|Allegiance French Army|
Name Nicolas Nen
|Battles/wars War in Afghanistan|
Years of service 1989-
|Commands held 27e BCAGroupement tactique interarmes de Kapisa|
Awards Knight of the Legion d'honneurCroix de la Valeur MilitaireBronze Star Medal
Battles and wars War in Afghanistan
Le Nen joined Saint-Cyr in 1986, and chose Infantry after graduation. After a year at the École d'application de l'infanterie, he joined the 27ème bataillon de chasseurs alpins in Annecy, and later in Perpignan as a unit commander.
Rising to lieutenant-colonel, he served at the Army headquarter under General Yves Crene from 1999 to 2002, under general Bernard Thorette from 2002 to 2006, and under general Bruno Cuche from 2006 to 2007
On 31 August 2007, Le Nen was promoted to colonel and took command of the 27 BCA, for two years.