Louis-Michel GUILLAUME was appointed Deputy-Director General in charge of defence-related missions of the Institute of Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), by decree published in the Official Journal of 25 April 2018.
He succeeds Georges-Henri MOUTON who held the position at IRSN from July 2015.
Louis-Michel GUILLAUME, born in 1960, entered the Naval Academy in 1979. At the end of his initial training, he joined in 1981 the submarine forces where he made an operational career from 1985 to 2003 on conventional then nuclear submarines during more than 20,000 hours of diving.
His career is marked by the command of the nuclear attack submarine Saphir from 1994 to 1997 and the nuclear submarine launcher L'Indomptable between 2002 and 2003.
He exercised responsibilities in the field of preparing for the future: conducting nuclear weapons programs for the Staff of the French Navy then piloting the execution of military programming at the French Defence Staff's from 2003 to 2007.
At the end of the 60th session of the Institute of Advanced National Defence Studies, he participated in the reform of training and strategic research processes in the field of defines and security. In this context, he contributes to the creation of the Higher Council for Training and Strategic Research of which he becomes the first general director at the end of 2009.
On 1 September 2011, he was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff "Support and Finance" of the Staff of the French Navy, before assuming from 1 September 2014 to present, the command of the marine and strategic ocean force.
Louis-Michel GUILLAUME is also an INSTN engineer in atomic engineering, naval propulsion branch.