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High Bundeswehr commander relieved of duty
September 23, 2023, 9:05 p.m
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After a year in office as commander of the Bundeswehr’s Internal Command Center, Inspector General Markus Kurczyk is temporarily relieved of his duties. This is announced by the Federal Ministry of Defense in Berlin. A replacement will be provided until further notice.
The commander of the Bundeswehr’s Internal Command Center, Major General Marcus Kurczyk, has been temporarily relieved of his duties by Inspector General Carsten Breuer. This was announced by the Ministry of Defense in Berlin. No reasons were given.
The 58-year-old Kurczyk only took over the position in Koblenz last year. He had previously been commander of the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania state command in Schwerin. According to his Bundeswehr CV, Kurczyk has been serving the German armed forces since 1983.
The Internal Leadership Center trains military leaders in courses on the leadership culture of the armed forces and the ethical foundations of the soldier’s profession. According to the statement, the chief of staff at the Internal Leadership Center, Thomas Berger, will take over the duties of commander until further notice.
When asked by ntv.de, a spokesman for the ministry did not want to comment on the background. The ministry generally does not provide any information about personnel decisions, nor about reports about possible reasons that are circulating on the Internet.