Born in Ludwigshafen am Rhein Germany, Oberstabsfeldwebel (OStFw / OR-9) Knöringer joined the German Army in July 1990 as a Technician for Communication and Crypto equipment.
His first assignment after basic training was with 1st TankArtilleryBtl 345 in Kusel Germany as radio technician. 1992 to 1993 he had his first assignment with SHAPE Belgium as Crypto technician within the Regional Signal Group SHAPE.
For the period of 1993 to 1999 OStFw Knöringer was stationed in Sigmaringen Germany where he started as Crypto Technician / Crypto Custodian in 2nd/ Maintenance Btl 12. After being promoted to the Rank of Feldwebel (OR-6) he changed to 4th/Signal Btl 10 as Group and later Platoon Leader for Mobile Automated Corps Communication Networks (AUTOKO).
With the promotion to Hauptfeldwebel (OR-7) he worked from 1999 to 2002 in 5th/ Signal Rgt 930 Gerolstein Germany first as Troop Leader of mobile Triband SATCOM and later as shift leader in the SATCOM Anker station. This was followed by another NATO assignment 2002 to 2004 as Chief Network Section in AFSOUTH Neaples Italy. Coming back to Germany OStFw Knöringer got assigned to HQFC Heidelberg from 2004 to 2012 first as G6 Operations and Information Management NCO and later as Admin to COM and COS.
2012 to 2016 he was selected as Military Exchange Personnel to US Army Europe. He here had the US position of the Sergeant Major of G37 Training and Exercises / Multinational Training Division within US Army Europe (USAREUR).
2016 to 2019 he held the position of the First Sergeant of the German detachment to SHAPE Belgium, where he also got promoted to OR-9.
In July 2019 OStFw Knöringer was appointed as the command senior enlisted Leader for NATO Communication Information Systems Group.
OStFw Knöringer was deployed multiple times to Bosnia (SFOR) 1997, Kosovo (KFOR) 1999 and Afghanistan (ISAF) 2006, 2008, 2011.
Peter Knöringer is married and has two children.