Norbert van Heyst

Lieutenant General Norbert Van Heyst (born 24 June 1944 in Rengsdorf[1][2]) was a senior commander in the German Army.

Bundeswehr General Norbert Van Heyst in 2003. (NATO Photos)

He entered the army as an Offizieranwärter (Officer candidate) in the signals troops in April 1963. In early 2003 he was appointed the commander of the International Security Assistance Force.[1] On August 11, 2003, control of ISAF was handed to NATO with Van Heyst being replaced by Lieutenant General Goetz Gliemeroth, also of Germany.[3] Van Heyst retired on 1 July 2005.


  1. ^ a b "'s biography of Van Heyst". Archived from the original on October 31, 2007. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  2. ^ "Norbert van Heyst". Who's Who (in German). Who's Who Germany. Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  3. ^ Mission Archived February 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
Military offices
Preceded by
Hilmi Akin Zorlu
Commander of the International Security Assistance Force
10 February – 11 August 2003
Succeeded by
Goetz Gliemeroth