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Germany National Military Representative

Brigadier General Gerhard Ernst-Peter Klaffus

Name:  Gerhard Ernst-Peter Klaffus
Date of Birth:  3 February 1964
Personal:  Married to Ines, 4 children
Languages:  German, English, French, basics in Italian


1983Joined the Bundeswehr as an officer candidate, InfBn 542, Bexbach
1984 - 1987Study of Economics and Management, Helmut-Schmidt- University, Hamburg
1988 - 1990Platoon Leader, 3rd Coy, 132nd ArmdInfBn, Wetzlar
1990 - 1991S2 officer, 132nd ArmdInfBn, Wetzlar
1991 - 1992Coy cdr 3rd/ 132nd ArmdInfBn, Wetzlar
1992 - 1994Coy cdr 3rd/ 32nd ArmdInfBn, Nienburg
1994 - 1996Instructor at the Armor school, Munster
1996 - 1998Student, 39th Nat. Command and General Staff Course, Hamburg
1999 - 2000FRA General staff course, 113th CSEM, 7th CID, Paris, FRA
2000 - 2002Deputy army attaché, DEU embassy, Paris, FRA
2002 - 2003G3 Op at HQ 14th ArmdInfDiv, Neubrandenburg
2004 - 2006Cdr 182nd ArmdInfBn, Bad Segeberg
2006 - 2009Desk officer for the DEU contribution to ISAF, MilPolDiv, MinDef, Berlin
2009 - 2011XO to COS at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, BEL
2011 - 2012Student at Centre des Hautes Études Militaires and Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale, Paris, FRA
2013 - 2015Deputy Cdr DEU FRA Brig/Cdr DEU contingent, Müllheim
2015 - 2018Military and defence police advisor to the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin
2020Preparation for future assignment
2020 - 2023Defence attaché, DEU embassy, Paris, FRA
2023National Military Representative to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, BEL


11/03 - 06/04G3 Op, HQ DEU/ITA BG, SFOR, Sarajevo, BIH
01/13 - 07/13DCOS Stability, HQ RC North, ISAF, Mazar-e-Sharif, AFG
08/18 - 08/19COM TAAC North, HQ TAAC North, RSM, Mazar-e-Sharif, AFG


Bundeswehr Cross of Honor – silver
Bundeswehr Cross of Honor – gold
Bundeswehr Deployment Medal SFOR – bronze
Bundeswehr Deployment Medal ISAF – bronze
Bundeswehr Deployment Medal RSM – bronze
Bundeswehr Deployment Medal RSM – silver NATO Non-Article 5 Medal Balkans
NATO Non Article 5 Medal ISAF
NATO Non Article 5 Medal AFG
Cross of Remembrance for Peace Operations, ITA
National Defence Medal in gold, FRA
Commander of the Order of the Crown, BEL
Commander of the Royal Order of the Polar Star, SWE
Officer of the Legion of Merit, USA

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