Gert Gudera

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Gert Gudera (born December 14, 1943 in Aussig / Sudetenland ) is a retired German Lieutenant General . D. of the Army of the Bundeswehr and was most recently inspector of the Army from 2001 to 2004 .

Military career

Gudera joined the Bundeswehr in 1966 as a basic military service and was then trained as an officer in the supply force. From 1968 to 1969 he served as a platoon leader and then completed a degree in business administration at the Army Academy for Mechanical Engineering (from August 1971 University of Applied Sciences 1 ) in Darmstadt .

In 1973 he was transferred to Giessen and served as a company commander in the supply battalion 330 there . From 1977 to 1979 Gudera completed general staff training at the command academy of the German Armed Forces in Hamburg and then served until 1981 first as a logistics officer (G 4) in the general staff of Panzergrenadierbrigade 13 in Wetzlar and then as a consultant in the Federal Chancellery under the direction of Manfred Lahnstein ( SPD ).

From 1981 to 1982 he completed general staff training at the British Staff College in Camberley and was then until 1985 as general staff officer for planning and organization at the III. Corps deployed in Koblenz under the command of Lieutenant General Hans-Joachim Mack . He was then transferred to Bad Mergentheim and commanded the local supply battalion 12 until 1987. From 1987 to 1988 Gudera was a consultant in the planning staff of the Federal Ministry of Defense under Federal Minister Manfred Wörner ( CDU ) and then until 1989 adjutant of the army inspector with Lieutenant General Henning von Ondarza .

From 1989 to 1991 Gudera was employed as a department head for logistics in the Defense District Command V in Stuttgart . He then took over from April 1, 1991 to March 31, 1993, the 36 Panzer Brigade in Bad Mergentheim. After this troop command he was again transferred to the Ministry of Defense in Bonn, where he served as a sub-department head for personnel matters until 1996. On October 1, 1996, Gudera, appointed major general, took over the 7th Panzer Division in Düsseldorf . At the same time he was commander in Defense Area III until September 2000. In this position he was employed in Sarajevo between December 1997 and June 1998 as Chief of Staff of the NATO Stabilization Forces under the command of the US American General Eric K. Shinseki in Bosnia and Herzegovina .

On July 1, 2000, Gudera handed over the 7th Panzer Division to Major General Jürgen Ruwe and took up the post of Deputy Inspector of the Army as Lieutenant General in Bonn on October 1 and was Helmut Willmann's deputy until March 28, 2001 , to whom he was Army Inspector succeeded.

Gudera resigned as inspector of the army on March 3, 2004 and went into retirement. The reasons for the resignation were tensions between him and the then Federal Defense Minister Peter Struck . Both were at odds about reforming the army. Gudera criticized the fact that the army had to accept the highest savings with the highest operational load of the armed forces .

He is married and has two sons.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Change at the top of the army (article by WELT of January 20, 2004; accessed on March 20, 2008)