Dieter Farwick

Senior Vice President and BrigGen ret

Senior Vice President and BrigGen ret

Dieter Farwick left the German Army as a Brig. General after 39 years of military service with a career from a conscript to DepDivCdr. He was a close aid to former German Defense Minister Manfred Woerner, the later NATO Secretary General and is author of five books about defense policy. During this career he experienced the “Cold war” with the construction of the “Berlin wall”, the Cuban crisis, the Warsaw Pact invasion in then Tschechoslowakia and many more critical events. In the nineties he experienced the demise of the then Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact, the reunification of Germany, the integration of former East-German soldiers into the “Bundeswehr” as well as the extension of NATO and EU. He held interesting and demanding positions as advisor to then Minister of Defence, Dr. Manfred Wörner, later Secretary General of NATO. He was student of the renowned Royal College of Defence Studies, London. As Director of Federal Armed Forces Intelligence Office he got insight into the world of Secret Services. As Assistant Chief of Staff operations at the then NATO-HQ AFCENT in the Netherlands he did a lot of operational planning for collective defence and peace support operations. During his military career he became author of five books and of numerous publications about security policy and military strategy. In addition, he had several entrances in electronic media. He is member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London. He made field studies in The Balkans, Central Asia, China, Israel, Latinamerica, North-Africa, Russia, Turkey and USA.



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