General Eberhard Zorn

Chief of Defence – Germany
2018

  • Last updated: 15 May. 2018 16:58
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born in Saarbrücken on 19 February 1960, married

Military Career

01 July 1978 Entry into the Bundeswehr at the Artillery School in IDAR-OBERSTEIN

1979 – 1983 Artillery Officer Training and Course of Study in Economics and Organizational Sciences at the Bundeswehr University HAMBURG

1983 – 1987 Assignments as Platoon Leader and Intelligence Officer (S 2), Observation Battalion 103 (Beobachtungsbataillon 103) PFULLENDORF

1987 – 1990 Commander, 3rd Battery, Observation Battalion 123, TAUBERBISCHOFSHEIM

1990 – 1991 Fire Control and Operations and Training Officer (S 3), Headquarters Artillery Regiment 12, TAUBERBISCHOFSHEIM

1991 – 1993 Attendance of the 34th General Staff Officer Course at the Bundeswehr Command and Staff College in HAMBURG

1993 – 1995 Attendance of the French General Staff Officer Course (CSEM/CID) in PARIS

1995 – 1997 Assignments at KLK/4th Division in REGENSBURG as

  • G4 and Chief of Materiel Management Section
  • Deployment abroad as ACOS Logistics (G 4), German Army Contingent UNPF/GECONIFOR(L), 1st Contingent, TROGIR
  • Operations and Training Staff Officer (G 3) and Chief of Administrative Control Section

1997 – 1999 Operations and Personnel Staff Officer (G 1 Op), German Army Forces Command, KOBLENZ

1999 – 2001 Commander, Field Artillery/ Armored Artillery Battalion 295 (Feld- und Panzerartilleriebataillon 295), IMMENDINGEN; deployment abroad as Operations and Training Staff Officer (G 3), HQ Multinational Division South-East, MOSTAR, SFOR

2001 – 2002 Assistant Chief of Branch at the Federal Ministry of Defense, Personnel, Social Services and Central Affairs (PSZ IV 4) Directorate, BONN

2002 – 2004 Assistant Chief of Branch Personnel, PSZ I 4, BONN

2004 – 2005 Branch Chief Plans/Operations/Organization (G 3) at HQ German Army Forces Command, KOBLENZ

2005 – 2007 ACOS Plans/Operations/Organization (G 3) at German Army Forces Command, KOBLENZ

2007 – 2009 Branch Chief Army Staff I 1 (Personnel Policy Matters/Leadership Development and Civic Education), Federal Ministry of Defense, BONN

2009 – 2010 Branch Chief Army Staff Z (Central Tasks), Federal Ministry of Defense, BONN

2010 – 2012 Commander of Airborne Brigade 26 "Saarland", SAARLOUIS

2012 – 2014 Head of Personal Staff to Chief of Defence, BERLIN

2014 – 2015 Commander, Rapid Response Forces Division (DSK), STADTALLENDORF

2015 – 2017 Director Forces Policy, Ministry of Defence, BERLIN

2017 – 2018 Director-General for Personnel, Ministry of Defence, BERLIN

since
19th April 2018 16th Chief of Defence, Ministry of Defence, BERLIN