Mr. Rudolf Maus
Future Forces Forum Future Forces Exhibition 2016 Logistics Capability Workshop (LCWS) 2016
Director of the Logistics Operations
NATO Support and Procurement Agency
NSPA’s Perspective on Multinational Logistics Opportunities
The presentation will high light the importance of and the opportunities lying in capability focused multinational cooperation, consolidation of requirements and contracted logistics support solutions to achieve highly effective and efficient results in the domains of sustained support to operations and exercises, capability development and capacity building. It will also provide a comprehensive overview about NSPAs capability set up targeted to best support NATO, it's nations and partner nations to meet today's and future challenges.
Rudolf Maus was born in Trier (Germany) in 1958. He holds a Master’s degree in aeronautical and space technology from the University of Munich. He is also a graduate of the general staff officer course at the German Armed Forces Higher Command and Staff College in Hamburg and of the Royal College of Defence Studies in London. Before becoming NSPA’s Director of Logistics Operations, Mr Maus was the Deputy Commander, Air Force Support Command, and officer commanding the Air Force Logistic Units. In this role, he held the senior staff officer appointment for logistics in the Air Force, responsible for logistics organizations in support of the German Air Force, thereby ensuring its operational readiness in home bases, exercises and deployed operations. After officer training and university studies, Mr Maus began his military career with Fighter Bomber Wing 33, where he occupied several posts as a maintenance and logistics operations officer (1983-1991) and commander of the maintenance group, in charge of 1,100 personnel (1997-1999). Staff positions he held within the German Air Force and MoD included Logistics (J4), Personnel (J1), Air Force armaments, research, technology and studies policy (J8), as well as plans, policy and operations (J3) functions. Within the NATO force structure, Mr Maus served as Assistant Chief of Staff Logistics (ACOS A4) at HQ AIRNORTH in Ramstein, before undertaking one year international course at the UK Royal College of Defence Studies in 2005, developing strategic level views in company with senior colleagues from all over the world. Following this, he took command of German Logistics Regiment 46, a brigade-sized rapid reaction unit under Joint Force Command, with a personnel strength of 5,500. In 2010 Mr Maus took up his first assignment as flag officer, as the Head of the Logistics Division at Joint Support Command and Director Logistics of the German Armed Forces, in which role he was functionally accountable for some 25,000 logistics professionals supporting German Armed Forces at home and in deployed operations. Mr Maus is married and has two children.