DCOM KFOR

Brigadier General Christian RIENER (12 Jan 1967)
Austrian Armed Forces 


2016:
designated DCOM KFOR 2016/17

2015:
Participant at the Generals, Flag Officers and Ambassadors Course’ NDC in Rome

2011 – Current:
Commanding the Austrian 4th Mechanized Infantry Brigade

2011:
Participant at the International Higher Military Leadership course in Hamburg NATO School Oberammergau

2007 – 2011:
Head of the tactical education and training section at the NDA (National Defence Academy) in Vienna and course director of the Senior Leadership Course 3

2004 – 2007:
Chief of staff and deputy commander of the Austria 4th Mechanized Infantry Brigade

2003 – 2004:
Teacher in operations and tactics at the NDA Vienna

2000- 2003:
Student of the 16th national joint command and general staff course at NDA and studies in political science at the University of Vienna (Master Degree)

1993-2000:
Company Commander mechanized infantry, antitank and headquarters companies as well as staff Officer S1 battalion level and military assistant to the battalion commander

1990 – 1993:
Student at the Austrian Military Academy

1986 – 1990:
Conscript and non commissioned officer as sniper, squad and platoon leader in an Infantry Regiment

Mission experience:

National:
• 1 homeland defence mission at the border to Yugoslavia (1991)
• 7 missions as squad, platoon and company commander in border surveillance and security missions (1990 – 2000)
• 1 disaster relief mission (2006)

International:
• Branch head Chief G2/MNTF in EUFOR/ALTHEA Bosnia (2006 – 2007)
• ACOS J5 HQ KFOR and Austrian KFOR Contingent Commander (2010 – 2011)
• ACOS J9 in the EUBG II/2012 Ulm (2012)

International Exercises as COM Brigade
• Cooperative Longbow FYROM (2012)
• Crystal Eagle Germany and Poland (2013)
• Combined Joint Staff Exercise Sweden (2016)