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Wolfgang Baumann

Wolfgang Baumann was born in Vienna in 1966. After completion of his training at the Theresan Military Academy as an armoured engineer, he served in the Austrian Armed Forces in various command and staff positions.

In the Austrian International Operations Command he was head of training for forces earmarked for deployment. In the Ministry of Defence he headed the department for recruit and non-commissioned officer training. At the same time, he studied political science and history/sociology at the University of Vienna. He graduated in 2007 with a doctoral degree.

From 2000 to 2003 he served as foreign policy advisor to the Federal Minister of Defence and successfully headed a negotiation mission to the Middle East. From 2003, he held senior positions within the Army Intelligence Service, most recently as Security Policy Advisor.

Wolfgang Baumann holds the rank of Colonel in Higher Military Service. His international experience includes participation in the "Senior Course" of the "NATO Defence College" in Rome, the Israeli "National Security Program" and the EU study course at the "Centre des Hautes Études de l'Armement" in Paris. He was a reviewer for security policy research and lectured at the Vienna University of Applied Sciences. Wolfgang Baumann is a graduate of the 15th Strategic Leadership Course of the National Defence Academy.

In recognition of his special achievements, Wolfgang Baumann was awarded the Golden Medal of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria.