Curriculum Vitae Brigadier General Armin Havenith

Curriculum Vitae Brigadier General Armin Havenith

Reading time:
Bundeswehr/Christian Gelhausen

Brigadier General Armin Havenith

Date of Birth:                    20 November 1967

Place of Birth:                  Eschweiler

Military Career

since September 2023 

Director of training and deputy commander of Bundeswehr Command and Staff College, Hamburg

2022 - 2023

Course participant, Royal College of Defence Studies, London, UKUnited Kingdom

2020 - 2022

Chief of Branch I 5, Directorate-General for Forces Policy, Federal Ministry of Defence, Bonn

2018 - 2020

Assistant Chief of Staff J 3/7/9, Bundeswehr Joint Forces Operations Command, Potsdam 

2016 - 2017

Assistant Chief of Staff 2 II – Principles of Air Force Command and Operations, German Air Force Headquarters, Berlin

2015 - 2016

Interim assignment, Air Force Forces Command, Flying Operations Directorate: Deputy Chief, Flying Operations Directorate, Branch I – Policy, Cologne-Wahn

2012 - 2015

Commander, German Air Force Flying Training Centre, Holloman AFB, New Mexico, USA

2011 - 2012

TORNADO retraining and participant in the TORNADO Instructor Course 02/2012, German Air Force Flying Training Centre, Holloman AFB, NM, USA

2011 - 2011

Chief, Section A 5 Ia – Policy Matters, Air Force Command, Cologne-Wahn

2008 - 2011

Operations General Staff Officer, J5 Policy & Concepts Implementation and concurrently Deputy Branch Head, NATO Joint Force Command HQHeadquarters, Brunssum, NLD; during this period: 2009: Deployment at CJ5 Plans & Policy HQHeadquarters ISAFInternational Security Assistance Force, AFG

2005 - 2008

Assistant Branch Chief, Air Staff III/2 (International Cooperation), Federal Ministry of Defence, Bonn

2003 - 2005

Chief, Section A 3 b and Chief, Branch A 3, Headquarters, 2 Air Division, Birkenfeld

2001 - 2003

Commander, 2 Flying Squadron, 33 Fighter Bomber Wing, Büchel

1999 - 2001

Participant in the 44th National General Staff Officer Course (German Air Force), Bundeswehr Command and Staff College, Hamburg


Transfer to the Air Force

1992 - 1993

TORNADO type rating training at the TTTE at RAF Cottesmore, GBR and Tactical flight training at 38 Fighter Bomber Wing Friesland, Jever

1991 - 1992

Europeanization on the Alpha Jet aircraft at 49 Fighter Bomber Wing, Fürstenfeldbruck 

1990 - 1991

Jet pilot training at the European NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training at Sheppard AFB, Texas, USA

1989 - 1990

Flying aptitude test and initial flying training at 9 Student Company, Air Force Officer School, Fürstenfeldbruck

1988 - 1989

Watch officer on the minehunter MINDEN

1987 - 1988

Officer training at the Naval Academy Mürwik and on the training ship DEUTSCHLAND as an officer candidate of the flying service

July 1987

Entry into the Bundeswehr 

Other Topic