Strategic Consultants

Brigadier-General Manfred Opel


Brigadier General, A.D.

Engineering Graduate, M.A.


Born the 27th of July 1938 in Bayreuth; 1958 Abitur; Entrance into the Air Force; Training as the technical officer; 1963 Dipl. - engineer (FH) KFZ technology (TAkLw); 1965 study donation of the German people; 1968 Dipl. - engineers air and space technology at the technical University of Munich; 1968 entrance into the SPD; 1969 to 1970 foreign scholarship at NASA, the USA; 1971 to 1973 general staff training at the command and staff academy of the German Federal Armed Forces (hay Inge RPR ice for yearlybest conclusion). 1973 to 1974 principle departmental head for logistics in Karlsruhe; 1974 to 1978 personal adviser of the undersecretary of state Dr. Mann; 1978 NATO defense academy in Rome; 1978 to 1981 section chiefs for strategic planning with the NATO-HQ, Brussels.  1981 M.A. international relation, Boston University, the USA. 1981 to 1983 commander of the Air Force supplying regiment 7, Husum; 1983 to 1985 Chief of Staff Air Force support command, Cologne; 1985 to 1987 staff department leaders logistics, operations staff of the Air Force, Bonn; 1987 to 1988 general for affairs of Air Force of the armament, Cologne. 1993-1999 circle chairmen of the SPD Nordfriesland. Owner of an engineer's office and an art trade in Husum/North Sea. Member of the public workers' union and the AWO; Since 1988 member of the PVN (parliamentary meeting of NATO).Member of the federal daily since 20 June 1988; 1988-1990 member of the financial committee. Since 1990 member of the defence committee; since 1998 deputy defense policy speaker of the SPD Bundestag faction; since October of 2000 speakers of the SPD MdB regional committee Schleswig-Holstein.