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COL Hubert Annen

Visiting Professor
Phone: 845.938.5096

Hubert Annen (Ph.D., Colonel, Swiss Armed Forces) is currently Department Head of Military Psychology and Military Pedagogy at the Swiss Military Academy at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (in German, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule or ETH Zürich).

1996 he earned his master’s degree in Psychology, Pedagogy and Neuropsychology at the University of Zurich. In his master thesis he carried out a validation study of the Assessment Center for Prospective Career Officers of the Swiss Armed Forces (ACABO). Subsequently, he was assigned as research assistant at the Swiss Military Academy where he took over responsibility for the ACABO, taught Military Psychology and worked on his dissertation thesis. After earning his Ph.D. in 1999 he was elected as Head of the newly created Department of Military Psychology and Military Pedagogy. In this function COL Annen teaches prospective career officers as well as experienced military leaders in basic and advanced training, is responsible for several pivotal selection tools in the Armed Forces and conducts research mainly in the areas of personnel selection, motivation in the military, leadership development and stress in military training.

He is a member of the board of the International Military Testing Association (IMTA) and in 2012 he received the Harry Greer Award for long-standing exceptional work contributing to the purpose and aims of the IMTA.

After completion of his military basic training as a conscript, Hubert Annen decided to volunteer as military cadre. After the officer’s school he served as a platoon leader in the cyclist troops, at that time a specific, not to say peculiar, branch that is now history. During his subsequent career as a reserve officer he has served as the press and information officer (PIO) at the battalion, regiment and brigade levels and as the personnel advisor to the commander of an Infantry Brigade. Since 2009 he is the Head of Research of the Psycho-Pedagogical Service of the Swiss Armed Forces.