Vice Admiral Patrick Chevallereau was the Defence Attaché of France to the United Kingdom between 2015 and 2018. Serving as the senior defence policy advisor to the French Ambassador, he managed, and implemented the bilateral relationship between the two most significant militaries in Europe.
Prior to his service in London, Vice Admiral Chevallereau served as Head of the Euro-Atlantic Division at France’s Joint HQ, working as the senior advisor to the French Chief of Defence for policy on NATO, EU, and UN Peacekeeping Operations. In this position, he also managed France’s bilateral military relations with over fifty countries.
Vice Admiral Chevallereau has a background in working across the French administration. Serving as the Deputy Secretary General for the Sea between 2011-2013, a position reporting to the French Prime Minister, he contributed to the management of inter-ministerial coordination and policy development for France’s maritime engagements. His responsibilities included oversight and policy direction of multiple maritime safety and security issues in the second largest exclusive economic zone (EEZ) worlwide.
Between 2005 and 2011, Vice Admiral Chevallereau served in various positions at NATO’s Allied Command Transformation (ACT) in the U.S., including as the Executive Assistant to NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation.
Vice Admiral Chevallereau has worked on multiple international crises throughout the course of his career. After being charged with the Kosovo crisis portfolio at Joint HQ between 1998 and 2000, he was subsequently posted to the Ministry of Defence’s Directorate for Strategic Affairs, where he became head of the Directorate’s NATO office, before undertaking Senior Course 101 at the NATO Defence College in Rome.
As a naval aviator, he participated in multiple multi-domain warfare missions in the last years of the Cold War, took part in joint operations in Africa (Chad and Somalia) and the Balkans. He commanded the 21st Maritime Patrol Aviation Squadron.
He currently works as an international consultant.