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Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence

Maj. Gen. Norbert Huber is the Defence Attache to the United States, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence.

Huber was commissioned as a second lieutenant into MechInfB 9 1984. 1985 he served in the infantry branch of the Armoured School. From 1989, he was as a company commander within the MechInfB 9.

He attended the Austrian General Staff Course in Vienna from 1991 to 1994. After graduating, he became a staff officer in the ministry of defence. In the same timeframe, he held also the position of the chief of staff in the 9. InfBde (reserve).

1999 he was commanding officer of MechInfB 17 (“Jaegerbataillon 17”). During this time, he was also responsible to train 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 defence, he was promoted to serve as 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.

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

In July 2014 (then) Brig. Gen. Huber took over the position of the “Director of Armament and Procurement” in the ministry of defence.

In 2016 he attended the European armaments management course SERA (Session européenne des responsables d'armement). Since his previous assignment, he is strongly involved in modernizing the equipment of the Austrian Armed Forces.

In addition, Huber holds a master´s degree in law from the University of Vienna. 2019 he was the participant of the ministry of defence in the national Austrian strategic leadership course.

Huber is married and has three children. He currently lives in Gerasdorf in the proximity of Vienna.


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