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Lieutenant General Alexander Sollfrank

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Born in Fürth, Germany on 7 December 1966, 

Married, two children

Lieutenant General Alexander Sollfrank assumed command of the Joint Support and Enabling Command March 17, 2022.

He joined the German Army by being commissioned into Armoured Infantry Battalion 112 in 1986.

He commanded troops on various levels: He served as Commander Special Forces Command, as Commander Mountain Infantry Brigade 23, as Commander Mountain Infantry Battalion 232. He commanded a Light Infantry Company, a Mountain Infantry and an Armoured Infantry Platoon.

In Operations as a Battalion Commander he commanded the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) Regional Command North (RC N) in Afghanistan (ISAF) in 2008/9 and prior to that the Operational Reserve Force Battalion (ORF) in the Balkans with deployments to Bosnia-Herzegowina (EUFOR) and to Kosovo (KFOR) in 2007. As a Mountain Infantry Platoon Leader he served in Somalia during UNOSOM II in 1993/4.

As a Staff Officer, among others, he served at Federal Ministry of Defense, at DEU Operations Command and at DEU Army Training and Doctrine Command. He was the G3 10th Panzer Division as well as the Chief of Staff of Specialized Operations Division/Rapid Forces Division.

From 2018 until 2021 he was Chief of Staff German Army Command.

As an Instructor he served training Officer Cadets at Infantry School, as well as an Instructor and Tutor for Students at General Staff Officers' Course at German Armed Forces Command and Staff College in Hamburg.

His studies included Political and Social Science at the Bundeswehr University in Munich, courses at the University of Texas in Austin and the completion of the 42nd Command and General Staff Officers' Course at the German Armed Forces Command and Staff College in Hamburg.

Medals and Decorations

  • Bundeswehr Cross of Honour for Exemplary Service in silver

  • Gold Cross of Honour of the Bundeswehr

  • Silver Cross of Honour of the Bundeswehr

  • Bronze Cross of Honour of the Bundeswehr

  • ISAF Service Medal

  • ORF Service Medal

  • EUFOR Service Medal

  • KFOR Service Medal

  • UN Service Medal UNOSOM

  • NATO Service Medal

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