Army Office (Germany)

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Army Office
Heeresamt
Heeresamt (Bundeswehr).svg
Active 16 February 1956–27 June 2013
Country  Germany
Branch Bundeswehr Logo Heer with lettering.svg German Army
Type High command authority
Size 1,100 (staff)
around 12,000 (incl. agencies)
Part of BMVg.svg General Staff (Führungsstab des Heeres)
Headquarters Cologne
Motto Heeresamt – Die Zukunft im Visier ("Army Office - the Future in our Sights")
Commanders
Last Department Head Generalmajor Erhard Drews
Last Deputy and Commander of Army Training Schools Brigadegeneral Heinrich Fischer
Notable
commanders

The Army Office (German: Heeresamt, HA) in Cologne was one of the two command pillars of the German Army, alongside the Army Forces Command (Heeresführungskommando, HFüKdo), until both were merged to create the current Army Command (Kommand Heer, KdoHeer). This disbandment and merging was done according to the new direction of the Bundeswehr, and the 2011 Basing Concept (Stationierungskonzept 2011).

At the time of its merger, the Army Office was made up 1,100 soldiers and civil servants who were responsible for the conceptual development of the Army, as well as its training and equipment. In addition the Army Office was responsible for the organisational structure of the Army, for issues to do with in-service systems, and for managing logistic support to the Army. Reporting to the Army Office were the Training Schools and Training Centres. The Army Office was subordinate to the General Staff.

Department heads[edit]

No. Name Takeover date Handover date
16 Generalmajor Erhard Drews 1 January 2013 27 June 2013
Brigadegeneral Heinrich Fischer (acting) 1 June 2012 31 December 2012
15 Generalmajor Wolf-Joachim Clauß 15 November 2006 1 June 2012
14 Generalmajor Wolfgang Korte 1 March 2005 15 November 2006
13 Generalmajor Jürgen Ruwe 1 October 2003 1 March 2005
12 Generalmajor Werner Widder 31 March 2001 September 2003
11 Generalmajor Manfred Dietrich 1 April 1999 31 March 2001
10 Generalmajor Jürgen Reichardt 1 April 1994 31 March 1999
09 Generalleutnant Ernst Klaffus 1 April 1990 31 March 1994
08 Generalleutnant Wolfgang Odendahl 1 December 1986 31 March 1990
07 Generalleutnant Gerhard Wachter 1 April 1986 30 November 1986
06 Generalleutnant Werner Schäfer 1 April 1983 31 March 1986
05 Generalleutnant Horst Wenner 1 October 1979 31 March 1983
04 Generalleutnant Heinz-Georg Lemm 1 April 1974 30 September 1979
03 Generalleutnant Hubert Sonneck 1 October 1968 31 March 1974
02 Generalleutnant Hellmuth Mäder 1 October 1960 30 September 1968
01 Generalmajor Helmuth Reinhardt 1 June 1956 30 September 1960

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Coordinates: 50°53′51″N 6°56′55″E / 50.897363°N 6.948509°E / 50.897363; 6.948509