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The Chiefs of the General Staff of Austria refers to the Chiefs of the General Staffs of the Austro-Hungarian Army from 1867 to 1918 and the Austrian Federal Army from 1920 to 1938 and from 1956 to the present.

List of chiefs of the general staff[]

Chiefs of the General Staff of the Austro-Hungarian Army (1867–1918)[]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 Franz von John Franz John Litho.jpg 1815–1876 Feldmarschalleutnant 1867 1869 1st Term
2 Josef Wilhelm von Gallina No image.png 1820–1883 Feldmarschalleutnant 1869 1874
3 Franz von John Franz John Litho.jpg 1815–1876 Feldzeugmeister 1874 1876 2nd Term. Died in office
4 Anton von Schönfeld No image.png 1827–1898 Feldmarschalleutnant 1876 1881
5 Friedrich von Beck-Rzikowsky Beck Rzikowsky Friedrich GO 1830 1920.jpg 1830–1920 Colonel General 1881 1906
6 Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf (Hermann Torggler, 1915).jpg 1852–1925 Generalfeldmarschall 1906 1911 1st Term
7 Blasius Schemua Zemva-Blaz.jpg 1856–1920 Major General 1911 1912
8 Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf (Hermann Torggler, 1915).jpg 1852–1925 Generalfeldmarschall 1912 1917 2nd Term
9 Arthur Arz von Straußenburg Arz Arthur von Straussenburg 1.jpg 1857–1935 Colonel General 1917 1918

Army Inspectors of the Austrian Federal Army (1922–1937)[]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 Rudolf Vidossich No image.png Colonel 1922 1923
2 Theodor Körner 90px 1873–1957 Major General 1923 1924 Later served as the President of Austria from 1951 to 1957
3 Josef Schneider No image.png Major General 1924 1924
4 Thomas Buzek No image.png General 1925 1926
5 Richard Schilhawsky No image.png 1879–1960 General 1926 1929
6 Ludwig von Eimannsberger 091218 eimannsberger.jpg 1878–1945 General 1929 1930
7 Siegmund Knaus Bundesarchiv Bild 102-09307, Sigmund Knaus.jpg 1879–1971 General of the Infantry 1930 1932
8 Sigismund Schilhawsky No image.png General of the Infantry 1932 1937

General Inspector of Troops of the Austrian Federal Army (1937–1938)[]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 Sigismund Schilhawsky No image.png General of the Infantry 1937 1938

Chiefs of the General Staff of the Austrian Federal Army (1936–1938)[]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 Alfred Jansa No image.png 1884–1963 Feldmarschalleutnant 1936 1938 Dismissed according to paragraph 8 of the Berchtesgaden agreement of 12 February 1938
2 Franz Böhme Bundesarchiv Bild 183-J21813, Franz Böhme.jpg 1885–1947 Major General 1938 1938 Appointed according to paragraph 8 of the Berchtesgaden agreement of 12 February 1938

General Inspectors of Troops of the Austrian Federal Army (1956–2002)[]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 Erwin Fussenegger No image.png 1908–1986 General 1956 1970
2 Otto Seitz No image.png 1911–1974 General of the Infantry 1970 1971
3 Anton Leeb No image.png 1913–2008 General of the Infantry 1971 1977
4 Hubert Wingelbauer No image.png 1915–1987 General of the Infantry 1977 1981
5 Heinz Scharff No image.png General 1981 1986
6 Othmar Tauschitz No image.png General 1986 1990
7 Karl Majcen No image.png 1934– General 1990 1999
8 Horst Pleiner No image.png 1941– General 1999 2002

Chiefs of the General Staff of the Austrian Federal Army (2002–present)[]

# Name Image Born–Died Rank Start End Note
1 Roland Ertl No image.png 1945– General 2002 2007
2 Edmund Entacher No image.png 1949– General 2007 2011 1st Term
Othmar Commenda Gala-Nacht des Sports 2013 Wien red carpet Othmar Commenda.jpg 1954– Lt. General 2011 2011 1st Term. Acting Chief of the General Staff
3 Edmund Entacher No image.png 1949– General 2011 2013 2nd Term
4 Othmar Commenda Gala-Nacht des Sports 2013 Wien red carpet Othmar Commenda.jpg 1954– General 2013 Present 2nd Term

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