After retirement as a brigadiergeneral in 2016, Bjarne has been engaged in different positions supporting bothcivilian authorities and the defence industry as a consultant.
Bjarne Nermo hasextensive experience from the Norwegian Armed forces both in national andinternational positions. From 2011 until 2016 he served as division commanderfor the land division of the Defence Logistic organization, later the NorwegianDefence Materiel agency/Land systems. The NDMA consists of about 1.300employees organized in five divisions. The Land System Division has about 200employees with an annual turn-over of 2.0 Billion NOK, and is responsible forprocurement and system development, logistical support and system sustainmentfor all land systems for the Norwegian Armed forces.
Starting in 2006 and until 2011Bjarne Nermoserved as the Chief Force Planner at the Ministry of Defence, responsible forthe strategic development of the defence structure and associated capabilities.The strategic areas of development are materiel, personnel and infrastructurewith associated O&M costs. During this period, he was also responsible forthe Chief of Defence studies on the future of the Norwegians Armed Forces. (FMR2011)
During his three years serving as acolonel for NATO in the Netherlands, he started out as officer in charge oftraining programs for officers and civilians from Northern and Eastern Europeancounties aspiring for NATO membership. After two years, he assumed the post asChief Training officer responsible for all training and exercise activities atHQ Brunssum. Thepeak activity in that period was the NATO live exercise at the Cape VerdeIslands comprising more than 10.000 personnel.
Bjarne Nermo iseducated from the Norwegian Military Academy, Staff College in Norway and USMarine Corps University, and the NATO Defence College in Rome.