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Brigadier General Gregor Metzler

Commander Armour and Artillery Training Unit

Brigadier Gregor Metzler


Brigadier General Metzler is in charge of the Armour and Artillery Training Unit. He is responsible for the basic training of the armour and artillery forces and accountable to the Chief of Training and Education Command. The armour and artillery recruit, the NCO and officer schools, the command for tests, the military training area in Thun with its mechanised training centre, and the military training area in Bière with its artillery training centre all report to Brigadier General Metzler. Together with his staff, he ensures the further development of the operational doctrine and the technical procedures for the armour and artillery units, and he supports the introduction of new equipment and vehicles.

2018 Brigadier General, Commander  Armour and Artillery Training Unit
2010 Colonel GS, armour and artillery training unit staff
2009 Lieutenant Colonel GS, chief of operations of an armoured brigade
2004 Lieutenant Colonel GS, commander of an armoured grenadier battalion
2001 Major GS, chief of operations of a field division
2000 Major GS, general staff officer of a field division
1997 Captain, commander of an armoured grenadier company
2015 Assistant Commander of the Commander and Staff Officer School,
Commander of Leadership Course II / Staff Course I
2013 Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces College
2009 Commander of the armoured schools
2008 Team leader at the General Staff School
2004 Team leader at the Commander and Staff Officer School
2003 Armor Captain Career Course, Fort Knox, USA
2002 Staff officer assigned to the staff of the chief of land forces training / armoured training unit
2000  Staff member of the Armed Forces XXI project, mechanised and light units department
1998  Company instructor at the armoured grenadier recruit schools



Office: Lehrverband
Panzer und Artillerie
CH-3609 Thun
+41 58 468 31 30
+41 58 468 52 20