Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr

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Military Academy of the German Armed Forces
Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr
Motto "Mens agitat molem"
(English: "Mind moves matter")
Established 1957
(1810 as Prussian Military Academy)
Type Highest military academy of the German armed forces, the Bundeswehr
Location Hamburg, Germany
Website Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr

The Military Academy of the German Armed Forces (German: Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr, FüAkBw) is the General Staff College (Senior Military Academe) of the German armed forces, the Bundeswehr, established in 1957 as the successor of the Prussian Military Academy, founded in 1810. Since 1958 it is located in Hamburg. Its motto is "Mens agitat molem", "Mind moves Matter".


The academy offer two main courses: The Lehrgang Generalstabs-Admiralstabsdienst National (LGAN), a 2-year course for staff officers from Germany, and other NATO or EU countries, and the Lehrgang Generalstabs-/Admiralstabsdienst mit internationaler Beteiligung (LGAI), a 10-month course, established in 1962, for staff officers from non-NATO/non-EU countries.


Between 1962 and 1997, ca. 800 officers from more than 80 nations were educated at the academy. Many former students have been appointed to high military positions in their respective countries after their studies.

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