Dr. Klaus Reinhardt
was born in Berlin on 15 January 1941. In 1960 he joined the German
Bundeswehr as a cadet officer with the Mountain Infantry.
completed his officers training in 1963 and then served as a Platoon
Leader with the 222 Mountain Infantry Battalion, Mittenwald, Bavaria.
From October 1966 to October 1967 he was appointed the S3 officer
(operations, training and organization) of the 222 Mountain Infantry
In October 1967
Klaus Reinhardt started studying history and political sciences
at the University of Freiburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, and obtained
his doctorate (Dr.phil) on 11 February 1972.
Dr. Klaus Reinhardt,
promoted to Captain in 1968, continued his service as a Company
Commander with the 221 Mountain Infantry Battalion at Mittenwald,
As a Major, Dr.
Klaus Reinhardt participated in the 16th Command and
General Staff Officer Course at the Command and General Staff
College, Hamburg, starting on October 1973, followed by his participation
in the U.S. Command and General Staff Officer Course at the U.S.
Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
In October 1976
Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Klaus Reinhardt was appointed the G3 officer
(operations, training and organization) with Headquarters CENTAG
(Central Army Group) at Heidelberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg. From January
1978 to October 1980 Dr. Klaus Reinhardt served as the Personal
Staff Officer with the Deputy Chief of Staff, Federal Armed Forces,
Ministry of Defense, Bonn. He then was appointed Commanding Officer
of the 231 Mountain Infantry Battalion till October 1982 followed
by an appointment as the G3 officer (operations, training and
organizations) with the First Mountain Division.
Promoted to Full
Colonel in 1983, Dr. Klaus Reinhardt was the Senior Military Assistant
to the Defense Minister, Dr. Manfred Woerner. In October 1986
he assumed command of the 23 Mountain Brigade at Bad Reichenhall
He was promoted
to Brigadier General on 1 October 1988. The same day Dr. Reinhardt
took over as the Chief of Staff Section IV "Planning"
(NATO forces, conception of the Federal Armed Forces, coordination
of the budgetary means for the armed forces and planning management
of armament) with the Armed Forces Staff at the Ministry of Defense,
He became a Major
General in October 1990, and commanded the Federal Armed Forces
Command and Staff College at Hamburg from October 1990 until June
1993. During this period he also acted as the Vice President of
the Clausewitz-Society and was a member in the Advisory Board
of the Military Research Institute at Freiburg im Breisgau.
Promoted to Lieutenant
General 1993, Dr. Klaus Reinhardt was the Commanding General of
the III. (German) Corps at Koblenz. In April 1994 he took over
as the Commander German Army Forces Command, also located at Koblenz,
Rhineland-Palatinate. Dr. Klaus Reinhardt was promoted to General
on 28 April 1998.
Since 29 April
1999, General Reinhardt is Commander Joint Headquarters Centre,
formerly known as Headquarters Allied Land Forces Central Europe
On 8 October
1999, he assumed command of the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) in
Pristina, Kosovo, and was replaced by Lieutenant General Juan
Ortuo on 18 April 2000.
General Dr. Klaus
Reinhardts hobbies are skiing, mountain climbing, classical
music as well as jazz and literature.