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It is official: General Apirat Kongsompong is new army chief

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Maj. Gen. Mark Stammer (right), I Corps deputy commanding general, greets Royal Thai Army Lt. Gen. Apirat Kongsompong, First Army Area commander in Thailand

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash - Maj. Gen. Mark Stammer (right), I Corps deputy commanding general, greets Royal Thai Army Lt. Gen. Apirat Kongsompong, First Army Area commander in Thailand, after a ride in a Stryker vehicle at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Mar. 8, 2017. Photo By: Staff Sgt. Bryan Michael Dominique (I Corps) / US INDOPACOM.


His Majesty the King has approved the annual reshuffle of the three armed forces involving altogether 935 officers with General Apirat Kongsompong, assistant army commander-in-chief, being appointed new army commander-in-chief.

Other highlights of this year’s military reshuffle include:

General Nath Intharacharoen, deputy permanent secretary of defence, is permanent secretary of defence; General Pornpipat Benyasri, army chief-of-staff, is supreme commander of the three armed forces; Admiral Luechai Rutdit, deputy commander-in-chief of the navy, is navy commander-in-chief; Air Chief Marshal Chaipruek Didyasarin, assistant commander-in-chief of the air force, is air force commander-in-chief.

Full story: thaipbs.or.th

By Thai PBS


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