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Chairman of the Military Committee

General Harald Kujat

2002 - 2005


Born on 1 March 1942 in Mielke (Western Prussia).

Raised near Hannover (Lower Saxony).

Graduated from academic secondary school in Kiel (Schleswig-Holstein).

Military Career

1959 - 1972 Basic flight training, Instructor in non commissioned officer training, Platoon leader, Company executive officer, Personnel officer
1972 - 1975 Aide-de-camp to the Federal Minister of Defence, Bonn
1975 - 1977 20th General Staff Course (Air Force),
Bundeswehr Command and Staff College, Hamburg
1977 Section Chief (A3a), Air Force Support Command North, Münster
1977 - 1978 Military Assistant to the Federal Minister of Defence, Bonn
1978 - 1980 Assistant Branch Chief (Operational Doctrines, Air Forces), Armed Forces Staff, Federal Ministry of Defence, Bonn
1980 - 1984 Assistant Branch Chief (Security Policy, Strategy), Office of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn
1985 - 1988 Commander, 2nd Battalion, Air Force Training Regiment 1, Appen
1988 NATO Defense College (Course 72), Rome
1988 - 1990 Section Chief (NATO Force Planning, Air Forces), Staff of the German Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee, Brussels
1990 - 1992 Branch Chief (Nuclear and Global Arms Control), Armed Forces Staff, Federal Ministry of Defence, Bonn
1992 - 1995 Chief of Staff and Deputy German Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee and Western European Union, Brussels
1995 Deputy Chief of Staff (Military Policy and Strategy), Armed Forces Staff, Federal Ministry of Defence, Bonn
1996 Director, IFOR Co-ordination Centre (ICC) SHAPE, Belgium
1996 - 1998 Assistant Director, International Military Staff (Plans & Policy) and Deputy Director IMS, NATO Headquarters, Brussels
1998 - 2000 Director Policy and Advisory Staff to the German Minister of Defence, Berlin
2000 - 2002 Chief of Staff, Federal Armed Forces, Berlin
From July 2002 Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

Promotions

29 Oct 1965 Lieutenant
01 Apr 1968 First Lieutenant
21 Jan 1971 Captain
29 Oct 1974 Major
01 Apr 1979 Lieutenant Colonel
01 Oct 1988 Colonel
30 Sep 1992 Brigadier General
01 Apr 1995 Major General
10 Nov 1998 Lieutenant General
01 July 2000 General

Honorars and Awards

  • Commanders Cross of the Order of Merit of the federal Republic of Germany
  • Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Gold Cross of Honour of the German Armed Forces
  • Service Medal on behalf of the flood of 1962, donated by the Senate of Hamburg
  • XIRKA GIEHR – REPUBBLIKA of the Republic of Malta
  • Commander’s Cross of the “Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur” of the French Republic
  • Commander’s Cross of Merit of the Republic of Poland
  • Order of the Cross of the Eagle, 1 Class of the Republic of Estonia
  • NATO Meritorious Service Medal for exceptional service with NATO.
  • Russian Federation Ministry of Defence medal “For strengthening of brotherhood of arms”.
  • Legion of Merit of the United States of America
  • Gold Medal of the Polish Armed Forces
  • Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit, Military Division of Hungary
  • Le Grand Cordon de l’Ordre de Léopold of Belgium

Family

Married to Sabine Kujat (née Becker); three children.

Personal Interests

Photography and horseback riding.

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