Lieutenant Colonel Stephan “Steve” Jacobsen is Desk Officer to the Director of NATO’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Non-Proliferation Centre, a political office at NATO’s Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. He began his military career in 1987 as an Officer Cadet of the German Armed Forces CBRN Corps, served as Platoon Leader and Commander of a CBRN Defence Company, Instructor at the German CBRN Defence School as well as a CBRN Advisor for an Armored Brigade and for the German Ministry of Defence. He successfully participated in the U.S. Captain Career Course in Fort McClellan, Alabama, and the Staff Officer Career Courses at the German Armed Forces Staff College. As Company Commander during the SFOR mission in the Balkans (2001), Member of the Prototype CBRN Joint Assessment Team for NRF (2003), Base Commander during the EU Congo mission in Gabon, Africa (2006) and Chief Force Protection during ISAF in Afghanistan (2012) he gained the specific necessary experience for his current work. He joined NATO Headquarters’ International Staff in April 2013 and serves as the Secretary for NATO’s Committee on Proliferation in Defence format, the highest senior advisory body for the North Atlantic Council.