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§ 45 - Soldiers Act (SG)

revised by B. v. May 30, 2005 Federal Law Gazette I p. 1482; last amended by Article 188 V. v. June 19, 2020 Federal Law Gazette I p. 1328
Valid from August 10, 1975; FNA: 51-1 Legal status of soldiers
32 earlier versions | is cited in 359 regulations

Second Section Legal Status of Professional Soldiers and Temporary Soldiers

3. Termination of employment

a) Termination of the employment relationship of a professional soldier

Section 45 Age Limits


Section 45 has 3 earlier versions and is cited in 26 regulations


(1) The following general age limits are set for professional soldiers:


1.
the completion of the 65th year of life for generals and colonels as well as for officers in the careers of the medical service, the military music service and the geographic information service of the Bundeswehr,

2.
the completion of the 62nd year of life for all other professional soldiers.

(2) The following are set as special age limits for professional soldiers:


1.
the completion of the 62nd year of life for the officers named in Paragraph 1 No. 1,

2.
the completion of the 61st year of life for lieutenant colonels,

3.
the completion of the 59th year of life for majors and staff captains,

4.
the completion of the 56th year of life for captains, first lieutenants and lieutenants,

5.
the completion of the 55th year of life for professional NCOs,

6.
The completion of the 41st year of life for officers who are used in jet-powered combat aircraft as pilots or weapons system officers, the completion of the 40th year of life, if they are incapable of being used by military pilots.

(3) The age limits according to paragraphs 1 and 2 also apply to professional soldiers in the Navy with corresponding ranks.


(4) 1The average retirement age of all professional soldiers from 2024 is at least two years above the retirement age as of January 1, 2007.2 The Federal Ministry of Defense reports on this to the German Bundestag every four years, for the first time in 2018.


(5) Section 147 (2) of the Federal Civil Servants Act applies accordingly.



Text in the version of Article 6 Bundeswehr Deployment Strengthening Act (BwEinsatzBerStG) G. v. August 4, 2019 Federal Law Gazette I p. 1147; last amended by Article 13a G. v. 09.12.2019 Federal Law Gazette I p. 2053 w.v. August 9, 2019




 

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Earlier versions of § 45 SG

The following list shows all changes to this regulation. Via the links current and before you can compare the old version (old version) and the new version (new version). You will find the full text of the amendment law as well as the legislator's justification



Please note that retrospective changes - if any - are sorted in this list according to the date of publication of the change title (date in brackets) and not according to the date of entry into force.



 

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Citations from § 45 SG

You can see the regulations that refer to § 45 SG. The list is subdivided according to quotations in SG itself, authorization bases, other applicable titles, amendment regulations and in repealed titles.

 
internal references

§ 44 SG entry or transfer into retirement (from 09.08.2019)

... A professional soldier retires at the end of the month in which he has reached the general age limit set in accordance with Section 45 (1). Retirement can ... (2) A professional soldier who has reached the special age limit applicable to him in accordance with Section 45 (2) can be retired at the end of a calendar month. The ...

 

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Quotation in the following standards

Occupational Damage Compensation Ordinance (BSchAV)

V. v. June 28, 2011 Federal Law Gazette I p. 1273; last amended by Article 58 G. v. 12.12.2019 Federal Law Gazette I p. 2652


Federal Salary Act

revised by B. v. June 19, 2009 Federal Law Gazette I p. 1434; last amended by Article 9 G. v. March 30, 2021 Federal Law Gazette I p. 607


Thirteenth law amending the Soldiers Act

G. v. May 22, 1980 Federal Law Gazette I p. 581

Article 6 13. SGÄndG Transitional provision

... Section 44 (2) in conjunction with Section 45 (2) no.3 of the Soldiers Act in the version of Article 1 applies to officers in employment ... of March 31 or September 30, to be retired, if he does the in § 45 Abs. 2 Nr. 2 of the Soldiers Act in the version of the announcement of August 19, 1975 (BGBl. I ...


Deployment Re-Use Act (EinsatzWVG)

revised by B. v. 04.09.2012 Federal Law Gazette I p. 2070; last amended by Article 61 V. v. June 19, 2020 Federal Law Gazette I p. 1328


Law to improve the personnel structure in the armed forces (PersStruktG - armed forces)

G. v. 07/30/1985 Federal Law Gazette I p. 1621

§ 1 PersStruktG - Armed Forces

... into retirement due to exceeding the special age limit of their rank (Section 45 (2) No. 2 of the Soldiers Act) a) in 1986 and 1987 another ...


Budget structure law (HStruktG)

G. v. December 18, 1975 Federal Law Gazette I p. 3091; last amended by Article 15 para. 81 G. v. 05.02.2009 Federal Law Gazette I p. 160

Article 9 HStruktG Soldiers Act

... according to Section 44 (6) sentence 4 first half-sentence of the Soldiers Act, Section 45 (2) of the Soldiers Act in the version applicable before this Act came into force shall apply if ...


Personnel Strength Act (PersStärkeG)

G. v. December 20, 1991 Federal Law Gazette I p. 2376; last amended by Article 6 G. v. December 19, 2000 Federal Law Gazette I p. 1815

§ 1 PersStärkeG

... The special age limits of Section 45 Paragraph 2 No. 1, 2, 4 and Paragraph 3 of the Soldiers Act in the version published on 19 ...

