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Volker Wieker

Volker Wieker, German career military officer. Decorated Bundeswehr Foreign Duty medal (Implementation Force ), North Atlantic Treaty Organization Service medal, Gold Cross Honor of Bundeswehr, Bundeswehr Foreign Duty medal (KFOR), Order Merit Bulgaria, Bundeswehr Foreign Duty medal (ISAF).

Background

  • Wieker, Volker was born on March 1, 1954 in Delmenhorst, Lower Saxony, Germany.

  • Education

    • Student in surveying, Munich, 1976—1980. Student in command and general staff officer training, Bundeswehr Command and Staff College, Hamburg, Germany, 1987—1989. Student command and general staff officer course, United States Army, Fort Leavenworth, 1991—1992.

    Career

    • Joined Bundeswehr (German Federal Defense Force), 1974, assigned to armoured artillery battalion 315 Wildeshausen, Germany, 1974—1976, second lieutenant, 1977—1979, first lieutenant, 1979—1984, battery officer and Commander armoured artillery battalion 315 Wildeshausen, Germany, 1980—1987. Captain Federal Ministry Defense, 1984—1990, major, 1990—1993. Operations and training staff officer with armoured brigade 21 Bundeswehr (German Federal Defense Force), Augustdorf, Germany, 1992—1993, lieutenant colonel, 1993—1997, Commander armoured brigade 21 Augustdorf, 1993—1996, operations and training staff officer, chief of operations Center of German Army Contingent Implementation Force Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1996, colonel, 1997—2002, head Army development working group at Army Staff in Bonn and Commander armoured brigade 40 Mecklenburg Schwerin, 1999—2002, Commander KFOR multinational brigade south and German national commander-in-chief Prizren, Kosovo, 2001, brigadier general, 2002—2004, chief of staff Army Office Cologne, 2002—2004, Army chief staff Bonn, 2004—2007, major general, 2004—2008, deputy Commander 1 German/Netherlands corps Münster, Germany, 2007—2008.

      Lieutenant general Federal Ministry Defense, 2008—2010. Commander 1 German/Netherlands corps, chief staff ISAF Bundeswehr (German Federal Defense Force), Kabul, Afghanistan, 2008—2010, general, since 2010, chief of defense, since 2010. Assistant branch chief personnel directorate Federal Ministry Defense, Bonn, Germany, 1989—1991, assistant branch chief (executive group) Germany, 1996—1997, senior military assistant to the federal minister defense Germany, 1997—1999.

    Connections

    • Married Sabine Wieker. 2 children.
    • spouse: Sabine Wieker
    Volker Wieker
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    Born March 1, 1954
    (age 63)
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    • 1974 - 1976
      Joined Bundeswehr (German Federal Defense Force)
      Germany
    • 1974
      Joined Bundeswehr (German Federal Defense Force)
    • 1977 - 1979
      Joined Bundeswehr (German Federal Defense Force)
    • 1979 - 1984
      Joined Bundeswehr (German Federal Defense Force)
    • 1984 - 1990
      captain Federal Ministry Defense
      Major, Santa Catarina, Brazil
    • 1989 - 1991
      assistant, branch chief personnel directorate Federal Ministry Defense
      Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
    • 1990 - 1993
      captain Federal Ministry Defense
      Major, Santa Catarina, Brazil
    • 1992 - 1993
      operations and training staff officer, with armoured brigade 21 Bundeswehr (German Federal Defense Force)
      Augustdorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
    • 1993 - 1997
      operations and training staff officer, with armoured brigade 21 Bundeswehr (German Federal Defense Force)
    • 1993 - 1996
      operations and training staff officer, with armoured brigade 21 Bundeswehr (German Federal Defense Force)
    • 1997 - 2002
      operations and training staff officer, with armoured brigade 21 Bundeswehr (German Federal Defense Force)
    • 2001
      operations and training staff officer, with armoured brigade 21 Bundeswehr (German Federal Defense Force)
      Kosovo, Serbia
    • 2002 - 2004
      operations and training staff officer, with armoured brigade 21 Bundeswehr (German Federal Defense Force)
    • 2002 - 2004
      operations and training staff officer, with armoured brigade 21 Bundeswehr (German Federal Defense Force)
    • 2004 - 2007
      operations and training staff officer, with armoured brigade 21 Bundeswehr (German Federal Defense Force)
    • 2004 - 2008
      operations and training staff officer, with armoured brigade 21 Bundeswehr (German Federal Defense Force)
    • 2007 - 2008
      operations and training staff officer, with armoured brigade 21 Bundeswehr (German Federal Defense Force)
      Germany
    • 2008 - 2010
      Commander 1 German/Netherlands corps
      Kabul, Kabol, Afghanistan
    • 2008 - 2010
      lieutenant general Federal Ministry Defense
    • 2010
      Commander 1 German/Netherlands corps
      General, Cebu, Philippines
    • 2010
      Commander 1 German/Netherlands corps
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