2 March 1901
27 January 1902 (Patent 22 June 1900)
27 January 1910
17 February 1914
1 January 1922
1 April 1926
1 October 1929
1 October 1932
1 October 1935 (entered SS at this rank).
13 September 1936
20 June 1938
1 July 1941
der Kavallerie z.V.: 1 September 1942
20 April 1944
March 1901-22 March 1914: Fähnrich in 2. Hannoversches Dragoner-Regiment
October 1906-1 October 1908: Detached to the Military Riding Institute.
October 1908-21 July 1911: Detached to the War Academy.
June 1911-21 July 1911: At the same time, detached to Fußartillerie-Regiment
von Hindersin (1. Pommersches) Nr.2.
April 1912-22 March 1914: Detached to the Great General Staff.
March 1914-2 August 1914: Transferred to the Great General Staff.
August 1914-9 September 1916: General Staff Officer in the 9th
September 1916-October 1916: Transferred to the General Staff of the 75th
1916-November 1916: Transferred to the General Staff of the 6th
1916-18 April 1917: Transferred to the General Staff of the 7th
April 1917-November 1917: Officer of the Army and detached to the General
Staff of the Royal and Imperial Austro-Hungarian XII Army Corps.
1917-28 March 1918: General Staff Officer in the Higher Quarter Master in
Army High Command 10.
March 1918-April 1918: Transferred to the General Staff of the 234th
1918-1 May 1919: Transferred to the General Staff of the XXVI Reserve Corps.
May 1919-13 December 1919: Transferred to the General Staff of the 20th
December 1919-1 April 1922: Transferred to the Reich Defence Ministry.
April 1922-1 October 1923: Cavalry Squadron Chief in Cavalry Regiment 2.
October 1922-11 November 1922: Detached to Artillery Course.
October 1923-1 February 1927: Transferred to the staff of the 6th
February 1927-1 January 1931: Commander of Cavalry Regiment 6.
September 1929-18 October 1929: Detached to Firing Course for Heavy Infantry
January 1931-30 November 1932: Commandant of Insterburg.
November 1932: Retired from the Army.
October 1935: Joined the SS with the rank of SS-Standartenführer.
October 1935-15 April 1936: On the staff of SS-Oberabschnitt [Main District]
“North” (Training Consultant North).
April 1936-15 May 1936: On the staff of SS-Oberabschnitt “Northwest” (Training
May 1936: On the staff of SS-Oberabschnitt “North Sea” (Training Consultant
of the Lebensborn Society. [The Lebensborn
or “Spring of Life” program was organized by Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler
to transform the German nation into an Aryan super race through selective
July 1938-26 August 1939: At the disposal of the Army.
August 1939-19 May 1941: Commandant of Rear Army Area 580.
May 1941-24 June 1941: Führer Reserve in the Army High Command.
June 1941-20 Apr 1944: Armed Forces Commander of Ostland (Headquarters in
January 1942-(9 November 1944): At the same time, on the staff of SS-Oberabschnitt
April 1944-17 January 1945: Führer Reserve in the Army High Command.
January 1945-22 January 1945: General for Special Employment with Wehrkreis
[Military District] Command I, Königsberg.
January 1945-10 February 1945: General for Special Employment with Wehrkreis
Command II, Stettin.
February 1945-4 March 1945: Commandant of Rear Army Area of the 11th
March 1945-2 May 1945: Führer Reserve in the Army High Command.
May 1945-October 1947: Prisoner of war in British captivity.
- 9th January 1946 transferred to Island Farm Special Camp 11 from Camp
- 6th October 1947 via Camp 43 transferred to Camp No 6 CIC Neuengamme
Braemer was highly decorated during World War I. Note he held both
the Royal Hohenzollern House Order and the Princely Hohenzollern Honor Cross.
Despite the close similarity in names, these were two separate yet affiliated
orders. The first one was the personal house order of Kaiser Wilhelm II, the
King of Prussia and Emperor of Germany, while the second one was the personal
house order of the Kaiser's Catholic cousins in Sigmaringen. Both decorations
were virtually identical in appearance except for different centrepieces and
mottos, VOM FELS ZUM MEER ("From the Mountains to the Sea") and FÜR TREUE UND
VERDIENST ("For Fidelity and Merit") respectively.
Cross in Silver: [No details available]
Royal Hohenzollern House Order, Knight’s Cross with Swords: 17
Iron Cross, 1st Class (1914) with 1939 Bar
Iron Cross, 2nd Class (1914) with 1939 Bar
Merit Cross, 1st Class with Swords
Merit Cross, 2nd Class with Swords
Hohenzollern House Order, Honor Cross 3rd Class with Swords
Military Merit Order, 4th Class with Swords
Friedrich Order, Knight 2nd Class with Swords
- Baden Order of the Zähringer Lion, Knight 1st Class with Oakleaf
- Oldenburg Friedrich-August Cross, 1st Class
- Oldenburg Friedrich-August Cross, 2nd Class
of Honor for Combatants 1914-1918
Forces Long Service Award, 1st Class (25-year Service Cross)
Forces Long Service Award, 3rd Class (12-year Service Medal)
Order of the Iron Crown, 3rd Class with War Decoration
Military Merit Cross, 3rd Class with War Decoration
[Death’s Head] Ring of the SS
- Honor Sword of the Reichsführer-SS
- Princely Hohenzollern
Honor Cross, 3rd Class with Swords