Section 6 PersStärkeG

... at the end of the month from which the professional soldier in accordance with Section 44 (2) in conjunction with Section 45 (2) and (3) of the Soldiers Act in the version applicable before this Act came into force in ...

Section 7 PersStärkeG

... is the point in time from which the professional soldiers in accordance with Section 44 (2) in conjunction with Section 45 (2) and (3) of the Soldiers Act in the version applicable before this Act came into force in ...


Soldiers Supply Act (SVG)

revised by B. v. September 16, 2009 Federal Law Gazette I p. 3054; last amended by Article 3 G. v. December 21, 2020 Federal Law Gazette I p. 3136

§ 39 SVG vocational promotion of professional soldiers (from 09.08.2019)

... apply accordingly to an officer who is retired due to reaching the special age limit according to § 45 paragraph 2 number 6 of the Soldiers Act. In addition, he can also benefit from the ...

§ 62 SVG removal fee allowance (from 01/01/2020)

... be approved. (3) A professional soldier who retired before reaching the general age limit in accordance with Section 45 (1) of the Soldiers Act or who was unable to work ...


Soldier Participation Act (SBG)

Article 1 G. v. August 29, 2016 Federal Law Gazette I p. 2065; last amended by Article 14 G. v. 04.08.2019 Federal Law Gazette I p. 1147

§ 24 SBG personnel matters

... in service beyond the special age limits of Section 44 (2) in conjunction with Section 45 (2) of the Soldiers Act. (2) The person of trust is appointed by the ...


Soldier Part-Time Employment Ordinance (STzV)

V. v. November 9, 2005 Federal Law Gazette I p. 3157; last amended by Article 8 G. v. 04.08.2019 Federal Law Gazette I p. 1147


Armed Forces Personnel Structure Adjustment Act (SKPersStruktAnpG)

Article 1 G. v. July 21, 2012 Federal Law Gazette I p. 1583

 

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Quotations in amendment regulations

Salary Structure Modernization Act (BesStMG)

G. v. 09.12.2019 Federal Law Gazette I p. 2053

Article 1 BesStMG Amendment to the Federal Salary Act

... reaching the age limit according to § 51 paragraph 1 to 3 of the Federal Civil Servants Act or according to § 45 paragraph 1 of the Soldiers Act. (3) The premium can be awarded up to ...


Bundeswehr Attractiveness Enhancement Act (BwAttraktStG)

G. v. 05/13/2015 Federal Law Gazette I p. 706, 2018 I 532


Bundeswehr Deployment Strengthening Act (BwEinsatzBerStG)

G. v. 04.08.2019 Federal Law Gazette I p. 1147; last amended by Article 13a G. v. 09.12.2019 Federal Law Gazette I p. 2053

Article 6 BwEinsatzBerStG Amendment to the Soldiers Act

... “(2) A professional soldier who has reached the special age limit applicable to him in accordance with Section 45 (2) can be retired at the end of a calendar month. To ... three years before reaching the special age limit. "17. In Section 45 Paragraph 5, the statement" Section 147 Paragraph 3 "is replaced by the statement" Section 147 Paragraph 2 "...


Bundeswehr Reform Accompanying Act (BwRefBeglG)

G. v. July 21, 2012 Federal Law Gazette I p. 1583


Service Law Reform Act (DNeuG)

G. v. 05.02.2009 Federal Law Gazette I pp. 160, 462; last amended by Article 5 G. v. December 20, 2011 Federal Law Gazette I p. 2842

Article 10 DNeuG amendment of the Soldiers Act

... the order is to be served on the professional soldier in writing. "20. § 45 is worded as follows:" § 45 age limits (1) for ... to be served. " 20. Section 45 is worded as follows: "Section 45 age limits (1) The following general age limits are set for professional soldiers ... on the basis of the Service Law Reform Act (1) In deviation from Section 45 (1) No. 1, the general age limit in 2008 until 2012 to the completed 62nd ... (2) Notwithstanding Section 45 (2), the special age limits are set as follows: 1. for generals ...

 

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Quotes in repealed titles

Occupational Damage Compensation Ordinance (BSchAV)

revised by B. v. June 29, 1984 Federal Law Gazette I p. 861; repealed by § 13 V. v. June 28, 2011 Federal Law Gazette I p. 1273


Soldiers Participation Act (SBG)

revised by B. v. April 15, 1997 Federal Law Gazette I p. 766; repealed by Article 3 Paragraph 2 G. v. August 29, 2016 Federal Law Gazette I p. 2065

Section 23 SBG personnel matters

... in service beyond the special age limits of Section 44 (2) in conjunction with Section 45 (2) of the Soldiers Act, 8. Requests for special leave, ...


Ordinance for the implementation of Sections 4, 5 and 5a of the Soldiers Supply Act

revised by B. v. November 14, 1994 Federal Law Gazette I p. 3442; repealed by § 39 V. v. October 23, 2006 Federal Law Gazette I p. 2336

Section 10 SVGDV

... the special age limit set out in Section 44 (2) in conjunction with Section 45 (2) No. 6 of the Soldiers Act ends by September 30, 2008 at the latest, can ...

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