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Hans- Joachim Mack
Born (1928-03-30)30 March 1928
Died 6 April 2008(2008-04-06) (aged 80)
Place of birth Bischofsburg, East Prussia, Weimar Germany (today Biskupiec, Poland)
Place of death Barsinghausen, Germany
Allegiance Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
Years of service 1956–1987
Rank General
Commands held Panzerbrigade 14
Kampftruppenschule 2
Fachschule des Heeres für Erziehung
6. Panzergrenadierdivision
III Korps

Hans-Joachim Mack (30 March 1928 – 6 April 2008) was a German general of the Bundeswehr and Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR) from 1984 to 1987.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Mack was born in Bischofsburg, East Prussia, Weimar Germany (today Biskupiec, Poland). At the end of World War II he served as a Flakhelfer.

Mack joined the Bundesgrenzschutz in 1952 and the Bundeswehr tank troups as an officer cadet in 1956. He attended his General Staff Training Course at the Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr in 1962 - 1964 and served in several position in the Panzertroops.[1]

He was promoted to a Colonel and became the commander of the Panzerbrigade 14 in 1972. As a Brigadier general he commanded the Armoured Corps Training Centre (Kampftruppenschule 2) and the Fachschule des Heeres für Erziehung from 1975 to 1978. Until 1979 he was the commander of the 6. Panzergrenadierdivision and served at the Nato's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe until 1983. From 1983 to 1984 he commanded the Bundeswehr's III Korps. On 2 April 1984 Mack was promoted to Deputy Commander Supreme Allied Command Europe, a position he held until his retirement in 1987.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Konrad Manthey
Commander of 6. Panzergrenadier-Division (Bundeswehr)
Succeeded by
Johannes Poeppel
Preceded by
General Günter Kießling
Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe
Succeeded by
Eberhard Eimler

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