Jürgen Bornemann (born January 25, 1950 in Bad Wildungen ; † June 5, 2019 in Rome )  was a German officer, most recently as Lieutenant General of the Army of the Bundeswehr . In his last assignment, he was Director General of the International Military Staff (IMS) of NATO in Brussels from July 2010 to June 2013 .
Training and first uses
Bornemann joined the Bundeswehr in 1968 and trained as an officer in the Army Air Defense Force . He was employed as a platoon leader until 1972 . Subsequently he was deployed from 1972 to 1976 as a youth officer in the Defense Division IV in Frankfurt am Main . From 1976 to 1980 Bornemann studied economics and organizational sciences at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg , from which he graduated with a degree in business administration. After graduating from 1980 to 1983, he was employed as a battery chief of an anti-aircraft battery in the Air Defense Regiment 100 inWuppertal.
Service as a staff officer
Bornemann returned to Hamburg in 1983 and completed the 26th General Staff course at the Bundeswehr Commanding Academy from 1983 to 1985. Subsequently, he was employed as a G4 staff department head (logistics) in the staff of the 16 Panzer Grenadier Brigade in Wentorf under the command of Brigadier General Jürgen von Falkenhayn . During this employment Bornemann was promoted to major in April 1986 .
From 1987 to 1988 Bornemann was a course participant in the Belgian general staff training at the Royal Military Academy in Brussels . In October 1989 he was promoted to lieutenant colonel . After serving as a consultant in the command staff of the Army (Fü H VI 2) in the Federal Ministry of Defense in Bonn , Bornemann became commander of the 6th anti-aircraft regiment in Lütjenburg in 1990. Further assignments followed in the Ministry of Defense, initially as a consultant for basic military policy in the command staff of the armed forces (Fü S III 1), then as a consultant for military policy in the office of State Secretary Jörg Schönbohm .
In 1994, he was employed for the first time at NATO headquarters in Brussels as a department head in the staff of the German Military Representative (DMV) in the NATO military committee. In the same year he was promoted to colonel (i. G.) . Bornemann was then from 1996 to 2000 Head of the Military Political Basics Division in the Armed Forces Command (Fü S III 1) in Bonn.
Uses in the general rank
As a Brigadier General Bornemann was deployed from 2000 to 2005 as Deputy Head of Staff Department Fü S III (Military Policy and Arms Control) in the Defense Ministry in Berlin. As a major general , Bornemann was Assistant Director Plans and Policy Division and Deputy Director in the International Military Staff (IMS) of the NATO headquarters in Brussels from 2005 to 2008 .
On September 1, 2008 Bornemann took over the post of German Military Representative (DMV) in the NATO Military Committee and the EU Military Committee (EUMC), being appointed Lieutenant General .  On September 19, 2009 Bornemann was elected Director International Military Staff (IMS) by the Chiefs of Staff of the NATO countries . Therefore, in July 2010, he gave the post of DMV to Lieutenant General Roland Kather . As director of the IMS he succeeds the Dutch lieutenant general PJM Godderij .
Bornemann retired on June 25, 2013 with a big tattoo .
- Cross of Honor of the Bundeswehr (1991)
- National Order of the Legion of Honor (2002)
- Eagle Cross , III. great
- Cross of Merit of the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic, Level II. (2003)
- Viestura Orden , I. Klasse (2004)
- Commander's Cross of the Belgian Order of the Crown (2005).
Bornemann was married to his wife Ingeborg and had four children with her.
- Jürgen Bornemann: Obituaries: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Retrieved October 22, 2019 .
- Personnel changes in top military and civilian positions. (PDF) BMVg Press and Information Office, June 20, 2008, accessed on April 4, 2016 .
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||German general|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 25, 1950|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Bad Wildungen|
|DATE OF DEATH||5. June 2019|
|Place of death||Rom|