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Lt. Gen. Frank Leidenberger

Commander, DEU Elements Multnational Corps and Basic Military Organization, German Army

Lieutenant General Frank Leidenberger has served as Commander, DEU Elements MN Corps and Basic Military Organization at the German Army Headquarters since September 2016.

He is in command of the German elements of the multinational corps and the basic military organization and acts as the primary point of contact in the Army leadership on matters relating to international cooperation, issues of integrated Army development as well as the mission-oriented equipment planning in the German Army, including the specialist tasks of training and organization.

Lieutenant General Leidenberger joined the Bundeswehr in 1977. Following studies in Economics and Organizational Sciences as well as command and general staff officer training, he held special and command assignments at different levels. His positions included commander of an armored reconnaissance battalion, commander of an airborne brigade and Director of the Bundeswehr Office for Defence Planning. Moreover, he served in key positions in national and international headquarters as Assistant Chief of Staff G 3 in the Staff of EUROCORPS, Chief of Staff Specialized Operations Division, and Deputy Chief of Staff Operations Multinational Joint HQ Ulm.

Lieutenant General Leidenberger was repeatedly deployed to the Balkans and to Afghanistan, as Commander Regional Command North in Mazar-e-Sharif and recently as Chief of Staff at the Headquarters Resolute Support in Kabul.