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Lieutenant General Jürgen Knappe

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Born in Barmstedt, Germany on 13 February 1957, 

Married, two children

1977 Entry into the Bundeswehr and basic training in the German Air Force Training Regiment in Roth, Germany

1977 Officer's course at the Air Force Officer School in Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany

1978 Practical field training as a team leader with Air Force security squadron »S« at Fighter Bomber Wing 31 »B«, Nörvenich, Germany

1978 Educated in pedagogics at Bundeswehr University, Hamburg, Germany: graduated in education

1982 Platoon leader with 8th coy/Air Force Training Regiment 2, Budel, the Netherlands

1984 Personnel officer with the Missile Wing Task Group, Geilenkirchen, Germany

1986 Company commander with 16th coy/German Air Force Training Regiment 2, Ulmen, Germany

1986 Military aide to the Chief of Staff, Air Force with the Air Staff, Federal Ministry of Defense, Bonn, Germany

1989 Attended the 34th general staff officer course at the Bundeswehr Command and Staff College in Hamburg, Germany

1991 ACOS A1 (personnel management) with the German Air Force Training Command, Cologne-Wahn, Germany

1993 Assistant chief of branch (personnel structure planning), Air Staff with the Federal Ministry of Defense, Bonn, Germany

1995 Assistant chief of branch (organizational doctrine), Air Staff with the Federal Ministry of Defense, Bonn, Germany

1997 Commander, Air Base Group, Fighter Bomber Wing 33, Cochem, Germany

1999 Assistant chief of branch (personnel policy) for personnel, social services and central affairs with the Federal Ministry of Defense, Bonn

2000 Assistant director III, structural planning, with the Air Force Office in the Division of Personnel Structure, Organization, Controlling, Cost Reduction and Rationalization, Cologne-Wahn, Germany

2003 Division chief with the Air Force Office, Division of Personnel Structure, Organization, Controlling, Cost Reduction and Rationalization, Cologne-Wahn, Germany

2004 Chief of branch (organization, Air Force structure) with the Air Staff, Federal Ministry of Defense, Bonn, Germany

2006 Chief of branch (personnel management of Air Force colonels/generals) with the Federal Ministry of Defense, Bonn, Germany

2009 Deputy Commander, Military District Command II, Mainz, Germany

2011 Chairman of establishment committee, then head of establishment staff of the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Personnel Management, Cologne, Germany

2012 Executive general and division chief of division I in the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Personnel Management, Cologne, Germany

2015 Commander, Bundeswehr Territorial Tasks Command, Berlin, Germany

2018 Commander Multinational Joint Headquarters Ulm, Germany

2019 Commander Joint Support and Enabling Command and Multinational Joint Headquarters Ulm, Germany

Medals and Decorations

  • Gold Cross of Honor of the Bundeswehr

  • Silver Cross of Honor of the Bundeswehr

  • ISAF Service Medal

  • NATO Service Medal

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