Klaus Naumann

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Klaus Naumann
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Naumann in 1993
Born (1939-05-25) 25 May 1939 (age 83)
Munich, Nazi Germany
Allegiance Germany
Years of service1958–1999

Klaus Naumann (born 25 May 1939 in Munich) is a retired German General, who served as Chief of Staff of the Bundeswehr, the German armed forces, from 1991 to 1996, and as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee from 1996 to 1999, succeeding the British general Richard Frederick Vincent, Baron Vincent of Coleshill. He testified against Slobodan Milošević in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He attended as a course member the Royal College of Defence Studies in London.[1]

Awards and decorations[edit]

Naumann is considered the most decorated German soldier since World War II. His medals and decorations include:


External links[edit]

Media related to Klaus Naumann at Wikimedia Commons

Military offices
Preceded by
Field Marshal Sir Richard Vincent
Chairman of the NATO Military Committee
14 February 1996 – 6 May 1999
Succeeded by
Preceded by Chief of Staff of the Federal Armed Forces
1 October 1991 – 8 February 1996
Succeeded by