TAAC North Commander

Brig. Gen. Gerhard Ernst-Peter Klaffus                                      

Brigadier General Gerhard Klaffus was born in Göttingen on 3rd February 1964. He is married to Ines and has four children.

 

As of 21 Aug 2018      Commander TAAC North, RS, Mazar-e Sharif, AFG

2015 – 2018                Defence Policy Advisor, Office of the President of Fed. Rep. of Germany, Berlin

2013 – 2015                Deputy Commander, DEU-FRA Brigade, Müllheim

01–06/2013                 DCOS Stability, RC North, Mazar-e Sharif, ISAF, AFG

2011 – 2012                Student at Centre des Hautes Études Militaires and Institut des Hautes Études de

                                      Défense Nationale, Paris, FRA

2009 – 2011                XO of Chief of Staff, SHAPE, Mons, BEL

2006 – 2009                Desk Officer for DEU contribution to ISAF, MilPolDiv, MinDef, Berlin

2004 – 2006                Commander Armored Infantry Battalion 182, Bad Segeberg

11/2003–05/2004        G3 HQ DEU-ITA Battle Group, Sarajevo, SFOR, BIH

2002 – 2003                G3 Op Staff at HQ 14th Armored Infantry Division, Neubrandenburg

2000 – 2002                Deputy Army Attaché, German Embassy, Paris, FRA

1999 – 2000                French General Staff Course, 113th CSEM, 7th CID, Paris, FRA

1996 – 1998                39th General Staff Course, Bundeswehr Command and Staff College, Hamburg

1994 – 1996                Instructor Officer Training at Armor School, Munster

1992 – 1994                Company Commander 3rd Coy/ Armored Infantry Battalion 32, Nienburg-Weser

1991 – 1992                Company Commander 3rd Coy/ Armored Infantry Battalion 132, Wetzlar

1990 – 1991                S2 Officer, Armored Infantry Battalion 132, Wetzlar

1988 – 1990                Platoon Leader, 3rd Coy/ Armored Infantry Battalion 132, Wetzlar

1984 – 1987                Study of Economics and Management (Master of Sciences) at University of the

                                      Bundeswehr, Hamburg

1983 – 1984                Officer Candidate Training    

1983                            Joined the Bundeswehr as officer candidate at 5th Coy/ Light Infantry Battalion 542, Bexbach

 

Promotions:

 

Lieutenant                      1986

1st Lieutenant                1988

Captain                          1991

Major                              1996

Lieutenant Colonel         2000

Colonel                           2009

Brigadier General           2018


 

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