General Bertrand Ract-Madoux French Army Chief of Staff Age: 59 Birthplace: Saumur, France Education: Graduate of the Saint-Cyr academy for army officers; and alumnus of the Institut des Hauts Etudes de Defense National and the Centre des Hautes Etudes Militaires war college. Background: Chose the cavalry after graduating. Held a wide variety of positions in regiments and army HQ before a first overseas experience in late 1991 in the Balkans. In 1995 became commander of ...


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