Lieutenant Colonel

Heiner 

Grest 

Joint Air Power Competence Centre
Branch Head

Lieutenant Colonel Grest is currently serving in the C4ISR+S Branch as a Space SME. In 1982 he began his military career as a conscript. In previous appointments, he has been working in various command and staff positions in the area of Surface-Based Air and Missile Defence as well as in different national staff positions. He was deployed to the NATO mission in Afghanistan at ISAF HQ. Lieutenant Colonel Grest holds a diploma in business administration from the Bundeswehr University Hamburg.

Information provided is current as of February 2022

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