EUTM Mali | Mission Force Commander
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Mission Force Commander

Brigadier General Christian RIENER

Brigadier General Christian RIENER is the 17th Mission Force Commander EUTM Mali

CURRICULUM VITAE

2021 – 2022:

Mission Force Commander EUTM Mali

2017 – 2021:

Head of Operations Command and Control Division in the MoD in Vienna

2011 – 2017:

Commander 4th Mechanized Infantry Brigade in Linz

2007 – 2011:

Head of the Tactical Education and Training Section at the NDA in Vienna and course director of two Leadership Courses at brigade level

2004 – 2007:

Chief of staff and deputy commander of the 4th Mechanized Infantry Brigade in Linz

2003 – 2004:

Teacher in operations and tactics at the NDA Vienna

2000 – 2003:

Student of 16th national joint command and general staff course at NDA and studies in political science at the University of Vienna

1993 – 2000:

Company Commander mechanized, antitank and headquarter company as well as staff officer S1 battalion level and military assistant to the battalion commander

1990 – 1993:

Student at the Theresien Military Academy in Wr. Neustadt

1986 – 1990:

Enlisted and non-commissioned officer as squad and platoon leader in an Infantry Regiment

Mission experience:

National:

  • 1 homeland defence mission at the border to Yugoslavia (1991)
  • 7 missions as squad, platoon and company commander in border surveillance missions (1990 – 2000)
  • 1 disaster relief mission (2006)

International:

  • Chief G2 of a MNTF in EUFOR ALTHEA (2006 – 2007)
  • ACOS J5 HQ KFOR and Austrian KFOR Contingent Commander (2010-2011)
  • ACOS J9 in the EUBG II/2012 (2012)
  • DCOM KFOR KFOR XXI (2016-17)

International Exercises as Brigade Commander:

  • Cooperative Longbow in FYROM (2012)
  • Crystal Eagle in DEU and PL (2013)
  • CJTF Exercise (Viking cycle) SWE (2016)

International Courses:

  • CJTF HQ Seminar AFSOUTH (2003)
  • CIMIC course at NATO School Oberammergau (2011)
  • International Higher Military Leadership course in Hamburg (2011)
  • Generals, Ambassadors and Flag Officers course at NATO Defence College in Rome (2015)
  • Strategic Communication course at NATO School Oberammergau (2016)

Private:

  • Born 12jan1967
  • Married and two children

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