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Studies in Political Science, International Relations, Harvard University (1992-1993); Three month training position with the Danish United Nations mission in New York (1994); Master in Political Science from the University of Aarhus, Denmark (1995); First Secretary to the Danish Embassy in Paris (1998-1999)
The Royal Life Guard (1986); Army Reserve Officers training with the Royal Guard Hussars’ Regiment (1987-1988); Graduated as Frogman from the Royal Danish Navy Frogman Corps (1995) - equivalent to Special Boat Service (Royal Marines) or US Navy Seals; Active service as Frogman (1996-1998); Training at the Royal Danish Defence College (2001-2002); Commander (Navy) and Major (Army, Air Force) (2002); Staff Officer, Defence Commanci Denmark (2002-2003); Senior lecturer with the Institute of Strategy at the Royal Danish Defence College (2003); Commander Senior Grade (Navy), Lieutenant Colonel (Army, Air Force) (2004); Commander (Navy), Colonel (Army, Air Force) (2010); Rear Admiral (Navy), Major General (Army, Air Force) (2015)
Sailing, tennis, running, golf, triathlon, skiing
Participated in an expedition to Mongolia (1986) and in "Expedition Sirius 2000" - a four-month and 2.795 km dogsled expedition in the northern part of Greenland; Patron of a great many national organisations, institutions and foundations; Honorary member of various associations and societies
Member of the following Commissions: Sport for All (2010-2015), Coordination for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in 2018 in PyeongChang (2011-), Olympic Programme (2014-2015), Sport and Environment (2014-2015), Sustainability and Legacy (2015-), Sport and Active Society (2015-), Coordination for the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2020 in Lausanne (2015-)