Jägerbataillon Wien 1 "Hoch- und Deutschmeister" - Jägerbataillon Wien 1 „Hoch- und Deutschmeister“

Jägerbataillon Wien 1 "Hoch- und Deutschmeister"

Jägerbataillon Wien 1

Badge of affiliation Jägerbataillon Wien 1
State OsterreichAustria Austria
Armed forces Federal Army
Armed forces Armed Forces
Branch of service Infantry
Type Hunter
Subordinate troops
  • Commando battalions
  • Stabskompanie
  • 1. Jägerkompanie
  • 2. Jägerkompanie
  • 3. Jägerkompanie
Strength 620
Insinuation Military Command Vienna
Sitz of the Battalion Commandos Maria-Theresien-Kaserne , Vienna
Motto Deutschmeister is and remains you!
Tradition kuk Lower Austrian Infantry Regiment Hoch- und Deutschmeister No. 4
Marsch Deutschmeister-Regimentsmarsch
Anniversaries 18th of June; Battle of Kolin
Battalions commander Oberst Stefan Koroknai

The Jägerbataillon Wien 1 "Hoch- und Deutschmeister" of the Austrian Armed Forces is one of the two militia battalions of the federal capital Vienna . The location of the Jäger Battalion Vienna 1, currently under the command of Colonel Stefan Koroknai, is the Maria-Theresien-Kaserne in Vienna-Hietzing . [1] It was set up in 2006 from parts of Jäger Battalions 4 and 6.


With the main tasks of protection and security police assistance, the structure of the structured militia battalions was adjusted accordingly: The heavy grenade launcher platoon ( sGrW 86 [2] ) and the anti-tank guided missile platoon ( PAL 2000 BILL [3] ) were dissolved, in return the hunter companies were reduced from three to four fighter platoons upgraded.

Structure of the Jäger Battalion Vienna 1 "Hoch- und Deutschmeister", since January 2016.



1956 to 2006

In the Austrian Armed Forces of the Second Republic, Feldjäger Battalion 5 continued the 300-year tradition of high and German champions . After the reclassifications in Jägerbataillon 4, Landwehrstammregiment 21, Jägerregiment 2 and Jägerregiment Vienna, the dissolution as an active association took place in 2006. [4]

  • 1956–1962: Feldjäger Battalion 5
  • 1963–1978: Jägerbataillon 4
  • 1979–1994: Landwehr Tribe Regiment 21
  • 1994–1999: Hunter Regiment 2
  • 2000–2006: Jägerregiment Vienna

Since 2006

The Jäger Battalion Vienna 1 emerged from the two Jäger Battalions 4 and 6 of the former Jäger Regiment Vienna.

On July 1, 2006, the decree with the reference number S92610 / 3-Org / 2006 came into force, which regulated the formation of the militia battalions. The then Defense Minister Günther Platter entrusted Captain Thomas Mühlegger with the command of the battalion. He was followed in 2007 by Lieutenant Colonel Michael Blaha (then captain). In June 2016, his previous deputy, Colonel Stefan Koroknai, took over the leadership.

Every year since its formation, the battalion has:

  • 2006: Special weapons exercise on the command simulator in Neulengbach (today's Weitra location )
  • 2007: Formation exercise at the Seetaler Alpe military training area [5]
  • 2008: special weapons exercise
  • 2009: special weapons exercise
  • 2010: "Outrage" - disaster relief and protection after earthquakes at the Allentsteig military training area [6]
  • 2011: special weapons exercise
  • 2012: "Indian Summer" - protection of critical infrastructure at the Allentsteig military training area [7]
  • 2013: special weapons exercise
  • 2014: "Network 2014" - Protection of critical infrastructure in Vienna [8]
  • 2015: Special weapons exercise
  • 2016: "Summer weather" - training exercise according to the new training program, standard stations protection at the Allentsteig military training area [9]
  • 2017: Special weapons exercise
  • 2018: " Fireworks " - training exercise at the Seetaler Alpe military training area.
  • 2019: special weapons exercises
  • 2020: COVID-19 - partial deployment, deployment of critical infrastructure protection, embassy guarding in Vienna

The soldiers of the Jäger Battalion Vienna 1, who almost exclusively belong to the militia group, have mastered the classic tasks of a Jäger battalion, such as attacking, defending, delaying combat and protecting critical infrastructure.


The Guard has been supporting the battalion in training since January 2016;

The core tasks of the Jäger Battalion Vienna 1 "Hoch- und Deutschmeister" are:

  • security police assistance operations
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Disaster relief

At home, his militiamen are on duty in ongoing assistance operations AssE / Mig / hsF on the southern border of Austria. The battalion's militiamen also make an important contribution to the numerous international peace operations of the Austrian Armed Forces.

Membership badge

The badge of affiliation of the battalion shows the German master's cross and the coat of arms of the city ​​of Vienna . The specialty is the white background, the pointed lower end and the lack of a lettering. This makes the badge widely recognizable and unique. [4]

Heraldic description:

Gothic shield, in silver a blue paw cross covered with a golden cross of lilies, in the middle of which a golden shield with a black, right-looking eagle is placed. Inscribed in the upper right corner is a black shield with the golden double-headed eagle of the old Viennese city arms, which has a red shield with a straight silver cross as a breast shield. Badge border: gold

Weapons and equipment

The Jägerbataillon Wien 1 "Hoch- und Deutschmeister" has the following weapon systems:

Partner associations

When training its soldiers, the Vienna 1 Jäger Battalion relies on its partner organizations if necessary: ​​the Vienna Guard and the Vienna Military Command . [1]


The Jägerbataillon Wien 1 has had a partnership with the HYPO NOE Group since 2012 . [10]


The Deutschmeister are also anchored in social life outside of their official duties. The following events take place every year:

  • New Years Reception
  • Memorial mass in the Vienna Votive Church
  • Deutschmeister gala in the Army History Museum
  • Remembrance of the dead of the Deutschmeisterbund at Deutschmeisterplatz
  • joint Christmas party with members of the "Vienna Militia"

In 2013, the then battalion commander, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Blaha, initiated the “German Masters March on Foot” on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the musical Deutschmeistermarsch. Every year around 100 participants tackle a 30 km long route.

The social highlight is the "Deutschmeister-Gala". At this event every year since 2013, more than 300 people have been reliving the ball feeling of times long past in the splendid ambience of the Army History Museum .

In 2015, the battalion was the first militia association to be nominated for Association of the Year as part of the “Soldier of the Year” and came second.


Commons : Jägerbataillon Wien 1 (Bundesheer) - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Bundesheer - Milizbataillone - Jägerbataillon Wien 1
  2. ^ BMLVS - Communication Department - Section 3: Armed Forces - Weapons and Equipment - Heavy Grenade Launcher 86. In: www.bundesheer.at. Retrieved October 12, 2016 .
  3. BMLVS - Communication Department - Section 3: Armed Forces - Weapons and Equipment - Anti-tank guided weapon PAL 2000 BILL. In: www.bundesheer.at. Retrieved October 12, 2016 .
  4. a b JgB W1 "Hoch- und Deutschmeister" - Association "Friends of the Deutschmeisterbataillon"
  5. Formation exercise at the Seetaler Alpe military training area
  6. ^ "Outrage" - Disaster Relief and Protection after Earthquakes
  7. ^ "Indian Summer" - Protection of Critical Infrastructure
  8. ^ "Network 2014" - Protection of Critical Infrastructure
  9. ^ "Summer weather" - training exercise
  10. ^ Jägerbataillon Wien 1 - Troop service