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Brigadier General René Leitgen

Director Academic Plans, Policy & Engagement

  • Last updated: 21 Jan. 2024 12:55

The Division Head Academic Academic Plans, Policy & Engagement reports to (and, when necessary, deputizes for) the Dean. He directs and coordinates the activities of the Curriculum Planning Branch, the Academic Policy & Engagement Branch and the Academic Support Branch.

Brigadier General René Leitgen

Supported by the Academic Plans, Policy & Engagement Division, he is responsible for the preparation of the long-term programme for all academic courses and activities, as well as for the development, evaluation and revision of the academic objectives and curricula for all courses, including the academic material, educational methods and Faculty training. Among these courses are the six-month Senior Course, several short Modular Short Courses and the Generals, Flag Officers and Ambassadors’ Course.

He oversees and coordinates preparations for the Conference of Commandants of National Defence Colleges and Institutes, the International Week in Kyiv (a one-week on-site course) and the Academic Advisory Board, as well as implementing follow-on actions stemming from them.

Finally, he acts as the Executive Secretary to the NATO Defense College’s Academic Advisory Board.

Brigadier General René Leitgen, German Army, Director Academic Plans, Policy & Engagement