By Decree of 1 July 2015, published in the Official Journal of 5 July 2015, Georges-Henri Mouton has been appointed Deputy Director-General of the Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) in charge of defence-related missions.
He succeeds Vice Admiral Michel Brière who held the position at IRSN from July 2003.
Born in 1957, Vice Admiral Georges-Henri Mouton is a graduate of the French Naval Academy and of the Joint Service Defense College. He was notably commander of the nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) "Casabianca" and of the ballistic missile submarine "Triomphant" (2007-2009). Between 2007 and 2009, he was Head of the "Nuclear Forces" Division of the Defence Staff. He then became nuclear weapons inspector (2009-2010) and commander of Submarine Forces and of the Strategic Oceanic Force (2010-2012). From April 2012 to June 30, 2015, Vice Admiral Georges-Henri Mouton was Deputy Secretary General for National Defence and Security (SGDSN).
The Deputy Director-General of IRSN in charge of defence-related missions, alongside Jacques Repussard, the Director General of the Institute, will implement missions related to the protection and control of nuclear materials, as well as to the protection of nuclear facilities and transport of radioactive and fissile materials against malicious acts.