Günter Weiler

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Günter Weiler in conversation with Iris Berben at the Quadriga 2010 award ceremony

Günter Friedrich Weiler (* 27. April 1951 in Duisburg ) is a lieutenant general of the army of the Bundeswehr in retirement. In his last assignment, he was Deputy Inspector General of the German Armed Forces and Commissioner for Reservist Affairs from September 16, 2010 to April 9, 2013 .

Military career

Training and first uses

Weiler joined the Bundeswehr in 1969 with the 44th Panzer Battalion in Arolsen . In the army branch he completed his training as a tank officer and was deployed as a platoon leader of an armored train from 1974 and then as an intelligence officer ( S2 ). In 1976, Captain Weiler took over the post of company commander of the 2nd Company of Panzer Battalion 54 (later 64) in Wolfhagen .

Service as a staff officer

From 1982 to 1984 Weiler completed the general staff course at the command academy of the Bundeswehr in Hamburg . Subsequently, he was promoted to major and transferred to Münster , where he served in the staff of the 1st Corps under the command of Lieutenant General Gerhard Wachter as a general staff officer for exercise processing. A year later, Weiler was transferred again and served from 1985 to 1987 as General Staff Officer for Operations and Training and Chief of Staff (G3) of the Panzer Grenadier Brigade 30 in Ellwangen under the command of Colonels Klaus Naumann and Konrad Bader .

In 1987, Lieutenant Colonel Weiler was transferred to the Bonn Federal Ministry of Defense , where he served until 1989 as a military policy advisor in the planning staff of the Federal Ministry of Defense under the leadership of Ministerial Director Hans Rühle . Subsequently, he took over command of the tank battalion 184 in Boostedt and led this until 1991. After this troop command, Weiler was transferred to the Hamburg leadership academy and served there as a lecturer for troop leadership and tutor of the general staff course.

In 1992, Weiler returned to the Bonn Ministry of Defense and served there from 1992 to 1994 as press officer for the Army Inspector , at that time Lieutenant General Helge Hansen . In 1994 Colonel Weiler initially served as deputy adjutant and then until 1997 as adjutant to the Federal Minister of Defense Volker Rühe ( CDU ).

Service in the rank of general

On 5 September 1997 Weiler took over in Erfurt by Wolfgang Schneiderhan command of the armored brigade 39 and led it until its dissolution on 30 September 2001. During this assignment he who graduated in 1998 as part of SFOR a foreign assignment in Bosnia and Herzegovina . Here he served as the commander of the Multinational Brigade Center in Rajlovac . As the commander of Panzer Brigade 39, he was appointed Brigadier General in 1999 .

In 2001, Weiler was transferred to Berlin and served there until 2005 as the first deputy head of the planning staff under the leadership of Lieutenant General Wolfgang Schneiderhan and Franz HU Borkenhagen . On March 1, 2005, Weiler in Neubrandenburg took over command of the 14th Panzer Grenadier Division with the appointment of Major General from Christian Trull . He led this command for a year and handed it over to Bruno Kasdorf in April 2006 .

Due to the dismissal of the Deputy Inspector of the Army , Jürgen Ruwe , in January 2006, Weiler took over this position on March 1, 2006 and was appointed Lieutenant General. After four years, he handed this post over to Bruno Kasdorf in autumn 2010.

Weiler himself took over from Lieutenant General Johann-Georg Dora on September 16, 2010 the post of Deputy Inspector General of the Bundeswehr and was retired on April 9, 2013 with a big tattoo.


Weiler is married and has two sons.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ BMVg press and information staff (ed.): Personnel changes in top military positions . Berlin April 3, 2006, p. 1 ( PDF ( Memento from May 1, 2006 in the Internet Archive ) [accessed on April 3, 2016]).
  2. Big tattoo: Bundeswehr says goodbye to Lieutenant General Günter Weiler. BMVg Press and Information Office, April 5, 2013, accessed on April 3, 2016 .