Official biography
LTC Andreas Hellwig

Lt. Col. (GS) Andreas Hellwig

Military Professor, Deputy Course Director for the Program in Applied Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Lt. Col. Andreas Hellwig is a military professor and Deputy Course Director for the Program in Applied Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. He joined the George C. Marshall Center in fall of 2011.

Colonel Hellwig earned his master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the German Armed Forces University in Munich, Germany. Following that, he attended the U.S. Army Aviation School in Ft. Rucker, AL, and conducted his initial weapons training at Ahlhorn AB, Germany. His first assignment was as a helicopter pilot at Air Transport Wing 61 Landsberg AB, Germany. Colonel Hellwig flew the UH 1D in the air transport and search and rescue role, and also served as a maintenance pilot and an instructor pilot. He has a total of 3,800 flying hours.

Upon graduation from German Armed Forces Staff Course he became squadron commander of 2nd Squadron Special Air Wing and participated with his squadron in the NATO-led Operation KFOR, Kosovo. After completion of his staff turns as branch chief to the Air Transport Command and to the German Air Force Command, Colonel Hellwig was assigned as group commander of Air Transport Wing 61. As vice wing commander of Mission Wing 2 in Kabul, Afghanistan, he participated in the NATO-led Operation ISAF. He was then assigned to the personnel department of the German Ministry of Defence followed by an assignment there as the air mobility advisor.

Before joining the Marshall Center, Colonel Hellwig was at Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, where he graduated from Air War College in 2008. Following that, he served as both a faculty member in the Air War College’s department of leadership and strategy and as the German Air Force advisor to the Commander Air University.