Almost unnoticed the US Army Europe & Africa created a new position: the Deputy Commanding General for Integration (DCGI). It’s the new duty of Bundeswehr brigadier-general Jared Sembritzki since September. Before then Sembritzki was Chief of Staff at U.S. Army Europe & Africa since 2020.
An US Army spokesperson to the author: “The DCGI not only represents a further strengthening of our U.S.-German relationship, but also a further strengthening of our U.S.-NATO relationship.” According to the spokesperson the DCGI is the principal advisor to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe & Africa on international operations, multinational interoperability and allied integration. “Brigadier-general Sembritzki will focus on establishing and maintaining programs to coordinate capability development and functional interoperability with NATO allies and partners.”
The position of the Deputy Commanding General for Integration already existed during Cold War times within the V Corps in Germany. According to the US Army Europe & Africa major general Hartmut Renk has been named as the next DCGI. Therefore, a German two-star general would follow a one-star. Renk currently serves a Chief of Staff at the Multinational Joint Headquarters Ulm. Before he was like Sembritzki Chief of Staff at U.S. Army Europe & Africa from 2018 until 2020.