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.
As the highest-ranking officer of the Bundeswehr he is the government"s chief military adviser and the general ultimately in charge of its operations. Trained as an artillery officer, General Wieker served in every major foreign Bundeswehr deployment since 1996, including Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan. He passed his General Staff training at the Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr (Hamburg) in 1989, followed by the United States Army"s Command and General Staff Officer Course at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Upon his return to Germany, he was assigned as the operations officer of an armored brigade in Augustdorf.
Following battalion command with an armored artillery battalion in 1993-1996, Wieker was deployed as the operations and training officer for the German Army Contingent Implementation Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Upon his return, he was assigned to the Federal Ministry of Defence (Germany) in Bonn as Military Assistant of the Federal Minister of Defence (1997–1999).
In 1999, he led a ministerial task force on the future force structure of the German Army, before taking command of an armored infantry brigade in Schwerin later that year. From May to December 2001 Wieker deployed to Kosovo as Commander, Multinational Brigade South and Commander of the 3rd German KFOR contingent.
In July 2008, Wieker took command of the 1st General Electric/Netherlands Corps in Münster.
Two days after his promotion to four-star general on 19 January 2010, Wieker was formally appointed Chief of Staff of the Bundeswehr. Volker Wieker is married and has two children. Armed Forces Deployment Medal, Implementation Force (1996),
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, Yugoslavia (1996)
Badge of Honour of the Bundeswehr in Gold (1999)
Armed Forces Deployment Medal, KFOR (2001)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, Kosovo (2001)
Order Foreign Military Merit (Bulgaria) (2001)
Armed Forces Deployment Medal, ISAF (2010)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, ISAF (2010)
Legion of Merit (United States, 2010)
Decoration of Merit in Gold (Netherlands, 2011)
Royal Norwegian Order of Merit - Commander with Star (2012).
Grand Cross of the Royal Swedish Order of the Polar Star (2013)
Commander"s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (2014)
Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver with Star for Services to the Republic of Austria (2015).
Married Sabine Wieker. 2 children.