Major General



Commander German Space Command

Major General Michael Traut is serving as the first Commander of the newly established Bundeswehr Space Command and as the Director of National Air Operations in Uedem. After holding staff positions in numerous military organizations, he most recently served as the Commandant of the Air Force Officer School as well as the Chief of the Armed Forces Training Division in the Headquarters of the German Joint Support Service. As trained Interceptor Controller and Interceptor Controller Instructor, General Traut studied Computer Science at the Bundeswehr University Munich and accomplished his Master as a Member of the Royal College of Defence Studies in London.

Information provided is current as of July 2022

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