In 1930 he was the Commander of the Niederösterreich Brigade, until 1933, when he was appointed the Austrian Military attaché in Berlin. Afterwards he was made Chief of Staff of the Austrian Army in 1936.
Prior to the Anschluss Jansa and his staff had developed a scenario for Austria's defence against a German attack. Chancellor of Austria Schuschnigg was under considerable pressure from Germany, to include the demand to remove Jansa from his office. The Berchtesgaden agreement (February 12, 1938) stipulated in paragraph 8, that Jansa should be replaced with Franz Böhme. Jansa retired from the army on February 17, 1938.
Decorations and awards
- Gallipoli Star ("Iron Crescent", Ottoman Empire)
- Iron Cross (1914), 1st class
- Military Merit Order, 3rd class with war decoration and swords (Bavaria)
- Decoration for Services to the Red Cross
- Bronze Military Merit Medal on the red band
- Bronze and Silver Military Merit Medal (Austria-Hungary)
- Military Merit Cross, 3rd class with War Decoration (Austria-Hungary)
- Order of the Iron Crown, 3rd class with war decoration and swords
- Grand Silver Medal for Services to the Republic of Austria
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