July 30, 2012

Henry de Roquefeuil

Henry de Roquefeuil - Military Advisor to the President

Born 1 November 1952.


Graduate of the Ecole de l’Air, France’s air force officer training school (1972).
Alumnus of ESGA, the French air warfare school (1990-1991).
Intern at CHEM, the French high military studies centre, and IHEDN, the French institute of higher defence studies (1999-2000).


After completing his training as a fighter pilot in Nancy, Henry de Roquefeuil was aide-de-camp to the Minister of Defence in 1983, before taking command of a fighter squadron in Dijon in 1985. In 1987, he took command of the 4th fighter squadron in Luxeuil.

In 1991, Henry de Roquefeuil was appointed Deputy Chief of Operations at French strategic air force command in Taverny, then Deputy Head of the planning office (BPG) at Air Force High Command in 1994.

From 1996, he was commander of Nancy air force base, then from 2000 to 2002 in charge of the programmes section at Armed Forces Joint Chiefs of Staff (EMA).

He commanded the CEAM military flight test centre from 2002 to 2004, and was Deputy Air Commander and then Air Commander of Communications, Information and Surveillance systems from 2004 to 2006.

From 2006 to 2009, he was Deputy Head of Strategy and Head of the Force Systems Architecture Office at DGA, the French defence procurement agency.

Air Corps General Henry de Roquefeuil is in charge of coordinating the agency’s Defence team, which comprises DGA, EMA and CNES.