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The inspectors of the armed forces base and the medical service, Lieutenant General Martin Schelleis and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ulrich Baumgärtner, will be forced into retirement more quickly than previously expected.

According to information available to ES&T, Lieutenant General Martin Schelleis, the inspector of the armed forces base, will be relieved of his duties and placed into temporary retirement in mid-May. Accordingly, the handover of Schelleis to the first representative of the armed forces base, Major General Stefan Lüth, at the first headquarters of the Ministry of Defense, on the Hardthöhe in Bonn, is planned for May 14th. Lüth is supposed to lead the military base until it is dissolved.

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The 64-year-old Schelleis joined the Bundeswehr in 1978 as an officer candidate in the Luftwaffe. After numerous outstanding assignments in the Air Force, he was appointed Inspector of the Armed Forces Base on October 6, 2015. He is now expected to hand over command after a good eight and a half years. (Photo; Alpers)

According to reports, the inspector of the medical service, Colonel General Baumgärtner, is due to hand over his command as early as May 2nd.

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The 63-year-old human medicine specialist Ulrich Baumgärtner joined the armed forces in 1986 after completing his studies. Following his assignment as commander of the medical service support command in Weißenfels, he became the 16th inspector of the Bundeswehr's medical service on September 25, 2018. (Photo: Bw / Dittrich)

According to the Defense Minister's reform plans, the central medical service and the armed forces base are to be combined into a support command that is to be set up on October 1st. It is not yet known what the leadership structure of this new command will look like. The change in subordination of the subordinate area should then take place by April 1, 2025. It is said that Boris Pistorius wants to send a political signal of departure with the early personnel measures.

A corresponding announcement was published today on the Bundeswehr's extranet.

Editorial staff / jf