General Staff of the Armed Forces of Belarus

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus is the central body of military management and operational control of the Armed Forces of Belarus. The Chief of the General Staff is appointed by the President of Belarus, who is the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. The current Chief of the General Staff is Viktor Gulevich, who also serves as First Deputy Minister of Defence. The General Staff is part of the Ministry of Defence of Belarus.[1]

General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus
Belarusian: Генеральны штаб Узброеных Сіл Рэспублікі Беларусь
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Emblem of the General Staff
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Flag of the General Staff
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Viktor Gulevich
Agency overview
Formed1991; 30 years ago (1991)
HeadquartersMinsk, Belarus
Ministers responsible
Agency executive

StructureEdit

The following departments are under the control of the general staff:[2]

  • Main Operations Directorate
  • Main Intelligence Directorate
  • Main Organizational Mobilization Directorate
  • Main Ideology Directorate
  • Main Policy Directorate
  • Information-Analytical Department
  • Department of Communications
  • Department of Territorial Defense
  • Department of Missile Forces and Artillery
  • Department of the Engineering Troops
  • Financial Department
  • Department of Electronic Warfare
  • Department of Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection
  • Navigational and Topographical Department

List of chiefs of the general staffEdit

No. Portrait Chief of the General Staff Took office Left office Time in office
1Churkin, NikolayLieutenant General
Nikolay Churkin [be]
(born 1949)
199219941–2 years
2Maltsev, LeonidLieutenant General
Leonid Maltsev
(born 1949)
199419950–1 years
3Chumakov, Aleksandr PetrovichLieutenant General
Aleksandr Chumakov
(born 1941)
199519960–1 years
4Kozlov, Mikhail FyodorovichLieutenant General
Mikhail Kozlov [be]
(born 1949)
199720013–4 years
5Gurulev, SergeyLieutenant General
Sergey Gurulev [be]
(born 1953)
200120097–8 years
6Tihonovsky, PetrMajor General
Petr Tihonovsky [be]
(born 1958)
200911 January 20144–5 years
7Belokonev, OlegMajor General
Oleg Belokonev
(born 1965)
11 January 201420 January 20206 years, 9 days
8Volfovich, AlexanderMajor General
Alexander Volfovich
(born 1967)
20 January 202011 March 20211 year, 50 days
9Gulevich, ViktorMajor General
Viktor Gulevich
(born 1969)
11 March 2021Incumbent196 days

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Вопросы центральных органов военного управления Вооруженных Сил Республики Беларусь" [On the central bodies of military management of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus]. National Legal Internet Portal of the Republic of Belarus (in Russian). Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  2. ^ http://beloffice-g2n.zohosites.com/mobile/%D0%B3%D0%B5%D0%BD%D1%88%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%B1.html