Senior Geospatial Officer EUMS, INT Directorate - Support Branch - Geo Cell European Union Military Staff
Soenke Fischhoefer, the Senior Geospatial Officer of the European Union Military Staff, has
been serving as a Geo-Officer since 1997. Currently he is the Chief Geospatial Officer of the
Soenke's career track is characterised by the civil studies at Hamburg and Hannover
University, his working experience as a civil engineer, and the changes between staff officer's
positions with aspects of Geo support across all domains and positions where leadership in
peacetime and crisis establishments was requested.
1984-1986 he was trained as an Electronic Warfare Officer. 1986-91 he studied Geology to a
MSc level (German"Diplom").
Between 1991 and 1997 he worked in construction companies
and as a hydrogeologist in public service. 1997 the German Geo-Service asked him to re-join
the army as a technical expert for cross country movement mapping.
He did several posts between Muenster/ DEU – Euskirchen/ DEU – Duesseldorf/ DEU –
SHAPE/ J2 Geo/ BEL – Euskirchen/ DEU – EUROCORPS/ Strasbourg/ FRA – Muenster/
DEU and Cologne/ DEU.
Main focus was in Geo-policy related to national, NATO and EU topics, support to Intel,
operational planning, procurement and – in his previous position – geo-data in the aeronautical
He participated in missions abroad as a Chief Geospatial Officer in KFOR 2003 (Multinational
Brigade Southwest), in HQ ISAF in 20
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