|Date: 27/04/2012 Time: 08:22:00 PM
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday
announced the appointment of Major General Robert Mood of Norway as the Chief
Military Observer and Head of Mission of the United Nations Supervision
Mission in Syria (UNSMIS).
Major General Mood brings to his new position extensive command experience
and knowledge of peacekeeping attained through service at the national and
international levels, including in United Nations peacekeeping operations, the
Prior to his appointment, Major General Mood was the Inspector General
Veteran Affairs of the Norwegian Armed Forces, a position he held since 2011.
Previously, Major General Mood served as the United Nations Truce
Supervision Organization (UNTSO) Head of Mission and Chief of Staff from 2009
From 2005 to the time of his appointment to UNTSO, Major General Mood was
Chief of Staff of the Norwegian Army.
From 1989 to 1990, Major General Mood served as the Operations Officer with
the Norwegian Batallion within the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon