Coat of arms of Einsatzflottille 2
|Active||27 June 2006 to present|
|Part of||Navy Command (Germany)|
|Garrison/HQ||Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony, Germany|
|Kapitän zur See Ralf Kuchler|
Einsatzflottille 2 (EinsFltl 2 or EF 2) is one of the three brigade-level units of the German Navy, in addition to Einsatzflottille 1 and the Naval Air Command. It is based in Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony, and is under the head of the Navy Command, based in Rostock.
Einsatzflottille 2 was set up on 27 June 2006 as part of a major reorganization of the fleet. It consists mostly of the largest units of the fleet, namely frigates and supply ships, together with some smaller support vessels.
The staff of Einsatzflottille 2 are based at Marinestützpunkt Heppenser Groden, Wilhelmshaven. All of the frigates and some of the supply ships are stationed in Wilhelmshaven, others have their home ports on the Baltic Sea.
The ships of Einsatzflottille 2 are often deployed on overseas assignments, usually as part of the German contribution to the standing NATO squadrons Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG 1) and Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2), and participate in NATO operations in this context. The commander of Einsatzflottille 2 often serves as the leader of national or multinational naval squadrons and is supported in this task by his staff.
|Name of Operation||Start of participation||End of participation||Region||Units involved||Notes|
|Operation Atalanta||December 2008||-||Horn of Africa, Gulf of Aden||Frigates, tankers|
|Maritime Task Force (MTF) UNIFIL||October 2006||-||Eastern Mediterranean||Frigates, supply vessels, staff||Commander of EF 2 was for a time commander of the task force|
|Operation Enduring Freedom||January 2002||June 2010||Horn of Africa, Gulf of Aden||Frigates, tankers, supply vessels, staff|
|Operation Active Endeavour||November 2001||October 2016||Mediterranean||Frigates, tankers, supply vessels||Mostly carried out as part of the Standing NATO Maritime Groups, later became Operation Sea Guardian|
|N0.||Name||Start of command||End of command|
|6||Kapitän zur See Ralf Kuchler||29 June 2018||-|
|6||Flotilla admiral Christoph Müller-Meinhard||23 March 2015||29 June 2018|
|4||Flotilla admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen||1 January 2013||20 March 2015|
|3||Flotilla admiral Thorsten Kähler||1 October 2009||31 December 2012|
|2||Flotilla admiral Karl-Wilhelm Bollow||1 October 2006||30 September 2009|
|1.||Flotilla admiral Hans-Jochen Witthauer||27 June 2006||30 September 2006|