Wolf-Dieter Löser

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Wolf-Dieter Löser (born August 15, 1949 in Wahrenholz , Lower Saxony) is a lieutenant general a. D. of the Army of the German Armed Forces and was most recently in command of the NATO Defense College in Rome .

Military career

Löser is the son of General Major General a. D. Hans-Joachim Löser .

After graduating from high school, Löser joined the Bundeswehr as an officer candidate on July 1, 1968 and began his training with the Panzergrenadierbataillon 142 in Koblenz . The officer training took place at the Army Officer School III in Munich . Employment as a platoon leader , youth officer and company commander in Bavaria followed . During this time, Löser completed a distance learning course from 1972 to 1976 and graduated with a diploma in political science . From 1979 to 1981 he completed the general staff courseat the command academy of the German Armed Forces in Hamburg and then served on the staff of the 1st Mountain Division in Garmisch-Partenkirchen as well as with the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe at the NATO headquarters SHAPE in Belgium .

Back in Germany, he took over command of the Mountain Infantry Battalion 232 in Bischofswiesen . In 1990 he was transferred to the Federal Ministry of Defense in Bonn , where he served as a consultant in the planning staff and then until 1994 as an adjutant to the inspector general of the Federal Armed Forces, Klaus Naumann . In 1994, Löser graduated from the National Defense University in Washington, DC , where he received a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy .

From October 1, 1995 to 1997, Löser took over command of the troops as a colonel with the 23 Mountain Infantry Brigade in Bad Reichenhall . In 1998 he was transferred as commander of the infantry school in Hammelburg and, associated with it, was appointed general of the infantry with promotion to brigadier general . After that took solver 2001, to major general appointed in command of the 13th Mechanized Infantry Division in Leipzig and also led the Military District Command VII. In this use, he fought with his division the Elbhochwasser 2002 and received including the Federal Cross of Merit, First Class . In August 2004 he was transferred to Strasbourg and served in the Eurocorps as deputy to the French commanding general Jean-Louis Py . In this position he completed an assignment abroad in Afghanistan from August 2004 to February 2005 and was part of the VI. ISAF rotation as deputy commander responsible for the operations.

In July 2005, Löser became the commander of the command academy of the German Armed Forces in Hamburg, led it until February 7, 2008 and then handed over the command to Brigadier General Robert Bergmann . With his appointment as Lieutenant General, Löser finally took over the NATO Defense College in Rome in March 2008 , which he led until July 22, 2011. On August 31st, he was retired with a big tattoo .

From 2005 to 2008 he was Vice President of the Clausewitz Society .

Löser is married and has two children.

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Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Personnel changes in top military positions. BMVg press and information staff, February 8, 2008, archived from the original on June 15, 2008 ; Retrieved April 4, 2016 .