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The Inspector of the Army (German: Inspekteur des Heeres or InspH) is the senior serving officer in the German Army of the modern-day German Armed Forces or Bundeswehr.

Inspector of the German Army
Inspekteur des Heeres
Inspekteur Heer Bundeswehr.svg
Standard of the Inspector of the Army
Jörg Vollmer.jpg
Incumbent
Generalleutnant Jörg Vollmer

since 16 July 2015
Federal Minister of Defence
AbbreviationInspH
Reports toGeneral Inspector of the Bundeswehr
PrecursorOberkommando des Heeres

He is responsible for the readiness of personnel and materiel in the German Army, in that regard he reports directly to the General Inspector of the Bundeswehr (and before 2012, directly to the Federal Minister of Defence). The Inspector commands the Army Command with its subordinate divisions (and division equivalents) and the Army Office with its subordinate training and support establishments. He is a member of the Defence Council for Bundeswehr-wide matters.

The Inspector and his deputy both hold the rank of lieutenant general (Generalleutnant).

The incumbent Inspector Jörg Vollmer.

Contents

List of InspectorsEdit

The Inspectors of the Army, since 1956:[1]

Name Took office Left office Time in office
1Röttiger, HansHans Röttiger
(1896–1960)
21 September 195615 April 1960 †3 years, 116 days
2Zerbel, AlfredAlfred Zerbel
(1904–1987)
16 April 196030 September 19644 years, 258 days
3Maizière, UlrichUlrich de Maizière
(1912–2006)
[a]
1 October 196424 August 19661 year, 327 days
4Moll, JosefJosef Moll
(1908–1998)
25 August 196630 September 19682 years, 36 days
5Schnez, AlbertAlbert Schnez
(1911–2007)
1 October 196830 September 19712 years, 364 days
6Ferber, ErnstErnst Ferber [de]
(1914–1998)
[b]
1 October 197130 September 19731 year, 364 days
7Hildebrandt, HorstHorst Hildebrandt [de]
(1919–1989)
1 October 197330 March 19795 years, 181 days
8Poeppel, JohannesJohannes Poeppel
(1921–2007)
1 April 197930 September 19812 years, 182 days
9Glanz, MeinhardMeinhard Glanz [de]
(1924–2005)
1 October 198130 September 19844 years, 365 days
10Sandrart, Hans-HenningHans-Henning von Sandrart [de]
(1933–2013)
[b]
1 October 198425 September 19872 years, 359 days
11Ondarza, HenningHenning von Ondarza [de]
(born 1933)
[b]
26 October 198726 September 19913 years, 335 days
12Schönbohm, JörgJörg Schönbohm
(1937–2019)
[c]
27 October 199118 February 1992114 days
13Hansen, HelgeHelge Hansen
(born 1936)
[b]
18 February 199221 March 19942 years, 31 days
14Bagger, HartmutHartmut Bagger
(born 1938)
[a]
21 March 19946 February 19961 year, 322 days
15Willmann, HelmutHelmut Willmann [de]
(born 1940)
6 February 199628 March 20015 years, 50 days
16Gudera, GertGert Gudera [de]
(born 1943)
28 March 20013 March 20042 years, 341 days
17Budde, Hans-OttoHans-Otto Budde [de]
(born 1948)
4 March 200424 March 20106 years, 19 days
18Freers, WernerWerner Freers
(born 1954)
24 March 201011 September 20122 years, 172 days
19Kasdorf, BrunoBruno Kasdorf [de]
(born 1952)
11 September 201216 July 20152 years, 308 days
20Vollmer, JörgJörg Vollmer
(born 1957)
16 July 2015Incumbent3 years, 274 days

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Promoted to General Inspector of the Bundeswehr
  2. ^ a b c d Promoted to the Commander of the Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum
  3. ^ Became undersecretary for Security policy in the Federal Ministry of Defence

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Die Inspekteure des Heeres in der Bundeswehr" (in German). Bundeswehr. 12 November 2007. Retrieved 9 June 2008.

External linksEdit