Colonel Dietmar Hartung

Deputy Commandant/ Chief of Staff

Born in 1959, Colonel GS Dietmar Hartung grew up in Fulda, Hessen, Germany. After achieving the university-entrance diploma, he joined the German Air Force in 1980. Colonel GS Hartung graduated from the German Armed Forces University at Hamburg with a Master in Economics and Organizational Science and he has successfully completed the General Staff Officers Course at the Bundeswehr Command and Staff College.

He entered the German Armed Forces as an officer candidate. After officers training at the German Air Force Academy, he was trained as a logistics officer followed by several assignments, e.g. as Chief of Logistic Department (A 4) at HQ 1. Air Force Division, Commanding Officer German Air Force Material Depot 81 and Deputy Branch Chief Logistics Division Federal Ministry of Defense Joint Support Service. Other notable assignments were Military Assistant to the Vice Chief of Defense/Chief of Defense Joint Support Service and Base Commander Air Force Base Cologne-Bonn.

As Colonel he served as Chief Logistics Division (A 4) German Air Force Office (2006-2007), Chief of MN Logistics Division (CJ4) German Response Forces Operations Command in Ulm (2008-2009), Director Plans and Policy G 4 Joint Support Command in Cologne (2010-2012) and Director Plans and Policy Bundeswehr Logistics Command in Erfurt (2013-2015). This tour included a 6 months deployment as Chief CJ4 to ISAF, Regional Command North, Mazar-e­ Sharif, Afghanistan in 2013.

Since 2015, he served as Director Plans and Policy IT-Support and Program Executive Officer SASPF at the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In Service Support in Bonn. Within the responsibility for the German Armed Forces Enterprise Resource Planning System, essential tasks were the development and implementation of complex IT­ projects, contracting authority and service provider management as well as the development of the Defense and Security Solution as German Speaker at the SAP user group “Defense lnterest Group (DEIG)”.

Colonel GS Hartung is married to Andrea. They have two adult children: Michael, 29, IT-Service Manager, and Luisa, 25, Tax Officer, and he enjoys hiking and e-biking.

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