Major General Wolfgang Renner was born in Kulmback, Germany. He joined the German Airforce in 1977 and following officer training, studied electrical and communications engineering at the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich and graduated in 1981. Afterwards he served as a Platoon Leader in signals regiments in Lauda and Messstetten and the Staff Battery of a GBAD Unit in Eckernfoerde. He then served as Squadron Leader of a Staff Battery and later as the S6-officer of the SSM-Wing Unit in Geilenkirchen. From 1990 to 1992, he attended the German Armed Forces General Staff Officers Course in Hamburg. His following appointments include:
1992-1993 Head A6 (CIS) in 4th Air Force Division in Aurich
1993-1995 Head A3a (Structure, Organisation, Education, Exercises) in 4th Air Force Division in Aurich
1995-1997 Staff Officer for CIS, Electronic Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare in the German Air Force Staff, Federal Ministry of Defence in Bonn
1997 Defence Resources Management Course in Monterey, CA (USA)
1997-2001 Executive Officer of the Chief of Staff of the German Air Force Staff in Bonn
2001-2004 Executive Officer of the General Manager of the NATO AWACS Program Management Agency in Brunssum (NLD)
2004 Senior Course 104 at the NATO Defense College in Rome (ITA)
2004-2005 Staff Officer for Operations Principles of NATO, EU and National Operations at the Federal Ministry of Defence in Bonn
2005-2007 Head G6 Military Subdistrict Command II in Mainz including deployment as Branch Chief J6 and German NMR at HQ KFOR in Pristina (Kosovo)
2007-2008 Head G3 at Joint Forces Support Command in Cologne
2008-2012 Branch Head for Operations Support at Joint Operations Staff in the Federal Ministry of Defence
2012 Office Manager of the Directorate-General for Armed Forces in the Federal Ministry of Defence
2013-2018 Commander German Armed Forces CIS Services Center in Rheinbach
Major General Renner assumed his current position on 16 March 2018.
He is married to Anja and they have a son.
He was awarded the Operations Medal of the Bundeswehr in Bronze for KFOR and the Bundeswehr Cross of Honour in Gold.