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Commander

 Lieutenant General Jürgen-Joachim von Sandrart

The Corps Commander's primary mission is to prepare the Corps to carry out the full range of military operations throughout the area of responsibility and beyond.

Born on 6 June 1962 in Lingen (Ems), Germany.
Joined the Bundeswehr on 1 July 1982.

1 July 1982

Conscript with Tank Battalion 84 / Lüneburg

1 August 1983

Commencement of line officer career

1983-1984

Officer training with Tank Battalion 183 / Boostedt

1984-1988

Student of economics and organisation at Helmut Schmidt University / Hamburg

1988-1992

Platoon leader and intelligence officer with Tank Demonstration Battalion 94 / Munster

1992-1993

Company commander with Tank Battalion 84 / Lüneburg

1993-1996

Company commander with Tank Demonstration Battalion 93 / Munster

1996-1998

Student on National General/Admiral Staff Officer Course, Bundeswehr Command and Staff College / Hamburg

1998-2001

General staff officer (G6 Op) at HQ Eurocorps / Strasbourg

2001-2003

Division chief (G3) and Chief of Staff of Armoured Infantry Brigade 7 / Hamburg

2003-2005

Commander, Tank Demonstration Battalion 93 / Munster

2005-2009

Assistant Chief of Military Policy Branch, Armed Forces Staff, FMoD / Berlin

2009-2012

Division chief (G3) with 1st Armoured Division / Hanover

2012-2013

Chief of Branch SE II 1 (Afghanistan mission and Asia-Oceania), Directorate-General for Strategy and Operations, FMoD / Berlin

2013-2016

Commander, Armoured Infantry Brigade 41 / Torgelow

2016-2017

Division chief (J7) and Deputy Chief of Staff, DEU SHAPE Detachment, Mons / Belgium

2010-2017

Head of Office of the Chief of Defence, FMoD / Berlin

Since April 2018

Commander 1st Armoured Division



Decorations

  • Bronze Bundeswehr Foreign Duty Medal (SFOR) (1999)
  • NATO Medal (FORMER YUGOSLAVIA) (2002)
  • Gold Cross of Honour of the Bundeswehr (2004)
  • Bronze Bundeswehr Foreign Duty Medal (ISAF AFG) (2011)
  • NATO Medal (ISAF AFG) (2011)
  • Bundeswehr Combat Action Medal (ISAF AFG) (2011)

Operational Deployments

  • SFOR: CJ5, DEU Detachment, HQ SFOR, Sarajevo / Bosnia-Herzegovina
    (06/1999 – 12/1999)
  • EUFOR / SFOR: MA to COS, DEU Detachment, HQ MND South-West, Mostar / Bosnia-Herzegovina (05/2002 – 12/2002)
  • ISAF: Senior Mentor of 209th ANA Corps / 25th German Contingent ISAF, Mazar-e-Sharif / Afghanistan (01/2011 – 07/2011)

Promotions

  • Second Lieutenant (1986)
  • Lieutenant (1989)
  • Captain (1992)
  • Major (1998)
  • Lieutenant Colonel (2001)
  • Colonel (2009)
  • Brigadier General (2014)
  • Major General (2018)
  • Lieutenant General (2021)

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