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Maj. Wolfgang F. Greven


Wolfgang F. Greven, a reservist of the German Air Force, was the KFOR-REAR PIC Director and Spokesman in 1999 / 2000. Directly before his engagement in the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia* he served as Spokesman of NATO-AFOR (Albanian Forces) in Tirana.

Wolfgang F. Greven was born in 1949 in Moenchengladbach, Germany, where he still lives when he is at home.
After finishing high-school he spent 2 years in the USA where he was educated as a TV-and Radio journalist. He studied law, sociology, politics, and journalism at Muenster-University, Germany. He worked for German Public TV- and Radio-Stations as well as Radio Luxembourg as a journalist and presenter. In 1981 he founded his own agency dealing with TV- and Radio-journalism as well as Public Relations.
 
During his military career he focused mostly on media subjects. In the early 90th he was one of the first media officers in Piacenca, Italy, where the First German Air Force Action Squadron was stationed that was directly involved in a war after World War II. His first direct involvement in the Balkans was in 1992 when he was the media officer at Zagreb, Croatia, from where the German Air Force flew aid-goods into besieged Sarajevo. After having served in the Public Information Office at SHAPE, Mons Belgium, he was brought into action with IFOR, SFOR, AFOR, and KFOR. In 2001 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (LTC). LTC Greven served till August 2002 for almost 1 ½ years as Chief Psychological Operations Branch at the HQ SFOR in Sarajevo.
 
Between September 2002 and June 2003 he acted as the spokesperson and branch head of Press- and Public Information Office of the OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje.
 
Wolfgang F. Greven can be contacted by e-mail at wolfgang.greven@osce.org or prgreven@aol.com.
 
*Turkey recognizes the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.

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