Edwin de Wolf
Edwin de Wolf started his military career in January 1990 at the Royal Military School. After his training he became group commander and instructor with 41 Armoured Infantry Battalion Stoottroepen. In this position, he was responsible for training and leading ten soldiers, so that they could be deployed under all circumstances. After this position, Edwin was placed with 12 Infantry Battalion Air Assault. Also here as group commander but then within the Airmobile Brigade. In this leadership position, he was also responsible for training and leading ten soldiers. During this position, he was deployed, under severe operational conditions, during a crisis management operation in Bosnia. During a patrol he led, Edwin ended up on an anti-personnel mine. As a result, he was temporarily blind and deaf and his leg was broken. Arterial bleeding caused Edwin to lose an excessive amount of blood. Edwin survived due to teamwork and the correct reaction of all patrol members. From 1996 to the present, Edwin has held various management and staff positions within the Royal Netherlands Army and the Defense Support Command. For example, he was a staff member at the Regional Military Command East and North and an Account Manager.
Edwin currently works as a manager at the Military Rehabilitation Center Aardenburg. In this position he leads a team of twenty specialists from Orthopedie Techniek Aardenburg. In this position, he is responsible for all aspects of personnel, equipment, finance and the work process organization to ensure that high-quality medical instruments can be provided to civilian and military clients. These aids consist of artificial legs and arms, braces etc.