Lieutenant General

Thorsten 

Poschwatta 

Joint Air Power Competence Centre
Executive Director

Since December 2021, Lieutenant General Poschwatta is the Commander of the German Air Operations Command and the Executive Director of the Joint Air Power Competence Centre in Kalkar, Germany.

 

Since
December 2021
Commander, Air Operations Command (GE) and Executive
Director Joint Air Power Competence Centre in Kalkar
2020 – 2021 Chief of Staff, HQ Resolute Support in Kabul, Afghanistan
2014 – 2020 Deputy Commander, German Bundeswehr Joint Forces
Operations Command at Potsdam
2012 – 2014 Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, German Air Force
Headquarters at Gatow in Berlin
in-between (2013) Base Commander/ Senior Airfield Authority Camp Marmal,
Afghanistan
2012 Branch Chief, Directorate-General for Strategy and Operations (II 3), Federal Ministry of Defence in Berlin
2009 – 2012 Head of Balkans Operations Team, Joint Operations Staff,
Federal Ministry of Defence in Berlin
2007 – 2009 Chief of Branch III 1, Air Staff, Federal Ministry of Defence
in Bonn
2004 – 2007 Commander, Reconnaissance Wing 51 ‘Immelmann’ at Jagel, Schleswig-Holstein
in-between (2007) Commander, Operational Wing Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan
2003 – 2004 Chief of Staff, 1st Air Division in Fürstenfeldbruck, Bavaria
2002 – 2003 Assistant Chief of Branch, Air Staff (III 5), Federal Ministry
of Defence in Bonn
2000 – 2002 Assistant Chief of Branch, Air Staff (III 3), Federal Ministry
of Defence in Bonn
1999 – 2000 Commander, Flying Group Fighter Bomber Wing 31 ‘Boelcke’ in Nörvenich
in-between (1999) Senior Officer National Command Post during ALLIED FORCE
in Vicenza, Italy
1998 – 1999 S3 and Deputy Commander, Flying Group Fighter Bomber Wing 31 ‘Boelcke’ in Nörvenich, North Rhine-Westphalia
1996 – 1998 Staff Officer, Policy Division HQ AFCENT, Brunssum,
The Netherlands
in-between (1997) Director Joint Operations Center HQ Stabilisation Force (SFOR), Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
1994 – 1996 39th General Staff Course at the Bundeswehr Command and Staff College in Hamburg
1992 – 1994 Operations Staff Officer, 2nd/Fighter Bomber Wing 31 ‘Boelcke’ in Nörvenich
1991 – 1992 S3 Ops, Flying Group Fighter Bomber Wing 31 ‘Boelcke’
in Nörvenich
1989 – 1991 Weapons system operator and flight leader, 2nd / Fighter Bomber Wing 31 ‘Boelcke’ in Nörvenich
1988 – 1989 Aide, HQ Fighter Bomber Wing 31 ‘Boelcke’ in Nörvenich
1984 – 1988 Tornado weapons system operator with 2nd/Fighter Bomber Wing 31 ‘Boelcke’ in Nörvenich
1983 – 1984 Training as weapons system operator at Mather AFB, USA, Fürstenfeldbruck, and TTTE Cottesmore, Great Britain
1982 Beginning of preflight training in Fürstenfeldbruck
1981 Entry into the German Air Force

 

Information provided is current as of February 2021

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