Lieutenant General Andreas Marlow joined the Army of the German Armed Forces in 1982 as Armored Cavalry Officer Candidate.
Prior to his current assignment as sixth Chief of Staff Headquarters Resolute Support, Lieutenant General Marlow served as Division Commander after having been Commander Armored and Recce Forces Training Center (2013-2014) and Brigade Commander (2011-2013).
His previous assignments include command positions within the Armored Cavalry Branch from Company Commander (1990-1994) up to Brigade Commander. As Commander of the Armored Cavalry Battalion 403 (2004-2006) he was deployed for six months as Chief of Staff within NATOs KFOR mission in Kosovo. During his assignment as Commander of the Armored Infantry Brigade 41 (2011-2013) he deployed to Afghanistan and served as Deputy Chief of Staff Security at Regional Command North in Mazar-e Sharif.
Lieutenant General Marlow gained ministerial experience during two assignments to the German Ministry of Defense, where he served as Chief of Branch Personnel, Social Services and Central Affairs, Personnel Management of Army Generals and Colonels (2009-2011) and later as Head of office to the Chief of Defense Staff of the German Armed Forces (2014-2015).
Lieutenant General Marlow was assigned in training and leadership development as Commander of the Armored and Reconnaissance Forces Training Centre (2013-2014).
He has a diploma in Education from the University of the Bundeswehr Hamburg (1986), attended the 38th General Staff Officer Course (1995-1997) and the General Staff Training at the Canadian Forces College, Toronto, Canada (1999-2000).
His awards and decorations include the NATO Medals for operations in Kosovo (KFOR) and Afghanistan (ISAF), the bronze, silver and golden Bundeswehr Cross of Honor, several national disaster relief medals, the Dutch Decoration of Merit in Gold as well as the Bulgarian Order of Merit.