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Mag. Johann PUCHER Director, Directorate for Security Policy, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports, Vienna


1968-1971 Military Academy
1971-1972 2nd Lieutenant, Anti Aircraft Battalion
1972-1979 Armed Forces Sports School, Company Cdr, Special Forces
1974-1975 Desk Officer, UNFICYP - United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus
1979-1982 General Staff Officers' Course in Vienna
1982-1984 Office of Defence Policy, Ministry of Defence
1984-1985 Deputy Head, Arms Control Directorate, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
1986-1987 Deputy Chief of Staff, UNDOF - United Nations Disengagement Observer Force
1987-1991 Directorate for Training, Ministry of Defence
1989 Commanding Officer Infantry Regiment
1991-1994 Deputy Head, then Military Advisor to the Austrian OSCE Delegation, Directorate for International Relations, Ministry of Defence
1994-1995 Head of Section for Arms Control, PfP - Partnership for Peace issues, Department for International Security, Ministry of Defence
1995-1997 Head of project Austrian Stand by Forces, Austrian representative in the international project groups for SHIRBRIG (UN Stand-by High Readiness Brigade) and CENCOOP - Central European Cooperation in Peace-keeping, Coordinator for International Assistance, Ministry of Defence
1997-2000 Military Advisor, Prime Minister' s Office, Federal Chancellery
2000-2001 Security Policy Department, Federal Chancellery
2001-2002 Bureau for Security Studies, Ministry of Defence
2002-2004 Director of the RACVIAC - Regional Arms Control Verification Assistance Center in Zagreb
2003-2011 Member of the Board of Directors of the CISM - International Military Sports Council
2005-2006 Austrian EU presidency team with specific responsibility for the Western Balkans, Military Policy Division, Ministry of Defence
2006-2007 Coordinator Western Balkan issues, Ministry of Defence
since 2007 Defence Policy Director, Director of Directorate General for Security Policy