Hans-Hubertus Mack

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Colonel Hans-Hubertus Mack (left, with the Inspector General of the Bundeswehr, General Volker Wieker , 2012)

Hans-Hubertus Mack (* 31 December 1954 in Friedrichshafen ) is a German officer in the army ( Colonel Ret. ) And educationalists .

From 2010 to 2012 he was head of the Military History Research Office and from 2013 to 2017 he was in command of the Center for Military History and Social Sciences of the Bundeswehr .


Mack joined the German Army in 1974 as an army officer candidate . He was then trained as a troop officer in the infantry and studied education from 1976 to 1980 at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Neubiberg. In 1991 he became a student of Friedemann Maurer at the University of Augsburg with a dissertation on Humanistic Mindset and Educational Efforts. Using the example of Heinrich Loriti Glarean (1488–1563) as Dr. phil. PhD.

From 1980 he was platoon commander and company commander of armored infantry units and later battalion commander of Jägerbataillon 101 in Pfullendorf , as a defense history teacher and later as a lecture hall leader and tactics teacher at the army officers' school in Hanover, as a consultant for military history and tradition in the command staff of the armed forces (Fü S) in the Federal Ministry in defense and as a lecturer in security policy at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

In 2003 he was transferred to the Military History Research Office (MGFA) in Potsdam, where he was initially responsible for the field of historical education, from 2004 to 2010 he was head of the “Training, Information, Specialized Studies” (AIF) department and the position of deputy Office heads took over and acted as head of office himself from 2010 to 2012. From 2013 he was in command of the successor institution, the Center for Military History and Social Sciences of the Bundeswehr (ZMSBw). On September 29, 2017, he was released from his duties as commander of the ZMSBw with a solemn handover appeal and retired on September 30th. His successor as commander ZMSBw is sea captain Jörg Hillmann .

As head of office he also became president of the German section of the International Commission for Military History (CIHM). From 2010 he was co-editor of the historical journal Military History Journal (MGZ) of the MGFA / ZMSBw. Mack published a. a. in the Gneisenau papers and in the magazine for inner guidance . He was also a member of the examination board of the Master’s degree in Military Studies at the Historical Institute of the University of Potsdam .

Mack is married and has five children.

Fonts (selection)

  • Humanistic mindset and educational efforts. Using the example of Heinrich Loriti Glarean (1488–1563) . Klinkhardt, Bad Heilbrunn 1992, ISBN 3-7815-0708-4 .
  • Edited with Klaus-Jürgen Bremm , Martin Rink : Decided for Peace. 50 years of the Bundeswehr. 1955 to 2005 . Rombach, Freiburg 2005, ISBN 3-7930-9438-3 .
  • Ed .: The NVA and the Hungarian People's Army in the Warsaw Pact (= Potsdam writings on military history , Volume 15). MGFA, Potsdam 2011, ISBN 978-3-941571-15-0 .
  • Edited with Christian Ortner : The Central Powers and the First World War. Symposium June 16-18, 2014. Acta . Verlag Militaria, Vienna 2016, ISBN 978-3-902526-77-9 .
  • Edited with Jörg Echternkamp : History without borders? European dimensions of military history from the 19th century to the present day . Commissioned by the Center for Military History and Social Sciences of the Bundeswehr, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, Berlin 2017, ISBN 978-3-11-041118-8 .

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. Hans-Hubertus Mack: Foreword . In: Ders .: Humanistic mindset and educational efforts. Using the example of Heinrich Loriti Glarean (1488–1563) . Bad Heilbrunn 1992, p. 5.
  2. Markus Pöhlmann : The Bundeswehr Center for Military History and Social Sciences is under new leadership . In: Portal Militärgeschichte , June 27, 2017, URL: http://portal-militaergeschichte.de/node/1767 (last accessed on July 2, 2017).
  3. Heiner Bröckermann: Castles, Fortifications and Bunkers Conference of the German Commission for Military History Potsdam, March 14-15 , 2011 . In: AHF-Information , No. 64, March 22, 2011, p. 1 ( PDF ( Memento of February 25, 2014 in the Internet Archive )).