Hans Günter Engel

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Hans Günter Engel (born January 31, 1951 in Völklingen ) is a retired Brigadier General . D. of the army of the Bundeswehr . In his last employment he was the commander of the infantry school in Hammelburg and thus general of the infantry .


Military career

Training and first uses

After graduating from high school , Engel joined the Bundeswehr as an officer candidate on July 1, 1971 . Until 1973 he was trained as a hunter officer with the Jägerbataillon 471 in Bexbach . From 1973 to 1974 he completed the 36th officer course at Army Officer Schools III in Munich and I in Hanover and at the Infantry School in Hammelburg . He was then transferred back to the Bexbach Battalion, where he was deployed as a platoon leader in the 2nd Company from 1974 to 1979 . From 1979 to 1983 Captain Engel was employed as company commander and commanded the 5th Company of Jäger Battalion 162 in Wentorf (after the renaming: Panzer Grenadier Battalion 162).

Service as a staff officer

From 1983 to 1985 Engel completed the 26th national general staff course (LGAN) at the command and control academy of the Bundeswehr in Hamburg and was then promoted to major . Following this training, he was transferred to Calw , where he served under the command of Godehard Schell until 1987 in the staff of Airborne Brigade 25 as a logistics staff officer ( G4 ). From 1987 to 1989 Engel was employed as a consultant in the Bonn Federal Ministry of Defense in the command staff of the Army (FüH III 2). From 1989 to 1991, he was employed at the headquarters of the NATO Central Army Group (CENTAG) in Heidelberg , where Engel served as an operations staff officer (G3).

In 1991, Lieutenant Colonel Engel finally took over command of the Parachute Battalion 273 in Iserlohn and led it until 1993. From 1993 Engel was then used in training. At the leadership academy he was a lecturer in troop leadership and tutor of the national general staff course (LGAN) until 1995. From 1995 he took over the course management and held this until 1998.

In 1998, Colonel Engel was transferred to Sigmaringen , where he served as Chief of Staff of Defense Area V / 10th Panzer Division under the command of Karl-Heinz Lather until 2001 . During this assignment he completed his first foreign assignment in 2000 as part of the SFOR in Bosnia and Herzegovina , where he was the commander of the 1st German contingent in Rajlovac .

From 2001 to 2002 he was once again deployed to the Army Command, where he headed the Army Development Department under Chief of Staff Rolf Bernd .

On September 12, 2002, Engel took over command of Airborne Brigade 31 in Oldenburg from his fellow management academy classmate Carl-Hubertus von Butler and led it for a year. He handed this command over to Rainer Hartbrod in September 2003 . From 2003 to 2006 Engel then the Army Office in Cologne under the command of Juergen Ruwe and Wolfgang Korte Representative SASPF thus responsible for the introduction of standardized software for management purposes and.

Service in the rank of general

On April 29, 2006, Engel took over Department IV Organization in the Army Office and led it until 2010. In this role, he was appointed Brigadier General. On April 13, 2010 Engel finally took over command of the infantry school in Hammelburg from Josef Blotz and was general of the infantry until May 2013 .


Engel is married and has two children.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ BMVg press and information staff (ed.): Personnel changes in top military positions . Berlin April 3, 2006, p. 2 ( PDF ( Memento from May 1, 2006 in the Internet Archive ) [accessed on April 3, 2016]).
  2. Personnel changes in top military and civilian positions. BMVg Press and Information Office, April 13, 2010, accessed on April 3, 2016 .
  3. Personnel changes in top military and civilian positions. (PDF) (No longer available online.) BMVg Press and Information Office, April 29, 2013, p. 2 , archived from the original on March 4, 2016 ; Retrieved April 3, 2016 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.bmvg.de
  4. ^ Florian Bornkessel: Handover of command at the Hammelburg Infantry School. Bundeswehr - Heer, May 13, 2013, accessed on April 3, 2016 .