Operational Command in Brussels in 2005, he was responsible for the planning and conduct of all largescale national and international exercises as well as for the preparation of the EUBG 2009-2.
He was sent to the UN HQ in New York in 2007, in support of the UNIFIL operation in South-Lebanon. In 2009 he was Senior National Representative of the Belgian ISAF-contingent in Kunduz, Afghanistan (OMLT and PRT).
In 2010, he was Commanding Officer of the Regiment Carabiniers Prins Boudewijn-Grenadiers, with which he deployed again to Kunduz, (ISAF OMLT) in 2012. In 2013, he returned to the Land Component’s Operational Command to work on the preparation of the European Union Battle Group 2014-2. In 2014 as a Colonel and after having attended the Senior Course at the NATO Defense College, he took command of the Operations Division within the Operations and Training staff department in the Belgian Defense Staff. In 2017, he is appointed Brigadier General and deployed to Mali as Mission Force Commander of the European Training Mission (EUTM) MALI until Jan 2018. In 2018, he joined the NATO Joint Forces Command HQ in BRUNSSUM (NLD) as ACOS J5. On 01 September 2019, he assumes responsibilities as Director of Operations within the European Union Military Staff in Brussels. During the evacuation operation from Afghanistan in August 2021, he deployed to Kabul to lead the EU evacuation operation and the liaison with all stakeholders present on Kabul Airport, and to coordinate the evacuation efforts from EU Member States. Of his main operational tours are former Yugoslavia, twice in Afghanistan and Mali.
Besides Belgian national honorific decorations up to Commander in the Order of Leopold, he is awarded with the Spanish “Grand Cruz del Merito Militar con distintivo blanco”, with the French “Médaille de la Défense nationale, échelon or” and with the Malian “Médaille d’Officier de l’Ordre national à titre étranger”.