Roderich Kiesewetter

Roderich Kiesewetter ( born September 11, 1963 in Pfullendorf ) is a German politician ( CDU) and former General Staff officer ( colonel ) of the Bundeswehr. In the 2009 federal election he was in the constituency Aalen - chosen as a candidate for the German Bundestag Heidenheim. Since 2011 he has been President of the Association of reservists.

Life and career

After graduation in 1982 at the Hariolf High School in Ellwangen on the Jagst Kiesewetter graduated from officer training of the Bundeswehr in the artillery troops and studied economics at the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich and the University of Texas at Austin (Texas ) with the completion of Diplom-Kaufmann (1986 ). In early 1991 he became battery commander in special / Thuringia and took with it for over two years at the " Aufbau Ost " under the " Army of Unity " part. He was adjutant of the commander and commander in Bundeswehr command in Dusseldorf in 1993. From 1995 to 1997, he received his general staff training and was in his first general staff use in the Federal Ministry of Defence, then used in international missions in the Balkans. This was followed, among others, uses the European Council in Brussels, at NATO headquarters in Brussels and Mons, and the Federal Ministry of Defense joined in Bonn. From 2002 to 2004 he served as commander of the Rocket Artillery Training Battalion 52 in Hermes wedge. Subsequently he was employed from 2004 to 2006 in various uses in the 7th Armoured Division and the Federal Ministry of Defence.

In October 2006 he was promoted to colonel and was office manager of General Rainer Schuwirth and then by General Karl -Heinz Lather at NATO Headquarters Europe ( SHAPE) in Mons. In April 2009 he was transferred to the command operational management response forces to Ulm.

Since the inaugural session of the 17th German Bundestag on 27 October 2009 he is retired Colonel

Roderich Kiesewetter is married and has a son and a daughter since 1991. Since July 2009, he lives in Aalen.

Party and Member of Parliament

Roderich Kiesewetter occurred in 1979 in the Junge Union and 1981 in the CDU one.

On 11 October 2008, the CDU members nominated in the constituency Aalen- Heidenheim Roderich Kiesewetter in the first ballot at the three candidates with 75.5 percent of the vote for their candidates for the direct mandate in the general election of 2009. In this Kiesewetter won a total of 45.1 percent of the vote, the direct mandate of the constituency Aalen - Heidenheim.

As a member of Kiesewetter Bundestag since 2009 a full member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and was from 2009 to 2013 a member of the Committee on European Union Affairs. He was also from 2009 to 2013 chairman of his faction of disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation, vice chairman of the Subcommittee on Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation and from November 2010 until the end of 2012 chairman of his faction for civilian crisis prevention and networked security. He is also head of the German delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the EU and Mediterranean countries since February 2010.

He is a member of the state executive of the CDU Baden- Württemberg since 2009 Member of the District Board CDU Nordwürttemberg and regional association Ostwürttemberg and since 2010 in the District Board of the CDA North Württemberg since 2011. On October 1, 2011 Kiesewetter was elected Deputy Chairman of the CDU district Nordwürttemberg. Roderich Kiesewetter since the end of 2012 Vice-Chairman of the 7th Advisory Board of the Federal College for Security Studies, and thus one of the two deputies of PSTs aD Walter Kolbow. In the elections to the 18th German Bundestag in Constituency 270 Aalen- Heidenheim Roderich Kiesewetter acquired 57.6 % of the primary vote the direct mandate and won 49.3 % of the second votes. Since January 2014 Kiesewetter Spokesman of the CDU / CSU Parliamentary Group for Foreign Affairs.


Kiesewetter is a member of the German- British Society, the German Society for Foreign Policy ( DGAP eV ), in the European Union, Germany, in the Lions Club and the Association of Scientific Catholic student associations Unitas. In the German Bundestag, he is a member of the European Union Parliamentarians German Bundestag.

He is also a member of the Armed Forces Social work and Clausewitz Society. Since 11 November 2011 he has been President of the Association of the German Armed Forces reservists, in which he had been since 2010 Deputy President Gerd Höfer.

Since September 2012 he has been a Vice Chairman of Advisory Board at the 6th Advisory Council of the Federal College for Security Studies.



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  • With Fouzieh Melanie Alamir: The European Security and Defense Policy and Potential Causes of Friction with NATO. In: Jörg Calließ (ed.): The renewal of the transatlantic partnership. = The renewal of the transatlantic partnership ( = Loccumer Protocols 10 /01). ( Documentation of an International Conference of the Evangelical Academy Loccum in cooperation with the Vesper Society ( Hayward / California) from 9 to 11 March 2001). Protestant Academy, Rehburg -Loccum 2003, ISBN 3-8172-1001-9, pp. 255-283.
  • Roderich Kiesewetter: time out. Poems with illustrations by Susanne Scholz. Self- Verlag, 2013, ISBN 978-3000432187.