Thomas Rathsack

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Thomas Rathsack
Born 1967 (age 5051)
AllegianceFlag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Service/branch Flag of Denmark (state).svg Royal Danish Army
Years of service 1985-1994; 2001-2008
Rank Sergeant First Class
Service number Jaeger nr. 229
Unit Royal Life Guards (1985-1990)
Hunter Corps (1990-1994)(2001-2008)
Battles/wars Operation Enduring Freedom
Awards Streamer PUC Army.PNG Presidential Unit Citation
Other work Jæger – i krig med eliten
Shadow Army
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Website Official Website

Thomas Rathsack is a lecturer and former member of the Danish special forces unit, Jægerkorpset.



Thomas Rathsack served with the Royal Life Guards as sergeant before getting accepted into the Jægerkorpset in 1990. [1] After serving, he worked as a civilian with photography and IT, before reenlisting after September 11 attacks. [1] He wrote a book about his experience as a special forces soldier in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, titled Jæger – i krig med eliten (Jaeger: At War with Denmark's Elite Special Forces), which was widely talked about and criticized. [2] [3] He now works as a lecturer. [1] In 2017, he starred in a TV2 produced TV show, which put 30 men through Jægerkorpset like physical tests, to show the extreme conditions aspirants have to endure to get accepted. [4]

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The Royal Life Guards is a mechanized infantry regiment of the Danish Army, founded in 1658 by King Frederik III. The primary task is to provide a number of soldiers from the Guard Company to serve as a guard/ceremonial unit to the Danish monarchy, while training the Royal Guards for various functions in the mobilisation force. Until its disbandment, the Royal Horse Guards, served the role as the mounted guard/ceremonial unit, afterwards the role was taken over by Guard Hussar Regiment Mounted Squadron. During the time period 1684-1867, the Royal Life Guards were called The Royal Foot Guard, in order to distinguish between the regiment and the Royal Horse Guards.

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  1. 1 2 3 Rathsack, Thomas. "Thomas Rathsack". (in Danish). Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  2. Andreas Lindqvist, "Politiken udgiver omstridt bog", Politiken, 15 September 2009 (Accessed 28 March 2010) (Danish)
  3. Nick Collins, "Special forces soldier's book causes storm in Denmark",, 23 September 2009, accessed 28 March 2010
  4. Clante, Caroline (4 January 2017). "Rathsack in New TV2 Program: This is How Though Jægerkorpset is". Ekstra Bladet (in Danish). JP/Politikens Hus A/S . Retrieved 27 January 2017.
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