Chief of the General Staff (Austria)

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Chief of the General Staff of the Bundesheer
Chef des Generalstabes des Bundesheeres
Roundel of Austria.svg
Roundel of Austria
Robert Brieger in 2019.jpg
Incumbent
Robert Brieger

since 24 July 2018
General staff of the Bundesheer
Ministry of Defense
StyleMr. Chief of the General Staff
(formal)
StatusHead of a general staff
Member ofGeneral staff
Reports toMinister of Defense
SeatRossauer Barracks, Innere Stadt, Vienna
PrecursorChief of the Austro-Hungarian General Staff
First holderRudolf Vidossich
as Army Inspector of the Bundesheer (1922)

The Chief of the General Staff is the head of the General Staff of the Bundesheer (which is the professional leadership of the Austrian Armed Forces).

List of chiefs of the general staff[edit]

Army Inspectors (1922–1937)[edit]

Army Inspector Took office Left office Time in office
1
Rudolf Vidossich
Vidossich, RudolfOberstbrigadier
Rudolf Vidossich
(1872–1929)
192219230–1 years
2
Theodor Körner
Körner, TheodorMajor General
Theodor Körner
(1873–1957)
[a]
192319240–1 years
3
Josef Schneider
Schneider, JosefMajor General
Josef Schneider
1924December 19240 years
4
Thomas Buzek
Buzek, ThomasGeneral
Thomas Buzek
January 192519260–1 years
5
Richard Schilhawsky
Schilhawsky, RichardGeneral
Richard Schilhawsky
(1879–1960)
192619292–3 years
6
Ludwig von Eimannsberger [de]
Schilhawsky, RichardGeneral
Ludwig von Eimannsberger [de]
(1878–1945)
192919300–1 years
7
Siegmund Knaus
Knaus, SiegmundGeneral of the Infantry
Siegmund Knaus
(1879–1971)
193019321–2 years
8
Sigismund Schilhawsky
Schilhawsky, SigismundGeneral of the Infantry
Sigismund Schilhawsky
193219374–5 years

General Inspector of Troops (1937–1938)[edit]

General Inspector of Troops Took office Left office Time in office
1
Sigismund Ritter Schilhawsky von Bahnbrück
Bahnbrück, SigismundGeneral of the Infantry
Sigismund Ritter Schilhawsky von Bahnbrück
(1881–1957)
193712 March 19380–1 years

Chiefs of the General Staff (1936–1938)[edit]

Chief of the General Staff Took office Left office Time in office
1
Alfred Jansa
Jansa, AlfredLieutenant field marshal
Alfred Jansa
(1884–1963)
[b]
1 April 193612 February 19381 year, 317 days
2
Franz Böhme
Böhme, FranzMajor General
Franz Böhme
(1885–1947)
[c]
12 February 193812 March 193828 days

General Inspectors of Troops (1956–2002)[edit]

General Inspectors of Troops Took office Left office Time in office
1
Erwin Fussenegger [de]
Fussenegger, ErwinGeneral
Erwin Fussenegger [de]
(1908–1986)
31 August 195616 December 197014 years, 107 days
2
Otto Seitz (general) [de]
Seitz, OttoGeneral of the Infantry
Otto Seitz (general) [de]
(1911–1974)
1 January 197130 November 1971349 days
3
Anton Leeb [de]
Leeb, AntonGeneral of the Infantry
Anton Leeb [de]
(1913–2008)
30 November 197131 December 19776 years, 31 days
4
Hubert Wingelbauer [de]
Wingelbauer, HubertGeneral of the Infantry
Hubert Wingelbauer [de]
(1915–1987)
1 January 197831 December 19803 years, 0 days
5
Heinz Scharff [de]
Scharff, HeinzGeneral
Heinz Scharff [de]
(1920–2014)
1 January 198131 December 19866 years, 0 days
6
Othmar Tauschitz
Tauschitz, OthmarGeneral
Othmar Tauschitz
1 January 19871 October 19904 years, 273 days
7
Karl Majcen [de]
Majcen, KarlGeneral
Karl Majcen [de]
(born 1934)
1 October 199020 December 19999 years, 80 days
8
Horst Pleiner [de]
Pleiner, HorstGeneral
Horst Pleiner [de]
(born 1941)
1 January 20001 December 20022 years, 334 days

Chiefs of the General Staff (2002–present)[edit]

Chief of the General Staff Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1
Roland Ertl [de]
Ertl, RolandGeneral
Roland Ertl [de]
(born 1945)
1 December 200230 November 20074 years, 364 days
2
Edmund Entacher [de]
Entacher, EdmundGeneral
Edmund Entacher [de]
(born 1949)
30 November 200724 January 20113 years, 55 days
-
Othmar Commenda
Commenda, OthmarLieutenant General
Othmar Commenda
(born 1954)
Acting
24 January 20117 November 2011287 days
(2)
Edmund Entacher [de]
Entacher, EdmundGeneral
Edmund Entacher [de]
(born 1949)
7 November 201123 March 20131 year, 136 days[1]
3
Othmar Commenda
Commenda, OthmarGeneral
Othmar Commenda
(born 1954)
22 May 201324 July 20185 years, 63 days
4
Robert Brieger
Brieger, RobertMajor general
Robert Brieger
(born 1955)
24 July 2018Incumbent317 days[2]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Later served as the President of Austria from 1951 to 1957.
  2. ^ Dismissed according to paragraph 8 of the Berchtesgaden agreement of 12 February 1938.
  3. ^ Appointed according to paragraph 8 of the Berchtesgaden agreement of 12 February 1938.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Entacher wird in den Ruhestand verabschiedet". BVZ (in German). 22 March 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  2. ^ Editor. "Commendas Nachfolger als Generalstabschef steht fest". ORF (in German). Retrieved 21 July 2018.