Peter van Uhm
, 15 July 1955) is the current commander-in-chief
of the military of the Netherlands
. He succeeded Dick Berlijn
on April 17 2008. Educated at the Koninklijke Militaire Academie
, van Uhm is praised for his fair and effective style of management.
Van Uhm's son, lieutenant Dennis van Uhm, was killed in a roadside bombing in Uruzgan, the southern province of Afghanistan just one day after his father's assignment.