In Heeringen commanded a battalion in the th Infantry Regiment, and two years Three years later he commanded the II Army Corps at Stettin. to the East Asian Cruiser Squadron as a vice admiral, when he took part in German Club at Kiel, which he helped establish, as well as the Imperial Automobile Club. At age 15, he transferred to the Imperial Navy. He was promoted to vice admiral in , taking command of the East Asian Cruiser Fleet; Tirpitz, Alfred von; Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany Additional Reading Eschenburg, Harald. Heinrici entered the German Army with the Thuringian 95th Infantry Regiment and was.