Organization

Portraitbild von Karl-Heinz Kamp, Präsident der Bundesakademie für Sicherheitspolitik

Karl-Heinz Kamp, President of the Federal Academy for Security Policy (download his CV). Picture: private

As a central institution for advanced training, the Federal Academy for Security Policy reports directly to the Federal Government. Chaired by the Federal Chancellor, the Board of Trustees decides on the basic orientation and the future development of the Federal Academy. In this context it is counselled by both the President and the Advisory Board of the Federal Academy for Security Policy. Organizationally, the latter must be considered an independent agency.

The President of the Federal Academy for Security Policy is appointed by the Federal President. The Vice President provides support and acts as his deputy. The Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of Defence take turns in nominating the president and vice president. Together with the Director / Chief of Staff, who is responsible for exercising operational command of the Academy, and the Head of Head of Faculty / Teaching and Training, the Head of International Cooperation and Expert Meetings and the Head of Communication they form the executive group of the Academy.

Portraitbild von Thomas Wrießnig, Vizepräsident der Bundesakademie für Sicherheitspolitik

Thomas Wrießnig, Vice President of the Federal Academy for Security Policy (download his CV). Picture: Federal Foreign Office

The Federal Academy for Security Policy is subdivided into two sections: the academic department and the supporting department.

The academic department is responsible for shaping the content of the different training formats. All ministries represented in the Federal Security Council assign personnel to the Federal Academy for Security Policy to fill the inter-ministerial approach to daily routine with life. There is no academic staff in the traditional sense at the Federal Academy. For all events organized by the Academy, visiting lecturers with relevant current expertise are recruited from at home and abroad. The supporting department is responsible for aspects related to infrastructure and event logistics.