By Royal Decree Pieter van Vollenhoven, Colonel of the Royal Netherlands Air Force Reserve, Aide-de-Camp Extraordinary to His Majesty The King, has been promoted to the rank of Commodore titulair.
Commodore Van Vollenhoven was given his new épaulettes in the presence of his spouse HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and of his third son HH Prince Pieter-Christiaan van Oranje-Nassau, Van Vollenhoven, Colonel of the Royal Marechaussee Reserve.
The épaulettes were attached by Lieutenant-General J. D. Luyt, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Netherlands Air Force and by Rear Admiral L.H.I. Brummelaar, Chief of the Military House of The King, Aide-de-Camp General.
Commodore Van Vollenhoven started in 1966 at the Juridical Department of the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Netherlands Air Force.
In 1967 Van Vollenhoven enrolled in the course to obtain a military license to fly as helicopter- and light aircraft pilot. He did this at Deelen Air Base near Arnhem.
In 1968 Van Vollenhoven became reserve pilot of the 300 Squadron (77 helicopters of the type Aérospatiale Alouette III and 30 helicopters of the type Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm BO-105).
In 2005 Van Vollenhoven was promoted to the rank of Colonel of the Royal Netherlands Air Force Reserve.
In 2019 Van Vollenhoven has been promoted to the rank of Commodore titulair.