Resolute Support Mission Chief of Staff
Lt. Gen. Johann Langenegger (DEU)
Lt. Gen. Johann Langenegger became the fourth chief of staff at Resolute Support in June 2017. He joined the Army of the German Forces (Bundeswehr) in 1978 as an officer candidate at Armed Infantry Battalion 292 in Southwest Germany, and has served in a variety of command and staff assignments throughout Germany, NATO in Brussels, and on operations.
Immediately prior to this assignment, Langenegger served as the commander of the 1st Armored Division in Northwest Germany since 2014.
His assignments include: Commander of Mountain Infantry Battalion 231; Assistant branch chief for policy planning at the Federal Ministry of Defense; Deputy executive coordinator with the Director International Military Staff at NATO Headquarters; Executive assistant and head of office to parliamentary state secretaries at the Federal Ministry of Defense; Commander of Mountain Infantry Brigade 23; Deputy commander as well as commander of 10th Armored Division.
Langenegger deployed to Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011 and served as the deputy chief of staff for security at Regional Command – North in Mazar-e Sharif.
He has a diploma in Educational Science from Bundeswehr University in Munich. He attended the General Staff Officer Course at the Bundeswehr Command and General Staff College in Hamburg.
Among others, Langenegger's awards and decorations include the NATO Medal for Afghanistan (ISAF), the golden Dutch "Ereken voor Verdienste”, the golden Bundeswehr Cross of Honour, the German Forces Ranger Tab and the Parachutist Badge.