Hans-Joachim Mack

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Hans- Joachim Mack
Born (1928-03-30)30 March 1928
Bischofsburg, East Prussia, Weimar Germany (today Biskupiec, Poland)
Died 6 April 2008(2008-04-06) (aged 80)
Barsinghausen, Germany
Allegiance Flag of Germany.svg Federal Republic of Germany
Years of service 1956–1987
Rank General
Commands held Panzerbrigade 14
Kampftruppenschule 2
Fachschule des Heeres für Erziehung
6. Panzergrenadierdivision
III Korps

Hans-Joachim Mack (30 March 1928 – 6 April 2008) was a German general of the Bundeswehr and Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR) from 1984 to 1987.


Mack was born in Bischofsburg, East Prussia, Weimar Germany (today Biskupiec, Poland). At the end of World War II he served as a Flakhelfer.

Mack joined the Bundesgrenzschutz in 1952 and the Bundeswehr tank troops as an officer cadet in 1956. He attended his General Staff Training Course at the Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr in 1962 - 1964 and served in several position in the Panzertroops.[1]

He was promoted to a Colonel and became the commander of the Panzerbrigade 14 in 1972. As a Brigadier general he commanded the Armoured Corps Training Centre (Kampftruppenschule 2) and the Fachschule des Heeres für Erziehung from 1975 to 1978. Until 1979 he was the commander of the 6. Panzergrenadierdivision and served at the Nato's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe until 1983. From 1983 to 1984 he commanded the Bundeswehr's III Korps. On 2 April 1984 Mack was promoted to Deputy Commander Supreme Allied Command Europe, a position he held until his retirement in 1987.


Military offices
Preceded by
General Günter Kießling
Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe
Succeeded by
Eberhard Eimler
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Wolfgang Altenburg
Commanding General, III Corps (Bundeswehr)
1 April 1983 – 31 March 1984
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Karl Erich Diedrichs
Preceded by
Generalmajor Johannes Poeppel
Commander of 6th Panzergrenadier Division (Bundeswehr)
1 April 1978 – 24 September 1979
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Konrad Manthey