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List of commanders-in-chief of the Royal Thai Army

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The Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army (Thai: ผู้บัญชาการทหารบก) is headquartered in Bangkok. The commander of the Royal Thai Army is a powerful position that has at times been the springboard to the premiership. Prior to 1932, the post of Commander of the Siamese Army was combined with that of the Kalahom Department.

Chief of the Royal Thai Army
ผู้บัญชาการทหารบก
Flag for Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army.svg
Rank flag of the commander-in-chief
Incumbent
General Apirat Kongsompong

since 1 October 2018
NominatorMinister of Defense
AppointerKing of Thailand
Inaugural holderPrince Damrong Rajanubhab
Formation1887
WebsiteThai Army Commander

The following individuals have commanded the Royal Thai Army:

Contents

Royal Siamese ArmyEdit

No. Portrait Rank Name Position Term begins Term ends
1   General

Minister

Ditsawarakuman, the Prince Damrong Rajanubhab Grand-officer to the army 1887 1890
2   Field Marshal

Minister

Chao Phraya Surasakmontri
(Cherm Saeng-chuto)
Commander of the Department of Army 1890 1892
3
(1)
  Field Marshal

Admiral of the Fleet

Bhanurangsi Savangwongse, the Prince Banubandhu Vongsevoradej Commander of the Department of Military Operation 1892 1896
4   General

Minister

Chitcharoen, the Prince Narisara Nuvadtivongs Commander of the Department of Military Operation 1896 1899
3
(2)
  Field Marshal

Admiral of the Fleet

Bhanurangsi Savangwongse, the Prince Banubandhu Vongsevoradej Commander of the Department of Military Operation 1899 1901
5   Field Marshal Chirapravati Voradej, Prince of Nakhon Chaisri Commander of the Department of Military Operation
Minister of Defense
1901 1913
6   Field Marshal Chao Phraya Bodindhra Dejanuchit
(Mom Rajawongse Arun Chatrakul)
Commander of the Department of Military Operation 1914 1921
7   General Chao Phraya Bodindechanuchit
(Yeam Na Nagara)
Minister of Defense 1922 1926
8   Field Marshal

Admiral of the Fleet

Paribatra Sukhumbandhu, Prince of Nakorn Sawan Minister of Defense 1926 1928
9   General HH Prince Boworadet Minister of Defense 1928 1931
10   General

Admiral

Vudhijaya Chalermlabha, Prince of Singha Minister of Defense 1931 1932

Royal Thai ArmyEdit

No. Portrait Rank Name Term begins Term ends
11
(1)
  General Phraya Phahonphonphayuhasena
(Phot Phahonyothin)
1932 1938
12
(1)
  Field Marshal Luang Phibunsongkhram
(Plaek Phibunsongkhram)
1938 1944
13   Lieutenant General Phichit Kriangsakphichit 6 Aug 1944 24 Aug 1944
11
(2)
  General Phraya Phahon Phonphayuhasena
(Phot Phahonyothin)
1944 1946
14   General Adul Aduldejcharat
(Bhat Peungprakhun)
1946 1947
12
(2)
  Field Marshal Luang Phibunsongkhram
(Plaek Phibunsongkhram)
9 Nov 1947 15 May 1948
15   Field Marshal Phin Choonhavan 1948 1954
16   Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat 1954 1963
17   Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn 1963 1964
18   Field Marshal Praphas Charusathien 1964 1973
19   General Kris Sivara 1973 1975
20   General Boonchai Bamroongpong 1975 1976
21   General Serm Na Nagara 1976 1978
22   General Prem Tinsulanonda 1978 1981
23   General Prayut Jarumanee 1981 1982
24   General Arthit Kamlang-ek 1982 1986
25   General Chavalit Yongchaiyudh 1986 1990
26   General Suchinda Kraprayoon 1990 7 Apr 1992
26   General Isarapong Noonpakdee 7 Apr 1992 31 Jul 1992
28   General Vimol Vongvanich 1992 1995
29   General Pramon Plasindhi 1995 1996
30   General Chettha Thannajaro 1996 1998
31   General Surayud Chulanont 1998 2002
32   General Somtat Attanand 2002 2003
33   General Chaiyasit Shinawatra 2003 2004
34   General Prawit Wongsuwan 2004 2005
35   General Sonthi Boonyaratglin 2005 2007
36   General Anupong Paochinda 2007 2009
37   General Prayut Chan-o-cha[1] 2010 2014
38   General Udomdej Sitabutr 2014 2015
39   General Teerachai Nakwanich 2015 2016
40   General Chalermchai Sitthisart 2016 30 Sep 2018
41   General Apirat Kongsompong[2] 1 Oct 2018 2020

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile: Thai General Prayuth Chan-ocha". BBC News. 2014-08-21. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  2. ^ Nanuam, Wassana (29 September 2018). "New chief to 'strengthen' army". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 29 September 2018.

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