Henrik Larsen is a Brigadier-General in the Royal Danish Air Force with more than 39 years of service. He has held multiple national and international senior and command positions including several NATO Headquarters assignments, the United Nations and also Commanding Officer of the Danish Air Tactical Wing, the Air Force Training Centre and Division Head of Joint Operations at Defense Command in Denmark. He also served as the aide-de-camp to the Danish Queen. Been deployed as the Senior Military Advisor to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan from 2011 to 2012. He is a 1997 US Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama graduate.
As a Senior National Representative, he is currently directing the Danish Liaison Element as part of the United States Central Command Coalition, whose work includes promoting peace and stability in the Central Command area of responsibility. He also serves as the Coalition Chairman and his leadership and coordination actions on behalf of Denmark contribute directly to international coalition efforts to address destabilizing issues in the Middle East region and around the world.
Henrik Larsen is married to Sanne. Three children (Julie, Catrine and Nikolai) and three grandchildren.