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Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence

After officer training, MG Norbert Huber joined the 9th MechInfB as platoon leader in 1984. Following this, he served as a training officer in the infantry branch of the Austrian Armored School. In 1989, he rejoined the 9th MechInfB as a Company Commander.

Huber attended the Austrian General Staff Course in Vienna from 1991 to 1994. After graduating, he became a staff officer in the Ministry of Defense. In the same timeframe, he held also the position of the Chief of Staff in the 9th InfBde (reserve).

In 1999, he was Commanding Officer (CO) of MechInfB 17 (“Jaegerbataillon 17”). During this time, he was also responsible for training the first Austrian KFOR contingent. From 2000 to 2001, he attended the Command and General Staff College/US Army in Ft LEAVENWORTH, USA.

After his return and various staff positions in the Ministry of Defense, he served as the Director of Force Development for the Austrian Armed Forces. From July 2009 until January 2010, he deployed to KFOR as Deputy Chief of Staff for support (DCOS SPT) KFOR and national Austrian Contingent Commander in Pristine.

In 2013, he participated in the Generals, Flag Officers, and Ambassadors Course at the NATO Defense College in Rome.

In July 2014, (then) BG HUBER took over the position of the “Director of Armament and Procurement” in the Ministry of Defense.

In 2016, he attended the European Armaments Management Course SERA (Session européenne des responsables d'armement). In his previous assignment, he was heavily involved in modernizing the equipment of the Austrian Armed Forces.

In 2017, he was promoted to the rank of Major General. In December 2021, he took over the responsibilities of the Austrian Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attaché, with accreditation to BRAZIL, CANADA and the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Additional education:

MG Huber holds a master´s degree in law from the University of Vienna. He is also a graduate of the National Austrian Strategic Leadership Course.


1984 Second Lieutenant
1987 First Lieutenant
1993 Captain
1994 Major
1997 Lieutenant Colonel
2003 Colonel
2005 Brigadier General
2017 Major General

MGen Huber is married and has three children. He currently resides in Washington, DC.