Born 1954, married to Felicitas, three children.
1973 Airforce Academy and University of the Bundeswehr, München. 1977-1995 Assignments as Company and Battalion Commander in Air Force Regiments. 1985 General Staff Course, Hamburg. 1987 Head Personnel Affairs, 4th Air Force Division.
1989 Ministry of Defence, Policy Division, Desk Officer Operations, Plans and Policy. 1992 Armed Forces General Staff College, Air Faculty, Hamburg. 1995 Institut Universitaire des Hautes Etudes International (IUHEI)/ Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), 10th International Course.
1996 Ministry of Defence, Policy Planning and Advisory Staff to Minister Rühe, Desk Officer Operations. 1998 NATO HQ Brussels, German Military Delegation to MC. 2002 NATO, SHAPE, Deputy Team Leader ‘NATO Command Structure Functional Review Team`. 2003 NATO, HQ Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, Norfolk, USA, Branch Head ‘Policy’.
2006 Ministry of Defence, Policy Planning and Advisory Staff to Minister Jung, Branch Head NATO and Transatlantic Security Policy. 2009 Armed Forces General Staff College, Director for Security Policy and Strategy. 2011 Vice President, Federal Academy for Security Policy (BAKS), Berlin.
2013-2017 Permanent Delegation of Germany to NATO, Brussels, Senior Defence Advisor and German Representative in NATO’s Defence Policy and Planning Committee (DPPC).
Since 2018, Senior Fellow at the ISPK and the institute’s representative in Berlin.