German Brig. Gen. Hartmut Renk became the third multinational Chief of Staff at U.S. Army Europe in September 2018.
Prior to this assignment, Brig. Gen. Renk served as the Deputy Commander German Army Training Command / Commander Training Centers.
He joined the Deutsches Heer (German Army) in 1982 as a basic training gunner at Tank Battalion 94 in Munster. Brig. Gen. Renk has served in a variety of assignments and in deployment operations.
His other assignments include: G3 Chief of Staff, Armored Infantry Brigade 38 in Weissenfels; Battalion Commander, Tank Battalion 33, in Neustadt; Staff Officer and Military Assistant to the Chief of Staff in the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces of the Federal Ministry of Defense, in Bonn; Executive Officer to the Chief of Defense, Operations Staff Branch Chief, Strategy and Operations Division Branch Chief, and Executive Officer to the State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Defense, in Berlin.
Brig. Gen. Renk’s deployments include: Director of Staff Operations, Multinational Brigade, South Prizren, Kosovo, 2001-2002; and Commander, Resolute Support Train Advice Assistant Command North, Afghanistan 2015-2016.