Josef Niebecker

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Josef Niebecker (born November 5, 1954 in Wanne-Eickel ) is a retired Brigadier General . D. of the army of the Bundeswehr . In his last employment, he was Head of the Planning Department in the Army Command from October 1, 2012 to December 1, 2016 .


Josef Niebecker, son of a miner, joined the Bundeswehr in 1974 and was trained as an officer in the armored force . From 1977 to 1982 he served with Panzerbataillon 124 in Kümmersbruck (among other things as platoon leader). In 1982 he became company commander of the 4th PzBtl 144 in Stadtallendorf / Hessen. 1984 youth officer in the 12th Panzer Division in Veitshöchheim . From 1986 to 1988 his general staff training took place at the command academy of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg, and from 1990 to 1991 the Belgian general staff training as well as assignments at the Center for Verification Tasks of the Bundeswehr and an international assignment in Geneva ( Institute Universitaire des Hautes Etudes International ). In between he was G2 in the 11th Panzer Grenadier Division in Oldenburg (1988–1990).

1994–1996 Niebecker served as commander of the 203 tank battalion in Hemer . This was followed by activities as a consultant in the command staff of the armed forces (Fü S III 1) in the Federal Ministry of Defense in Bonn from 1996 to 1998, then as G3 in the military area command V / 10. Panzer division in Sigmaringen . From 2000 to 2004 he was group leader 23 in the Federal Chancellery .

Niebecker commanded the 41st Panzer Grenadier Brigade in Torgelow from 2004 to 2007 , after which he was deployed as a defense attaché at the German embassy in Moscow . In January 2012 he was transferred to the Berlin site command in preparation for his next assignment. He then took up this position on October 1, 2012 as Head of the Planning Department in the Army Command . On December 1, 2016, he handed over this post to Colonel Peter Mirow and was retired.


  • Handbook of the Bundeswehr and Defense Industry 2003/2004, Bonn 2003.

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  1. Handbook of the Bundeswehr and Defense Industry 2003/2004, Bonn 2003, p. 21.
  2. Organization. In: Retrieved November 29, 2016 .