Colonel Wolfgang Karl-Heinz Reich started his career in 1987 first as a Platoon Leader in the Bundeswehr Mountain CBRN Defense Company after receiving his diploma in Economics from the Bundeswehr University in Munich, Germany. In 1989, he became the Head of the Section S2 of the CBRN Defense Battalion ‘210’ in Sonthofen and maintained his role for the next three years. Between the period of 1991 and 2001, he worked as a Director for two different courses at the Bundeswehr CBRN Protection and Environmental School, as well as Company Commander of the Bundeswehr CBRN Defense Battalion ‘705’ and the KFOR Engineer Battalion in Kosovo. Afterwards, he gained extensive experience as a Subject Matter Expert in CBRN and WMD at the NATO Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. Between 2012 and 2015, he worked as the Section Head for the CBRN Defense and Protection Department of the German Armed Forces Support Command, and Section Head for Armament of CBRN Defense Material at the Bundeswehr CBRN Defense Command. Since 2015, Colonel Reich has been the Head of the Capability Development Division of the Bundeswehr CBRN Defense Command.