Rear Admiral Christoph Joachim Müller-Meinhard was born in Cuxhaven, Germany, in 1964. He joined the German Navy in 1984 and on completion of basic naval officer training, he attended the Federal German Armed Forces University of Hamburg, graduating in 1988. On completion of his advanced officer training, he served in various frigates, with naval deployments including Operation Sharp Guard in 1994.
Between 1996-1998 he attended the German Armed Forces Staff College. On successful completion, he was posted
to the German Embassy in London as the Assistant Naval Attaché for three years.
In 2001 he was assigned as the Executive Officer of FGS Lübeck, which included a deployment on Operation Active Endeavour. In 2003 he was assigned to the German Ministry of
Defence in Bonn for two years as the Desk Officer in charge of Maritime Planning and Policy.
In 2005 he was appointed as Commanding Officer of FGS Niedersachsen. During this tour, he was deployed on Operation UNIFIL. In 2007 he was assigned to the Ministry of Defence in Berlin as the Desk Officer in charge of Strategic Affairs.
In 2009 he was appointed as Commander of the 4th Frigate Squadron based in Wilhelmshaven. This tour included deployments as the Task Group Commander Naval Task Group
for FLOTEX 2011 and EAV 2012. In 2012 he was posted to the Planning Office of the Bundeswehr in Berlin as the Division Chief. In 2013 he was assigned to the Ministry of Defence
in Bonn as the Branch Chief for Planning Processes and Principles.
In 2015 he was appointed as Commander of German Flotilla 2. During this tour, he was deployed on Operation ATALANTA in Northwood, UK, as Deputy Commander of the EU Naval Force Somalia. In 2018 he was assigned to the Ministry of Defence in Bonn as the Chief of Division Directorate-General for Budget and Controlling.
In 2020 he was appointed as Commander Support German Navy and Director Material, Command and Control Services, HQ German Navy in Rostock. Rear Admiral Müller-Meinhard is married with three children