Inner Guidance Center

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Inner Leadership Center
- ZInFü -

coat of arms

coat of arms
Lineup October 1, 1956
Country GermanyGermany Germany
Armed forces Bundeswehr Kreuz.svg armed forces
Strength 209 (military and civil)
Insinuation BMVg Federal ministry of defense
Locations DEU Koblenz COA.svg Koblenz
motto "Committed to people"

"Life - Experience - Example"

Awards Flag of Rhineland-Palatinate.svg
Rhineland-Palatinate flag ribbon (1992)
Web presence ZInFü
commander Major General André Bodemann
Commissioner General for Education and Training and Deputy Commander Brigadier General Robert Sieger
Chief of Staff Karl-Georg Habel

The Center for Inner Leadership ( ZInFü ) is a military department of the Bundeswehr for training civil and military personnel and for research on issues relating to Inner Leadership .


The center sees itself as a training facility for corporate culture , leadership philosophy and the soldier profession. On behalf of the General Inspector of the Federal Armed Forces (GenInspBw), it serves to further develop the management concept of the Federal Armed Forces, internal leadership, and also represents it externally. In Koblenz military and civilian leaders from the business-oriented use in the areas of leadership , political education, law trained and military discipline. In addition, the center acts as a central training facility for the administration of justice in the Bundeswehr (ZAR). Last but not least, it deals with the internal and social situation of the armed forces and with questions of security policy .


The center has been directly subordinate to the Federal Ministry of Defense (BMVg) since August 1, 2017 . Militarily, reports to the Internal Leadership Center the Inspector General of the Bundeswehr , technically the department leadership Armed Forces in the Federal Ministry of Defense.

The management of the center includes the commander, whose post is endowed as major general , the representative of the inspector general for education and training and deputy commander ( brigadier general ) and the chief of staff ( colonel ).

The center is divided into five departments and two independent areas:

  • Leadership department
    • Field staff
    • Subject Military Security
    • Planning / Training / IAMS
    • Logistics area
    • Information technology
    • Library and specialist information point
    • Specialized media center
  • Internal Leadership Development Department
    • Department of Care and Welfare
    • Department FOUR (Diversity, Interculturality, Ethics and Religion)
  • Internal and social situation (ISoLa)
  • Training, coaching and consulting department
  • Department in dialogue
  • Law department
  • International Cooperation

Since July 2014, the Center for Military History and Social Sciences of the Bundeswehr (ZMSBw) in Potsdam has been subordinate to the center . Subordinate to this is the Military History Museum of the Bundeswehr (MHM) in Dresden , which maintains the Air Force Museum branch in Berlin-Gatow .


The center was founded in 1956 as the Bundeswehr School for Inner Guidance (InFüSBw) in Cologne and moved to Koblenz in 1957 . The Baudissin employee Günter Will played a decisive role in the educational concept . Gerhard Möbus was the first scientific director. In 1981 it was renamed the Inner Guidance Center . Civic Education and International Cooperation have been based at the Strausberg branch since 1994 .


circle of friends

A “Friends of the Center for Inner Leadership” has existed since 2006. He was appointed by the former commander Flotilla Admiral a. D. Ulrich Hundt and 42 other people. The members of the Freundeskreis include a. the former inspector general of the Bundeswehr General a. D. Wolfgang Schneiderhan , the former chairman of the board of the Federal Employment Agency Colonel Frank-Jürgen Weise and the former defense commissioner of the German Bundestag Claire Marienfeld . Hundt was followed by the former commanders, Brigadier General a. D. Hans-Christian Beck and 2013 Brigadier General ret. D. Alois Bach.

Together with the Inner Guidance Center and the Karl Theodor Molinari Foundation , he organizes a regular colloquium .



  • Georg Meyer: On the internal development of the Bundeswehr until 1960/61 . In: Hans Ehlert : Beginnings of West German Security Policy. 1945-1956. Volume 3: The NATO Option . Published by the Military History Research Office , Oldenbourg, Munich 1993, ISBN 3-486-51691-4 , pp. 851 ff.
  • Center for Inner Leadership (ed.): Commemorative publication for the 30th anniversary of the Bundeswehr School for Inner Leadership, Center for Inner Leadership, 1956–1986 . With a foreword by Adalbert von der Recke , Koblenz 1986.
  • Hans-Joachim Reeb , Peter Többicke: Lexicon of inner guidance . 4th edition, Walhalla, Regensburg u. a. 2014, ISBN 978-3-8029-6257-8 , p. 292 ff.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Inner Guidance Center: The Guided Tour. In: Bundeswehr. Retrieved March 29, 2020 .
  2. Wolfgang Kring: Change of leadership at the Center for Inner Leadership. In: Bundeswehr. March 27, 2020, accessed March 29, 2020 .
  3. Albrecht Müller: Workhorse - Always in Rotation ( Memento of the original from March 22, 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. , in: Y - Das Magazin der Bundeswehr , 2007 edition. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /

Coordinates: 50 ° 20 ′ 17 "  N , 7 ° 37 ′ 8.5"  E