Medical academy of the Bundeswehr

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Medical Academy of the Bundeswehr
- SanAkBw -

Coat of arms SanAkBw.svg

Internal association badge
Lineup 1997
(originally as a medical school for the army since 1956)
Military organizational area Central medical service of the Bundeswehr
Type academy
  • Academy staff
  • Directorate of Education and Teaching Health Care
  • Directorate of Defense Medical Science and Ability Development of the Medical Service
  • Teaching group A
  • Teaching group B
Subordinate troops

Association badge InstRadBioBw Institute for Radiobiology of the German Armed Forces Institute for Microbiology of the German Armed Forces Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology of the German Armed Forces Institute for Preventive Medicine of the German Armed Forces
Association badge InstMikroBioBw
Association badge InstPharmToxBw
COA InstPrävMed.svg

Insinuation Association badge Kdo SanDstBw Bundeswehr Medical Service Command
Location Munich
Former locations Degerndorf am Inn
motto Together here - together before - together strong!
Tradition originally attributed to the Pépinière
commander General Staff Doctor Gesine Krüger
Deputy Kdr / Director of Defense Medical Science and Ability Development of the Medical Service General doctor Bernd Mattiesen
Medical academy of the Bundeswehr

The medical academy of the Bundeswehr ( SanAkBw ) in the Ernst-von-Bergmann barracks in the north of Munich is the central training facility of the medical service of the Bundeswehr and was subordinate to the medical office of the Bundeswehr until June 30, 2013 . On July 1, 2013, he was placed under the command of the Bundeswehr Medical Service . With the change of position, the first phase of reclassification into a competence center for medical science, development and training tasks began, which was completed on March 30, 2014.

In addition to the course-related individual training (including career courses), technical and scientific training, further education and training for the Bundeswehr medical service takes place here. In addition, the SanAkBw was entrusted with conceptual specialist tasks as part of the reclassification.

Since almost every long-term member of the Bundeswehr medical service was trained at the institution, it is referred to as the "motherhouse" of the Bundeswehr medical service.


The roots of the medical academy go back to the 200 year old tradition of the Prussian military medical education institutions.

The institution, which was founded in 1956 as the army medical school in the Karfreit barracks in Degerndorf am Inn , was relocated to the Luitpold barracks in Munich in 1957 , and two years later it was reclassified to the Bundeswehr medical school , the first commander of which later became the inspector of the medical and medical services Healthcare Herbert Hockemeyer was.

Due to the research work in the institutes for radiobiology (InstRadBioBw), microbiology (InstMikroBioBw) and pharmacology and toxicology (InstPharmToxBw), which were then part of the field of studies and science , the school was named "Academy of Medical and Health Services of the Bundeswehr" on October 29, 1963 'The medical academy has only been in the current property since the move in 1980. In 1997 the academy was renamed the "Medical Academy of the Bundeswehr". With the move of the Medical Office of the Bundeswehr to the Munich location, the institutes were independently and directly subordinate to the Medical Office of the Bundeswehr. After the office was dissolved at the end of 2013, the institutes were subordinated to the Medical Academy.

Numerous specialist courses and courses meet the quality standards prescribed by civil law and are recognized by the Bavarian State Medical Association as part of further training.

According to information from 2008, the Bundeswehr Medical Academy hosted over 6,000 course participants and 8,300 conference participants each year.

coat of arms

Internal association badge

The internal Badge of the Medical Academy consists of a dark blue escutcheon with round finish, wherein the dark blue color of arms of the medical service as a branch of service of the Army representative of the medical service of all the armed forces was taken of the armed forces. The heart of the coat of arms shows the head of the Greek goddess Athena with a helmet . The letter "A" below the head, in the center of the shield base , is intended to express that the office is an academy , i.e. a place of training, teaching and science. Behind the head, from top left to bottom right, a staff of Aesculapius crosses with a sword that runs from bottom left to top right . As a symbol of medical service, the Aesculapian staff represents the approvals for human medicine , dentistry , veterinary and pharmacy . The cross with the sword is intended to illustrate the interaction of the military and medical services in accordance with the mandate of the medical services of the armed forces. The motifs are shown in white or silver. The combination of white / silver and (dark) blue represents the meaning of the Bavarian state colors and thus the bond with Munich, the Bavarian capital.

