Major General Inge Kampenes is a Norwegian air defense officer with a general major degree, who since 2017 is the commander of the Cyber Defense. The fighting has both national and international operational experience and staff service. He is a former fighter pilot and has been central to the work on long-term planning in the Armed Forces. Education Inge Kampenes completed pilot training at the Air Defense Flight School at Værnes in 1986, to undergo fighter aircraft training in the United States in 1987-88. He completed the Air War School in 1986 and 1991 (Part I and Part II), and the Defense Staff School in 1997 and 2004 (Part I and Part II). The fighting has also taken the command and information course at the Defense College (2007 and 2001, respectively), as well as the NATO Supervisor Course and the NATO Senior Officer Policy Course (1998 and 2014). Kampenes has also completed a doctoral course in complexity management at the University of Bergen. Career The battles have a complex military career, first as fighter jets, then from command and command positions as well as from international operations. He began his operational career as a pilot on F-16 fighter jets at 338 Squadron, Ørland Air Station (1988-1991). In 1993-1997 he was a pilot on F-5 fighter jets, at 336 Squadron, Rygge flight station, and then served as project officer in the same location. In 1997 he was commissioned as second in command of 338 squadron, until in 1999 he became the commander of the squadron, until 2000. In the period 2000 to 2002 he was assigned to the Air Operations Inspectorate; in 2004–2007 Air Defense Staff: First at the Military Advisory Department, then, as a Colonel, Head of the Development Department. From 2012 to 2017, Kampenes served as section manager for Capacity Development and Structural Development in the Ministry of Defense (FD), and was promoted to brigades. During this period, he (2014–2015) was the project manager for the preparation of the Defense Commander's Professional Military Council (FMR). Inge Kampenes has twice participated in international operations: First as second-in-command of the 338 Squadron operational element, deployed to Operation Allied Force, based in Italy during the Kosovo conflict (1998-1999); then as a liaison officer at the US Central Command (US CENTCOM) in Tampa, Florida linked to Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), during the war in Afghanistan (2002–2003). Inge Kampenes took over as head of the Cyber Defense in 2017, when he succeeded Major General Odd Egil Pedersen.