Major General Wolfgang Renner was born in Kulmbach, Germany, on 3 February 1958. He joined the German Airforce in 1977 and following officer training, studied Electrical and Communications Engineering at the University of Federal Armed Forces Munich and graduated in 1981. Afterwards he served as a Platoon Leader in Signal Regiments in Lauda and Meßstetten and the Staff Battery of a GBAD Unit in Eckernförde. He then served as a Squadron Leader of the 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), 4th Air Force Division, Aurich
1993-1995 Head A3a (Structure, Organisation, Education, Exercises), 4th Air Force Division, Aurich
1995-1997 Staff Office for CIS, Electrical Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare, German Air Force Staff, Federal Ministry of Defence, Bonn
1997 Defence Resources Management Course, Monterey (CA) USA
1997-2001 Executive Office of the Chief of Staff, German Air Force Staff, Bonn
2001-2004 Executive Officer of the General Manager, NATO AWACS Program Management Agency, Brunssum, NLD
2004 Senior Course 104, NATO Defence College, Rome, ITA
2004-2005 Staff Office for Operations Principles of NATO, EU and National Operations, Federal Ministry of Defence, Bonn
2005-2007 Head G6, Military Sub-district Command II in Mainz including deployment as Branch Chief J6 and DEU NMR at HQ KFOR in Pristina (Kosovo)
2007-2008 Head G3, Joint Forces Support Command, Cologne
2008-2012 Branch Head, Operations Support, Joint Operations Staff, Federal Ministry of Defence, Berlin
2012 Office Manager, Directorate-General, Armed Forces in the Federal Ministry of Defence
2013-2018 Commander German Armed Forces CIS Services Centre, Rheinbach
Major General Renner 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.