EUTM Mali | Mission Force Commander
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Mission Force Commander

Brigadier General Jochen Deuer

Brigadier General Jochen Deuer is the 16th Commander of the EUTM Mali.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Brigadier General Jochen Deuer was born in Mainz on 24 August 1966. He joined the Bundeswehr in 1986 and was trained as an officer. From 1988 to 1992, he studied business administration at the Bundeswehr University in Munich. After successfully completing his studies, Brigadier General Deuer became first platoon leader and then company commander of Logistics Company 740 in Mainz from 1992 to 1994. From 1994 to 1996, he was company commander of the 6th Company of Logistics Battalion 310 in Ulm.

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After this assignment, he became head of logistics in the French-German Supply Battalion of the French-German Brigade in Muellheim from 1996 to 1999. During this period, he was also deployed to Sarajevo (Bosnia) as part of NATO’s SFOR mission from January to May 1997. Brigadier General Deuer completed the national general staff course in Hamburg followed by the French General Staff Officer Course at the “Ecole de Guerre” in Paris from 1999 to 2003.

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From 2003 to 2005 he was G6 Operations at the Eurocorps in Strasbourg. As part of this assignment, he participated in the ISAF mission (Afghanistan) as Head of Liaison for Afghan Ministries from July 2004 to February 2005 in Kabul. This was followed by a posting as Deputy Head of Department, FMoD Armed Forces Staff Fü S VI 2 in Bonn until 2007. In 2007, General Deuer became Battalion Commander and led the Logistics Battalion 7 in Unna until 2009. As part of this posting, he went on another ISAF mission from July to November 2008, as Commander of the Logistic Support Battalion and Contingent units Commander in Mazar-e-Sharif (Afghanistan).

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After his assignment in Unna, Deuer became Chief of Army Operational Logistics and G3, Force Development at the School of Land Systems Engineering in Aachen. He operated here from 2009 to 2011 and then transferred to the Capabilities/International Relations Division in the Ministry of the Armed Forces in Paris as an Exchange Officer for Planning.

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From 2013 to 2015, he served as G4 at the Rapid Reaction Force Division (RRFD), where he also acted as Chief of Staff from December 2014 to August 2015.Brigadier General Deuer was a German participant in the “Cours des Hautes Etudes Militaires (CHEM)” in Paris in 2015/16.

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From 2016 to 2017, Deuer became Head of the International Relations Unit at the German Armed Forces Support Headquarters (now German Armed Forces Support and Enabling Service Headquarters ) in Bonn, before becoming Chief of Staff of the Bundeswehr Logistics Command in Erfurt in 2017. He remained here until 2018 and then moved to the office of the Chief of Defence of the Bundeswehr as Head of Dept. Central Affairs in Berlin. He held this position until 2021.

In 2021, Deuer was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General and took over command of the European Training Mission in Mali on 7 July 2021.

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After his deployment in Mali, Brigadier General Deuer will take up his assignment as Deputy Chief of Staff Operations at Eurocorps in Strasbourg.

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Brigadier General Jochen Deuer is married.

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