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Holger Kammerhoff (March 5, 1945 in Sankt Andreasberg) is a former Lieutenant General of the army of Bundeswehr. From 2003 to 2004 he was commander of the KFOR and from 2004 to 2006 commanding officer of the Einsatzführungskommandos der Bundeswehr.

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Kammerhoff joined the German Armed Forces in 1965 and was transferred to the Paratroop Troop (Bundeswehr) 291 in Stetten am cold market. After he had completed the officer training, he was in Nienburg and Lüneburg as platoon commander and later as company commander used. From 1976 to 1978 he completed the General Staff training at the German Armed Forces Command in Hamburg. He then served as G4 (Logistics) and G3 (Chief of Staff) of 8. Panzerbrigade in Lüneburg.

In the following period Kammerhoff served as deputy head of department of the senior staff of the army in the Federal Ministry of Defense. From October 1983 to March 1986 he commanded the Panzergrenadierbataillon 302 in Ellwangen. He then became Staff Officer (G3) at Central Army Group headquarters ( CENTAG ), NATO - High Command, which is responsible for the defense of Central and Western Southern Germany is responsible. Seat are the Campbell Barracks in Heidelberg. From October 1988 to December 1990 he was Chief of Staff of the 3rd Panzer Division (Bundeswehr) in Buxtehude. After graduating from the Higher Command and Staff Course in the United Kingdom, he was transferred to the Department of Defense, where he took over the post of Head of Department for Strategy and Operations on Army Staff. From February 5, 1992 to September 30, 1995, Kammerhoff was then given command of the Gebirgsjägerbrigade 23 in Bad Reichenhall. During this period, from November 1993 to March 1994, as National Commander he led the 2. German contingent within the UN mission UNOSOM II in Somalia.

After this command he took over in 1995 the Department of Education and Training in the Army Command. In April 1996, Kammerhoff became Deputy Chief of Staff of the Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps of NATO. In this capacity, he commanded the IFOR headquarters in Croatia during NATO operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, from March to November 1996. In January 1998 he served as Commander of the Military Area Command IV and the 5th Panzer Division (Bundeswehr) in Mainz. In July 1999 he was transferred to Brussels as Assistant Director of the NATO International Military Staff, where he took command of the Operations Division of the NATO Headquarters. From 10 December 2001 to 3 September 2003, Kammerhoff was the fifth commanding general of Eurocorps in Strasbourg, France. He then served as commander of KFOR in Priština until 31 August 2004. He then took over the leadership of the Einsatzwehr Command of the German Armed Forces in Schwielowsee at Potsdam, which he held until 2006.

Kammerhoff is married and has a daughter.

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