He is responsible for the readiness of personnel and materiel in the German Army, in that regard he reports directly to the Federal Minister of Defence. The Inspector commands the General Staff within the Federal Ministry of Defence as well as the Army Command with its subordinate divisions (and division equivalents) and the Army Office with its subordinate training and support establishments. He sits under the General Inspector of the Bundeswehr and is a member of the Defence Council for Bundeswehr-wide matters.
The Inspector and his deputy both hold the rank of lieutenant general (Generalleutnant).
- The Inspectors of the German Army from 1956 to present
- Official curriculum vitae of the current Inspector
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