In 2018, Thomas Silberhorn was appointed Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal
Minister of Defence. From 2014 to 2018, he served as Parliamentary State Secretary to the
Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development. Thomas Silberhorn has been
a Member of the German Bundestag since 2002.
At the Federal Ministry of Defence, his responsibilities include equipment and international
armaments policy as well as military planning, budgetary affairs and the real estate
management of the Bundeswehr.
Thomas Silberhorn is a lawyer. After his second state examination, he worked as a research
assistant at the University of Bayreuth from 1994. In 2001, he took up work as a lawyer in
Munich and Berlin.