Vice Admiral Andreas Krause,
Chief of the German Navy
Vice Admiral Andreas Krause is Chief of the German Navy. He joined the then Federal German Navy in 1976. He studied Education at the Bundeswehr University, Hamburg before joining the Submarine Flotilla in 1981.
From 1986 to 1989 he was the Commanding Officer of Submarine U 22. After Advanced maritime operations training (antisubmarine warfare), he took the 32nd Admiral Staff Officer Course at the Bundeswehr Command and Staff College, Hamburg.
After staff assignments in the Submarine Flotilla and the Ministry of Defence, Vice Admiral Krause was Branch Chief in the Joint Headquarters Northeast, Karup/Denmark from 1999 to 2001, followed by assignments as Branch Chief Naval Staff III 1 (Concept Development and Planning Guidelines, International Cooperation), Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Armed Forces Staff V (Joint Operations) and Deputy Chief of Staff, Naval Staff III (Concept Development, Planning and Operations) in the Federal Ministry of Defence.
From 2006 to 2008 he was Commander, Flotilla 1 and Director, Centre of Excellence for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters (COE CSW) and from 2008 to 2009 Deputy Commander in Chief, German Fleet. After another assignment in the Ministry of Defence as Director, Joint Operations Staff, Vice Admiral Krause became the Deputy Commander, NATO Allied Maritime Command, Naples (Italy). He was Vice Chief of the German Navy from 2013 until October 2014 when he took over as Chief of the German Navy.