• Dutch Law: constitutional & administrative Law, Utrecht University 1996-2001
  • Law, administration and management, Utrecht University1997-2001
  • Post-academic officer training, Royal Military Academy (KMA) 2005-2007
  • Specialist training Panzer Howitzer Gun Platoon Commander (Artillery) 2007


  • Student assistant at the Centre for Policy & Management (CBM) 1998-2000
  • Project assistant Strategisch Gebiedsperspectief Vallei, School of Governance 2000-2001
  • (Senior) policy officer, Administrative Organisation Dept., Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations 2001-2005
  • Panzer Howitzer Gun Platoon Commander, 11th Regiment Horse Artillery Corps 2007-2009
  • Panzer Howitzer Detachment Commander, Battle Group 7, Tarin Kowt (Afghanistan) 2008
  • Acting field officer, attached to the director of Operations, Staff of Army Command (CLAS), Ministry of Defence 2009-2010
  • Staff officer Planning and Programming, CLAS, Ministry of Defence 2010