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City administration

Mayor and Chief Financial Officer Kurt Dannenberg

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Date of birth19. September 1968
Place of birthHilten/County of Bentheim
NationalityGerman

Professional background and training

seit 30.01.2014Mayor and first full-time alderman
2012 – 2014Advisor in the Policy Department of the Federal Ministry of Defense, Berlin
2011 – 2012Participation in the 26th International Training Course of the Geneva Center for Security Policy and Master of Advanced Studies in International and European Security Policy at the University of Geneva
2009 – 2011Commander of Armored Engineer Battalion 701, Gera, during this time from 11/2009 - 03/2010 Chief Engineer at Regional Command North, Mazar-e-Sharif (Afghanistan)
2006 – 2009Secondment to the Federal Foreign Office as an advisor in the German NATO representation, Brussels
2004 – 2006Head of Logistics Department of Panzergrenadierbrigade 1, Hildesheim, during this time from 01/2005 - 07/2005 Military Assistant to the Commander of the 3rd German Operational Contingent, Kunduz/Feyzabad (Afghanistan)
2002 – 200445th Army General Staff Course at the Bundeswehr Command and Staff College, Hamburg
1999 – 2002Company Commander 2nd Engineer Battalion 320, Lahnstein
1997 – 1999Platoon leader and planning officer, 210 Armored Engineer Company, Höxter
1992 – 1997Degree in mechanical engineering at the Helmut Schmidt University of the Federal Armed Forces, Hamburg
1989 – 1992Training and subsequent promotion to officer
1989Acceptance as a regular soldier in the army/pioneer force
1988Joining the Bundeswehr as a conscript
1988Abitur at Kreuzgasse grammar school in Cologne

Volunteering

Deputy state chairman of the Mittelstands- und Wirtschaftsunion (MIT), Thuringia state association
President of the Gera Municipal Sports Association
Chairman of the Gera Swimming Club
Chairman of the Board of the von Wiese Foundation
Past President of the Rotary Club Gera

Awards

Bronze badge of honor of the Thuringian youth fire department
Bundeswehr Cross of Honor in silver and gold
German Armed Forces ISAF Service Medal in silver
NATO ISAF Medal in Silver
Medal of Honor of the City of Cologne in bronze for special sporting achievements
"Paul Harris Fellow" - Rotary International award