MINISTER OF DEFENSE
ALBERT JULES J. CORDIER
Albert Cordier was born in Lesve (Belgium) on December 16, 1951.
After graduating in accounting, he entered the Royal School for NCOs, also in Belgium.
Following the call to arms in 1970, he joined the Military Police, where he began his military training.
From 1974 to 1982 he held the position of Head of Section of the Military Police.
Detached in Germany to the Belgian military forces, he assumed command of the section with organizational tasks for disciplinary patrols, road checks, support for military units during exercises and maneuvers to maintain order and discipline, escorting convoys military.
Also in Germany, from 1983 to 1986 he held the position of Assistant to the Military Police Company, with administrative duties.
Returning to Belgium, from 1986 to 1988 he was Deputy Platoon Commander of the Military Police carrying out military police operations in the Province of Liege (Belgium).
In September 1988 he was sent to Turkey as inter-allied section commander during a NATO exercise.
From 1989 to 1991 he took over the management of the military police reservists inside the mobilization center.
From 1992 to 2003 he was Head of the Investigation Office of the Military Police with training assignments on investigative techniques, analysis of reports and coordination with the Military Justice.
From September to December 1997 he was sent on a mission on behalf of the United Nations to Vukovar, a Croatian city in the former Yugoslavia, with military police posts.
Also in 1997, on behalf of the UN, he assumed command of the military police forces to protect Croatian president Franjo Tudjman, during the commemoration of the signing of the Erdut agreements.
From August to December 1999 he was part of the NATO police mission in Kosovo, in collaboration with the detachment of the French gendarmerie located in Mitrovica.
From 2004 to 2008 he was seconded as Permanent Secretary of the Belgian Defense Minister André Flahaut within a trade union organization (CGSP), in order to represent Defense personnel.
In 2008 he retired from military activity.
Cordier is currently President and Treasurer of the International Police Association – I.P.A., Belgium-Luxembourg section.
Passionate motorcyclist, he loves organizing motorcycle trips.
In 2020, Cordier assumed citizenship of the Templar Nation and on 26 August of the same year he was appointed Minister of Defense of the Templar Nation.
Accreditation UUN – Unrepresented United Nations
“I wish all of you, dear fellow citizens of the Templar Nation, my best wishes for a happy and serene New Year, wherever you are”.
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Equality and inclusion are fine words, but facts are needed.