Chief of Staff (COS)

General Markus Kneip
 
1975    Joined the German Armed Forces as an officer candidate

1977    Platoon Leader

1979    University studies and degree in Management and Economics

1983    Platoon Leader
 
1986    Company Commander
 
1988    German General Staff Officer Course
 
1990    Desk Officer Operations and Planning, Ministry of Defence
 
1992    British General Staff Officer Course
 
1993    Chief of Staff Armoured Brigade
 
1995    Battalion Commander
 
1996    Chief Force-Training for SFOR Bosnia Herzegovina
 
1997    Planning Staff Officer, Army Staff, Ministry of Defence
 
1998    Press Officer to the Chief of Staff Army, Ministry of Defence
 
1999    Military Assistant to the Chief of Staff Army, Ministry of Defence
 
2001    Branch Chief for Plans and Policy, Ministry of Defence
 
2004    Commander Light Infantry Brigade 37, Frankenberg / Saxony
 
2006    Commander Regional Command North, Mazar-e-Sharif / Afghanistan
 
2006    Deputy Chief of Staff Plans, Policy and Operations, Ministry of Defence
 
2008    Commander 1st Armoured Division, Hannover / Lower Saxony
 
2011    Commander Regional Command North, Mazar-e-Sharif / Afghanistan
 
2012    Deputy Director-General for Strategy and Operations, Ministry of Defence
 
2013    Director-General for Strategy and Operations, Ministry of Defence
 
2015    Vice Chief of Defence, Ministry of Defence
 
General Markus Kneip is married and has two sons.
 

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