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Career military officer

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