Which are the values, to which we have committed ourselves, and how do we intend to work together in the future? The answers to these questions will have an immediate effect on the Joint Support and Enabling Service. The focus is on people, they will be the first to feel the immediate influence of a permanently changing organization.
We assume responsibility mainly for the people who are working for us. Our leadership culture, i.e. "enabling leadership", stands for these people. Together with the people of the Joint Support and Enabling Service, we commit ourselves to our guiding principles. With the focus on people, we develop the future of the Joint Support and Enabling Service. Structure and organization are aids that need to be and will be adapted to the developments. Clear competencies and responsibilities will be of great importance in this context.
„The willingness to assume responsibility and mission command form the basis for successful mission accomplishment.“
Chief of the Joint Support and Enabling Service
The overall responsibility for all the tasks of the organizational element rests with the Chief of the Joint Support and Enabling Service. Under his command, the many and diverse competencies of the Joint Support and Enabling Service are further developed and organized in a future-oriented manner. Top priority will continue to be given to the fulfillment of commitments during deployments and standby commitments. Subject areas such as multinationalization, digitization or even close cooperation with trade and industry will turn the Joint Support and Enabling Service into the pacemaker and a decisive actor in Germany and in Europe.
Lieutenant General Martin Schelleis
Lieutenant General Martin Schelleis was born in Düren on 15 October 1959. He is married and has two children.
Vice Chief of the Joint Support and Enabling Service and Commissioner for Reservist Affairs
With regard to many of its tasks, the Bundeswehr reserve is of central significance for the Joint Support and Enabling Service. Accordingly, the Joint Support and Enabling Service supports its reservist work from the command level. The Vice Chief of the Joint Support and Enabling Service takes responsibility for the focused further development of the reserve, because it makes a substantial contribution to home defense and the role of Germany in Europe.
Major General André Bodemann
Major General André Bodemann was born in Hagen on 13 August 1965. He is married and has one child.
Our Guiding Principles
The Joint Support and Enabling Service reflects capabilities needed by all military organizational elements of the Bundeswehr.
In this way, it contributes to the accomplishment of the overall mission of the Bundeswehr.
The Joint Support and Enabling Service is the interface for joint training, in fields such as logistics, vehicle affairs or conceptual work.
The Joint Support and Enabling Service maintains specialized connections to military and civilian partners (e.g. logistic military partners, authorities, institutions, trade and industry) in Germany and abroad.
Smooth and service-oriented cooperation with different rank categories at different levels of abstraction is emphasized here with respect to the great variety of specializations.
The Joint Support and Enabling Service offers a great variety of career options and specializations and sees itself, in particular, as an integrative element for all members of the Bundeswehr. "Home" is a highly emotional notion that clearly shows that everybody may feel welcome irrespective of uniformed service or membership in a civilian organizational element.
On the one hand learning from errors means that errors are allowed, while by analyzing them we aim on the other hand for improvement.
By showing our willingness to accept changes, we respond to the spirit of progress.
The further development of military capabilities reveals a European perspective, in which the Joint Support and Enabling Service will take a central role.
In many respects, the Joint Support and Enabling Service is a mirror image of the Bundeswehr and characterized by a diversity of people with differing features, different levels of experience and knowledge horizons and specializations.
The contribution of specialized capabilities by each individual with maximum diligence to the success of each individual mission offers great potential for identification, for example in the sense of professional satisfaction and pride in every member of the Joint Support and Enabling Service.
The emphasis is on the high good of lived comradeship.
Trust and assumption and transfer of responsibility reflect central maxims of behavior within the Joint Support and Enabling Service.