Allied Powers Europe
Colonel Konrad Freytag has been Chief of Public Information, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Belgium, since 1 October 1996. Prior to that, he served since October 1992 as Chief, Public Information Office, Military Region Berlin.
Born on 21 July 1941 in Gross Santersleben (near Magdeburg, former German Democratic Republic), Colonel Freytag received an Abitur-degree from Magdeburg's Otto-von Guericke-Oberschule in 1958 and began university studies (pharmacy) in Magdeburg. Following escape to the Federal Republic of Germany in 1960, he graduated in pharmacy from Hamburg University in 1963 after which he joined the German Air Force. His assignments include:
||Second Lieutenant, Platoon Leader (Basic Training Regiment), Pinneberg, Germany
||Interpreter and Public Information Officer in Italy (Air Weapons Training Installation, Decimomannu, Sardinia)
||Squadron Commander (Air Transport Wing 63), Rendsburg, Germany
||Public Information Officer at Headquarters 4th Allied Tactical Air Force, Ramstein, Germany
||Lecturer for Military Public Affairs, German Armed Forces Command and General Staff College (Fhrungsakademie), Hamburg, Germany
||Media Staff Officer, Public Information Office, SHAPE, Belgium (Central Europe desk)
||Branch Chief "Advertisement and Publicity" for GE Air Force (at GE AF Headquarters, Cologne, Germany)
||Branch Chief "Public Relations" for GE Air Force (at GE AF Headquarters, Cologne, Germany)
||Staff Officer, Media Relations, in East Germany with emphasis on:
- withdrawal of Soviet forces from German soil
- Germany's Capital Military District Berlin
Colonel Freytag and his wife Ingrid have one son and one daughter.