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President Olaf Lindner

Leadership positions

1985 – 1987: Team Leader and Platoon Leader, German Army

1991 – 1994: Deputy Unit Leader, Combat Unit GSG 9

1994 – 1996: Unit Leader, Combat Unit GSG 9

1998 – 2000: Head of the Federal Border Police Subdivision Zinnwald German/Czech Republic border

March 2000 – October 2005: Deputy Commander GSG 9

March 2004 – October 2004: Head of German Police Project Office for the Rebuilding of the Police in Afghanistan, Kabul/Afghanistan, Advisor to the Minister of Public Security in Afghanistan

October 2005 – July 2014: Commander GSG 9

2006 – 2012: Head of the Naval Working Group of the EU – ATLAS Cooperation

December 2006 – March 2007: Project leader of the Project Group for the reorganization of the Federal Police in the Federal Ministry of the Interior

October 2012 – October 2014: President of the EU – ATLAS Cooperation

March 2013 – July 2014: Director of Special Operational Forces Federal Police (Commander GSG 9 and of the Protection Service Abroad)

August 2014 – November 2016: Director of the Division for the Protection of the Dignitaries of the Federal Republic of Germany Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA)

December 2016 – July 2017: Director of Division B2 “Command and operational matters and maritime security of the Federal Police” in the Federal Ministry of the Interior

February 2017 – July 2017: Director of the start-up-team for the foundation of the Federal Police Special Operations Command 11 at the Federal Police Headquarters

since August 2017: President of the Federal Police Special Operations Command 11


1985 – 1987: German Army, Commissioned Officer

1987 – 1990: Police Training, College of Administrative Studies and Federal Police Academy for Commissioned Officers. Graduate and Diploma in Public Administration

1990 – 1991: Core Course and combat training GSG 9

1992: Training course for combat divers in the Federal Police and in the German Navy Special Operational Forces

1995: Parachute training, German Army

1996 – 1998: Graduate at Senior Police Staff College for Public Administration – Police Management, German Police University

September 2002: Commanders Course for Non-Military-Crisis Management, European Police College, Denmark

December 2013: Core Course for Senior Executives in National and International Security, USA at Harvard Kennedy School

January 2014 – July 2014: Core Course on Security Policy at the Federal Academy for Security Policy (BAKS) in Germany

Olaf Lindner