Commander (Captain sel.) Nicolas Liche served on various ships in the German Navy and as Squadron Commander of the 1st German Corvette Squadron. In Operations, he served as Chief of Staff and later as Commander of the German contingent in UNIFIL.
Besides his time in the German fleet, he had appointments in the EU Military Staff and in the Federal Ministry of Defence, most recently as staff officer in the office of the German Chief of Defence. Commander Liche is currently Branch Head for Plans and Policy in the 1st Flotilla of the German Navy.
He is a graduate of the French Collège Interarmées de Défence in Paris and the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
Commander Liche is married and has two children. He loves gardening, chain sawing and is a (very) amateur singer.