Tormod Heier is Lieutenant Colonel in the Norwegian Army and Professor at Norwegian Defence University College. He is Director Research at the Command and Staff College, Professor-II at Innland University of Applied Sciences, and Assistant Professor at the Swedish Defence University in Stockholm.
Heier has previously served in the Norwegian Army’s Brigade North, Norwegian Intelligence Service, at the Ministry of Defence, and in Afghanistan. He holds one PhD and two master’s degrees in political science and War Studies from the University of Oslo and King’s College London. Heier has published numerous books on Norwegian and European security- and defence policy, and holds regular lectures for universities and organisations.
Heier is frequently used as expert member for Swedish Higher Education Authority and Denmark’s Accreditation Institution when evaluating Scandinavian military education. He is also expert member of Nei til Atomvåpen’s Council and Norway Defence & Aerospace Cluster (NDAC). Heier was visiting fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford University in 2017, and was awarded the Ossietzky Price for Freedom of Speech the same year.