|Born||1967 (age 50–51)|
|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|
|Other work|| Jæger – i krig med eliten |
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.After serving, he worked as a civilian with photography and IT, before reenlisting after September 11 attacks. 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. He now works as a lecturer. 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.
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