Captain Marius Kristiansen is an active duty Norwegian Army Officer. He has been a member of he Norwegian Armed Forces since 2001, and he has served both in the Norwegian Navy and the Norwegian Army. He holds a B.A. in Military Leadership and Land Warfare from the Norwegian Military Academy, an Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies from the University of St. Andrews, and is now currently pursuing a M.S. in Defense Analysis at Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.