Director General of the European Union Military Staff

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Director General of the European Union Military Staff
Coat of arms of the European Union Military Staff.svg
Informal meeting of defence ministers (FAC). Arrivals Esa Pulkkinen (36890876876) (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Lt. Gen Esa Pulkkinen

since 2016
European Union Military Staff
Reports to High Representative, Military Committee
Seat Kortenberg building, Brussels, Belgium
Term length 3 years
Inaugural holder Rainer Schuwirth
Formation 2001
Deputy Deputy Director General of the European Union Military Staff
Website eeas.europa.eu

The Director General of the European Union Military Staff (DGEUMS) is the head of the European Union Military Staff (EUMS) who also serves as Director of the Military Planning and Conduct Capability. This position, which was established in 2001, is held by a three-star general, since 2016 Lieutenant General Esa Pulkkinen.[1]

Task[edit]

The Director General is responsible for the EUMS' work in providing strategic advice to the High Representative (HR), reporting to the European Union Military Committee (EUMC) - representing member states' Chiefs of Defence - and performing "early warning", situation assessment and strategic planning.

Since 2017 DGEUMS has also served as Director of the Military Planning and Conduct Capability (MPCC), and as such assumes the function of the single commander for all non-executive military missions of the European Union (EU), exercising command and control over the current three training Missions and other possible future non-executive military Missions. EU officials have indicated that a review in 2018 might extend the mandate of the MPCC, and thereby the Director General, to also include executive missions.[2][3]

The CSDP command structure involving the High Representative, the Military Staff and Military Committee as of 1 November 2017:[4] Colour key:
     High Representative (a Vice-President of the Commission)
     Coat of arms of the European Union Military Committee.svg Military Committee (a Council body)
     Coat of arms of the European Union Military Staff.svg Military Staff (a Directorate-General of the External Action Service)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
High Representative
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Military Committee
Chairman
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Working Group
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Working Group/Headline Goal Task Force
 
 
 
 
Military Staff
Director General
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Legal advisor
 
Deputy Director General
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Horizontal Coordination
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assistant Chief of Staff for SynchronisationEU cell at SHAPE
 
 
EU Liaison at the UN in NYAssistant Chief of Staff for External Relations
 
NATO Permanent Liaison Team
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Directorate A:
Concepts & Capabilities
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Directorate B:
Intelligence
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Directorate C:
Operations
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Directorate D:
Logistics
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Directorate E:
Communications & Information Systems
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Military Planning and
Conduct Capability

Chief of Staff
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Working Group
Current Operations


List of holders[edit]

List of Directors General
Name Photo Nationality Term began Term ended
1. Lt Gen Rainer Schuwirth European Union politic personality icon.svg  Germany 2001 2004
2. Lt Gen Jean-Paul Perruche European Union politic personality icon.svg  France 2004 2007
3. Lt Gen David Leakey Lt Gen David Leakey.jpg  United Kingdom 2007 2010
4. Lt Gen Ton van Osch European Union politic personality icon.svg  Netherlands 2010 2013
5. Lt Gen Wolfgang Wosolsobe Wolfgang Wosolsobe at the 2014 EDA European Defence Matters conference.jpg  Austria 2013 May 2016
6. Lt Gen Esa Pulkkinen Informal meeting of defence ministers (FAC). Arrivals Esa Pulkkinen (36890876876) (cropped).jpg  Finland May 2016 -

Deputy[edit]

DGEUMS is assisted by the Deputy Director General and the Chef of Staff (DDG/COS, a two-star general).[5]

List of Deputy Directors General
Name Photo Nationality Term began Term ended
Rear Admiral Bruce Williams Commodore Bruce Williams 20070404 crop.jpg  United Kingdom 2011 2015
Rear Admiral Waldemar Głuszko Kontradmirał.Waldemar.Gluszko.jpg  Poland 2015 2017
Major General Giovanni Manione European Union politic personality icon.svg  Italy 2017 -

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

External video
Change of command ceremony on 28 May 2013, YouTube video
Change of command ceremony in 2016, YouTube video

Official website