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Daniel Anrig

Daniel Anrig commander of the Swiss Guard

commander of the Swiss Guard
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A.K.A. Anrig, Daniel Rudolf Anrig
Countries Switzerland
Occupations Military officer
Gender male
Birth 10 July 1972 (Walenstadt)
Star sign CancerCancer
Education University of Fribourg
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Daniel Rudolf Anrig (born 10 July 1972) was the thirty fourth Commandant of the Pontifical Swiss Guard, appointed by Pope Benedict XVI on 19 August 2008, He replaced Elmar Mäder who had served as Commandant of the Swiss Guard since 2002. He was succeeded by Christoph Graf as his term ended on 31 January 2015 and was not extended by Pope Francis.

Anrig was born in Walenstadt (Canton of St. Gallen), Switzerland. He is married and has four children. Anrig served as halberdier in the Swiss Guard between 1992 and 1994. He graduated in civil and ecclesiastical law from the University of Fribourg in 1999.

Anrig held the rank of a captain in the Swiss Army. He was head of criminal police in the canton of Glarus, from 2002 to 2006 when he became commanding general of the police body of the canton of Glarus. Since July 2015 Anrig has been head of a section of the Zürich Airport corps of Kantonspolizei Zürich.

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