Daniel Baumgartner

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Daniel Baumgartner (born December 2, 1961 in Frauenfeld , authorized to reside in Aadorf ) is a Swiss professional officer ( corps commander ).


Baumgartner did an apprenticeship as a miller and later worked as a plant manager. In 1988 he joined the corps of career officers and held positions in various schools, including commanding the logistics officers' school in Bern. Most recently he was chief of army planning and deputy chief of the army staff. From October 1, 2010 to June 30, 2015, he was chief of the army's logistics base . Since July 1, 2015, he has been in the position of assigned senior staff officer / further development of army training . At the Federal Council meeting on March 4, 2016, he was appointed Army Commander on April 1, 2016, succeeding Dominique Andrey . In January 2017, Baumgartner took over the training command in the further development of the army while being promoted to corps commander .

On April 10, 2019, the Federal Council appointed Baumgartner as Defense Attaché in Washington with effect from January 1, 2020 .

Military functions

As a militia officer, Daniel Baumgartner had the following functions:

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Appointment of the Army Commander . Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sport. March 4, 2016. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Retrieved March 6, 2016. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.vbs.admin.ch
  2. DDPS : Appointment of Senior Staff Officers of the Army , accessed on November 28, 2016
  3. ^ Appointment of corps commander Baumgartner as defense attaché in Washington. The Federal Council, April 10, 2019, accessed on April 10, 2019 .