Col. Helmut Heck is the Director of the C-IED Centre in the Bundeswehr Joint Forces Operations Command (BwJFOCOM) since 2012. He started his career in the Bundeswehr in 1976 at the Signal Intelligence Battalion 940 (Daun) as a training officer and operator in signals intelligence NCO. He concluded his studies at the Bundeswehr University in Munich in 1983 and continued his career as Platoon Commander and Company Commander at the Signal Battalion 220 in Donauwörth until1988. From then on until 1991 he became the Head of Mobile Signal Intelligence Department at the Army Office. From 1991 until 1996 he was assigned as Company Commander at the 4 Coy/Signal Battalion 220 and Chief of Evaluation at the Signal Battalion 220. He then moved to Operations until 1998, which was followed by his position as Commander at the Electronic Warfare Regiment 320. In 2001, he became again the Chief of Evaluation at the Signals and Electronic Intelligence Brigade 94 /Signal Group 93. From 2004 until 2006, he served as Electronic Warfare Staff Officer in J3 Division, Strategic Reconnaissance Command. Following that, he served in the Ministry of Defence until 2009, when he took over as the Director of the C-IED Devices Information Centre in Grafschaft-Gelsdorf. Following this placement, he occupied his current position. Col. Heck is married and has two children.