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Army Office
Heeresamt
Gefechtssimulationszentrum Heer (Bundeswehr).svg
Active 16 Feb 1956
Country Flag of Germany.png Germany
Allegiance Bundeswehr
Branch Bundeswehr Logo Heer with lettering.svg German Army
Type Higher command authority
Size 900 (staff)
around 12,000 (incl. agencies)
Part of BMVg.svg General Staff (Führungsstab des Heeres)
Headquarters Cologne
Motto(s) Heeresamt – Die Zukunft im Visier ("Army Office - the Future in our Sights")
Commanders
Department Head Generalmajor Wolf-Joachim Clauß
Ceremonial chief Brigadegeneral Heinrich Fischer
Chief of Staff Brigadegeneral Armin Staigis

The Army Office (German language: Heeresamt or HA) in Cologne is one of the two command pillars of the German Army (Deutsches Heer); the other being the German Army Command (Heeresführungskommando or HFüKdo).

Led by the Department Head, Generalmajor Wolf-Joachim Clauß, are around 1,100 soldiers and civil servants who are responsible for the conceptual development of the Army as well as its training and equipment. In addition the Army Office is responsible for the organisational structure of the Army, for issues to do with in-service systems and for logistic support to the Army. Reporting to the Army Office are the Training Schools and Training Centres. The Army Office is subordinate to the General Staff. According to the new direction of the Bundeswehr and the 2011 Basing Concept (Stationierungskonzept 2011) the General Army Office is planned to be disbanded.

Department heads[edit | edit source]

Generalleutnant Wolfgang Odendahl (left) with US General Maxwell R. Thurman (1989)

No. Name Takeover date Handover date
15 Generalmajor Wolf-Joachim Clauß 15 November 2006
14 Generalmajor Wolfgang Korte 1 March 2005 15 November 2006
13 Generalmajor Jürgen Ruwe 1 October 2003 1 March 2005
12 Generalmajor Werner Widder 31 March 2001 September 2003
11 Generalmajor Manfred Dietrich 1 April 1999 31 March 2001
10 Generalmajor Jürgen Reichardt 1 April 1994 31 March 1999
09 Generalleutnant Ernst Klaffus 1 April 1990 31 March 1994
08 Generalleutnant Wolfgang Odendahl 1 December 1986 31 March 1990
07 Generalleutnant Gerhard Wachter 1 April 1986 30 November 1986
06 Generalleutnant Werner Schäfer 1 April 1983 31 March 1986
05 Generalleutnant Horst Wenner 1 October 1979 31 March 1983
04 Generalleutnant Heinz-Georg Lemm 1 April 1974 30 September 1979
03 Generalleutnant Hubert Sonneck 1 October 1968 31 March 1974
02 Generalleutnant Hellmuth Mäder 1 October 1960 30 September 1968
01 Generalmajor Helmuth Reinhardt 1 June 1956 30 September 1960

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Coordinates: 50°53′51″N 6°56′55″E / 50.897363°N 6.948509°E / 50.897363; 6.948509

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