|14th Panzergrenadier Division|
14th Panzergrenadier Division insignia
|Active||3 Oct 1990 - 31 Dec 2008|
|Country||Federal Republic of Germany|
|Part of||Multinational Corps Northeast|
The 14th Panzergrenadier Division (14. Panzergrenadierdivision) was a German mechanized infantry formation. It was part of the Multinational Corps Northeast, a NATO corps that includes German, Polish, and Danish troops. In the wake of military restructuring aimed at reducing the size of the German land forces, the 14th Panzergrenadier Division was disbanded in 2008. The division's formation was notable in that it was a Bundeswehr formation created after the reunification of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic, and which was formed in part from soldiers who had served in the National People's Army (NVA) of the GDR.
In 1990-1991, troops from the former 1st and 8th Motor Rifle Divisions and the 9th Armored Division of the NVA were used to form the three brigades of the 14th Panzergrenadier Division. These brigades were numbered as the 40th and 41st Panzergrenadier Brigades and the 42nd Panzer Brigade. In 1997, the 42nd Panzer Brigade was subordinated to the 13th Panzergrenadier Division and the 18th Panzer Brigade was subordinated to the 14th Panzergrenadier Division. Division headquarters was located at Neubrandenburg.
The division was given the mission of supporting international operations as well as the standard national defense mission. International operations the division took part in include:
- 1997/1998, 4th SFOR contingent in Bosnia.
- 1999, 2nd German contingent for KFOR in Kosovo.
- 2001, 3rd German contingent for SFOR and KFOR.
- 2003/2004, parts of the division deployed to the Balkans and Afghanistan.
- 2006, 13th German contingent for KFOR in Kosovo.
The division also provided support to civilians during the 2002 Elbe River flood.
Commanders[edit | edit source]
|Nr.||Name||Start of command||End of command|
|8||Brigadegeneral Peter Goebel||2006||2008|
|7||Generalmajor Bruno Kasdorf||2006||2006|
|6||Generalmajor Günter Weiler||2005||2006|
|5||Generalmajor Christian Trull||2002||2005|
|4||Generalmajor Wolfgang Korte||2001||2002|
|3||Generalmajor Friedrich Riechmann||1998||2001|
|2||Generalmajor Hans-Peter von Kirchbach||1993||1998|
|1||Generalmajor Ruprecht Haasler||1990||1994|
References[edit | edit source]
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