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New Army chief, Navy chief, Air Force chief, supreme commander appointed

Sep 01. 2018
Newly-appointed Army chief Gen Apirach Kongsompong
Newly-appointed Army chief Gen Apirach Kongsompong
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By The Nation

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His Majesty the King has approved the annual military reshuffle list that saw all the top military posts of Army chief, Navy chief, Air Force chief, supreme commander and defence permanent secretary appointed.

The approved list of the reshuffle of 935 generals was published in the Royal Gazette Saturday and the appointments will take effect on October 1.

Key reshuffles included the promotion of Assistant Army chief Gen Apirach Kongsompong to the post of Army commander-in-chief, replacing Gen Chalermchai Sittisart, who retires at the end of September

Deputy Navy chief Admiral Luechai Ruddit was appointed as the the new Navy commander-in-chief and Royal Thai Air Force assistant commander-in-chief ACM Chaiyapruk Didyasarin became the new Air Force chief.

Joint Armed Forces Chief-of-Staff Gen Pornpipat Benyasri became the supreme commander while Defence Ministry's deputy permanent secretary Gen Nat Intharacharoen was promoted to the post of permanent secretary.

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