As the Director of Life Cycle Management, Mr Rudolf Maus leads the largest of the Agency's four business units with almost 540 personnel. His area of responsibility covers the management of the acquisition and logistics support to NATO, its Nations and Partner Nations in the capability areas of System Acquisition/Procurement and Life Cycle Management, Strategic Transport and Storage (except NAMP), Logistics Services and Project Management in the Land, Air, Naval and Joint Service capability domains.
Rudolf Maus was born in Trier (Germany) in 1958. He holds a Master's degree in aeronautical and space technology from the University of Munich. He is also a graduate of the general staff officer course at the German Armed Forces Higher Command and Staff College in Hamburg and of the Royal College of Defence Studies in London.
Mr Maus joined the NATO Support and Procurement Agency as Director of Logistics Operations on 5 January 2015. Due to very high business growth with a turnover of nearly 4 Billion Euros, his area of responsibility was re-structured into the "Support to Operations" and the "Life-Cycle Management" Directorates, the latter led by Mr Maus from 1 January 2018 onwards.
Before joining NSPA in 2015, Mr Maus was the Deputy Commander, Air Force Support Command, and Commander of the Air Force Logistic Units and before that, the Director of Logistics for the German Armed Forces in the Joint Support Command. In this role, he held the senior staff officer appointment for logistics in the Armed Forces, responsible for logistics organizations in support of the German Armed Forces, thereby ensuring its operational readiness in home bases, exercises and deployed operations.
After officer training and university studies, Mr Maus began his military career with Fighter Bomber Wing 33, where he occupied several posts as a maintenance and logistics operations officer (1983-1991) and commander of the maintenance group, in charge of 1,100 personnel (1997-1999).Staff positions he held within the German Air Force and MoD included Logistics (J4), Personnel (J1), Air Force armaments, research, technology and studies policy (J8), as well as plans, policy and operations (J3) functions.
Within the NATO force structure, Mr Maus served as Assistant Chief of Staff Logistics (ACOS A4) at HQ AIRNORTH in Ramstein, before undertaking one year international course at the UK Royal College of Defence Studies in 2005, developing strategic level views in company with senior colleagues from all over the world.
Following this, he took command of German Logistics Regiment 46, a brigade-sized rapid reaction unit under Joint Force Command, with a personnel strength of 5,500.
In 2010 Mr Maus took up his first assignment as flag officer, as the Head of the Logistics Division at Joint Support Command and Director Logistics of the German Armed Forces, in which role he was functionally accountable for some 25,000 logistics professionals supporting German Armed Forces at home and in deployed operations.
Mr Maus is married and has two children.