Major General Karl L E Engelbrektson is Chief of Staff Swedish Army. From 2014-2016 he was Head of Training and Education Swedish Armed Forces and 2013/14 he was chairman of the NATO Connecting Forces Initiative, Task Force; successfully negotiating new partnerships on behalf of seven nations in view of the NATO summit in Wales. 2010-13 he was the SWE Military Representative to the EU and NATO. In 2009/10 he was member of the Royal College of Defense Studies, in London. Prior to that he was senior mentor to the East African Stand By Forces. In 2005 he was assigned to set up the Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Irish and Estonian EU- battlegroup and in 2006 (to sept 2008) he was appointed to be the first Force Commander of the Nordic Battlegroup (NBG). In 2004 he was Military District Commander of the Island of Gotland. In 2003/04 he was Commanding Officer of the Swedish Battalion in Kosovo. During this command he experienced the latest Crisis in Kosovo during mid-march fights in Caglavica 2004.
Karl Engelbrektson is a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences (2006). The President of France awarded him with The Ordre National Merit in Jan 2012. Since April 2013 he is a Senior Fellow of New Westminster College, Canada. Since 2015 he is a member of Swedish Institute of Foreign Affairs.