The coats of arms of the three institutes that emerged from the academy (InstRadBioBw, InstMikroBioBw and InstPharmToxBw) were designed based on the coat of arms of the medical academy. Instead of the letter “A”, they have specific motifs for the respective research area.


The Bundeswehr Medical Academy has been structured as follows since July 1, 2013

  • Academy staff
  • Directorate of Education and Teaching Health Care
  • Directorate of Defense Medical Science and Ability Development of the Medical Service
  • Teaching group A
    • Teaching group management (supervision of the SanOA)
    • I. Inspection (post-university advanced training for licensed doctors, leadership courses, advanced and advanced training courses for medical officers and medical officers )
    • II. Inspection (implementation of basic and advanced training for assistant professions, special additional training for deployment preparation)
    • Rescue Service Technical Schools (FSRettDst) in Munich, Koblenz, Ulm, Berlin and Hamburg
  • Teaching group B
    • III. Inspection (officer training)
    • IV. Inspection (language training)
    • V. Inspection (sergeant training)
    • VI. Inspection (training of NCOs)

The training teaching group with the training organization and training planning, the specialist teacher group and the specialist media center were dissolved on June 30, 2013 and merged into the Directorate of Training and Teaching Health Care. Which belongs to the teaching group training military pathological and teaching military history collection of the Medical Academy of the Bundeswehr has also been incorporated into the health care directorate training and teaching.

Subordinate institutes

The center for operational training and exercises of the medical service of the Bundeswehr (ZEinsAusbÜbSanDst) set up in October 2006 in the Gäuboden barracks in Feldkirchen was placed under the medical training regiment in Feldkirchen on November 1, 2013 .


General doctor Gesine Krüger, commander since May 2016
Period commander
Army medical school
1956-1957 Senior Physician Hein (acting)
Medical school of the Bundeswehr
1957-1962 Chief Physician Herbert Hockemeyer
Academy of Medical and Health Services of the Bundeswehr
1962 – September 1965 General practitioner Kurt Groeschel
October 1965 – September 1966 General practitioner Albert Klotz
October 1966 – September 1969 General practitioner Carl Merkle
October 1969 – January 1973 General practitioner Ernst Rebentisch
February 1973 – July 1976 Doctor Alfred Zimmer
August 1976 - March 1980 General practitioner Hansjoachim Linde
April 1980 – March 1982 General practitioner Claus Günter Voss
April 1982-March 1985 General practitioner Franz Xaver Gärtner
April 1985-March 1987 General practitioner Günther-Klaus Schönfeld
April 1987-September 1996 General practitioner Karsten Ewert
Medical academy of the Bundeswehr
October 1996-2001 General practitioner Peter K. Fraps
October 2001-March 2003 Colonel Physician Peter-Klaus Witkowski
March 2003 – March 2006 Colonel Peter Beller
April 2006 – January 2008 General practitioner Dirk Raphael
February 2008 to November 2010 General practitioner Torsten Sohns
December 2010 to March 2012 General practitioner Stephan Schoeps
March 2012 to June 2013 General practitioner Norbert Weller
July 2013 to May 2016 Genst doctor Erika Franke
May 2016 until now GenStArzt Gesine Krüger

Chronology of the German military medical educational institutions

Web links

Commons : Medical Academy of the Federal Armed Forces  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Another big step for the medical service. BMVg, July 2, 2013, accessed on April 29, 2014 .
  2. Sanitary Academy think tank. PIZ Sanitätsdienst, January 23, 2014, accessed on April 29, 2014 .
  3. " Giving the dead a name and the bereaved with certainty ", Wehrmedizin und Wehrpharmazie 1/2009
  4. Canteens - Which beer? In: Der Spiegel . No. 39 , 1956, pp. 27-29 ( online - 26 September 1956 ).
  5. ↑ Change of command in the north of Munich ( Memento of the original from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) 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. , Troop Info, 2008 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  6. The Medical Academy of the Bundeswehr and its partner services in the Ernst-von-Bergmann-Kaserne 2010/2011, pp. 10-11.
  7. Information brochure SanAkBw & surroundings
  8. ^ Medical academy with a new commander. BMVg, March 29, 2012, accessed on July 24, 2014 .
  9. ^ Bundeswehr medical service: change in leadership at the Bundeswehr medical academy. In: Retrieved May 18, 2016 .

Coordinates: 48 ° 12 '36 "  N , 11 ° 34' 53"  E