Tony van Diepenbrugge is a major-general in the Royal Netherlands Army. After his initial Staff course at the Army Staff College in The Hague he was sent on a Peace Support Mission to Lebanon in 1981 where he worked as a member of the UNIFIL staff. In 1996-97, then colonel Van Diepenbrugge served for six months in the former Yugoslavia as director of the Joint Operation Centre of IFOR headquarters in Sarajevo. From September 2001 until September 2002 major-general Van Diepenbrugge was commander of the Multi-National Division South West in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Since October 2002 he is deputy commander in chief of the Royal Netherlands Army.