List of Commanders of the Third Army of Turkey

This list includes Commanders of the Third Army of Turkey, who were, in their time of service, nominal heads of the Third Army (Turkish: Üçüncü Ordu), one of the four field armies of the Turkish Land Forces.

The current Commander of the Third Army is Lieutenant general Şeref Öngay, since 22 August 2019.[1]

No. Commander Picture Took office Left office
1 General Cevat Çobanlı Cevat Cobanli.jpg 21 October 1922 31 October 1924
2 Lieutenant general Kâzım İnanç Kazim Inanc.jpg 31 October 1924 20 June 1925
3 General İzzettin Çalışlar ICalislar.jpg 20 June 1925 22 November 1933
4 General Ali Sait Akbaytogan Ali Said Pasha.jpg 22 November 1933 24 August 1935
5 General Kâzım Orbay Kazim Orbay.jpg 24 August 1935 1 December 1943
6 General Mustafa Muğlalı Mustafa Muğlalı.jpg 1 December 1943 29 August 1945
7 General Sabit Noyan SNoyan.jpg 29 August 1945 31 January 1946
8 General Kurtcebe Noyan 31 January 1946 18 May 1948
9 General İzzet Aksalur 18 May 1948 15 September 1949
10 General Mahmut Berköz 15 September 1949 6 June 1950
11 General Nurettin Baransel 6 June 1950 4 November 1952
12 General Feyzi Mengüç 4 November 1952 29 September 1955
13 General Nazmi Ataç 29 September 1955 16 June 1956
14 General Necati Tacan 16 June 1956 30 November 1957
15 General Cemal Gürsel Cemal Gürsel.jpg 30 November 1957 21 August 1958
16 General Ragıp Gümüşpala 21 August 1958 3 June 1960
17 Lieutenant general Celal Alkoç 4 August 1960 6 January 1961
18 General Ahmet Refik Yılmaz 23 June 1961 29 August 1963
19 General Refik Tulga 29 August 1963 1 September 1964
20 General Memduh Tağmaç 1 September 1964 12 July 1966
21 General Fikret Esen 12 July 1966 29 August 1967
22 General Refet Ülgenalp 29 August 1967 28 August 1969
23 General Faik Türün 28 August 1969 29 September 1970
24 General Eşref Akıncı 28 September 1970 7 March 1973
25 General Hamza Gürgüç 7 March 1973 30 August 1974
26 General Namık Kemal Ersun 28 August 1974 29 March 1975
27 General Ali Fethi Esener 28 August 1975 28 August 1976
28 General Sedat Celasun 30 August 1976 25 August 1977
29 General Mahmut Ülker 30 August 1977 25 August 1979
30 General Selahattin Demircioğlu 25 August 1979 25 August 1982
31 General Fikret Oktay 25 August 1982 25 August 1985
32 General Hüsnü Çelenkler 25 August 1985 28 August 1986
33 General Sabri Yirmibeşoğlu 28 August 1986 28 August 1988
34 General Nezihi Çakar 28 August 1988 28 August 1990
35 General Mehmet Hikmet Bayar 30 August 1990 17 August 1992
36 General Teoman Koman 17 August 1992 30 August 1995
37 General Atilla Ateş 30 August 1995 26 August 1997
38 General Nahit Şenoğul 26 August 1997 30 August 1999
39 General Tuncer Kılınç 30 August 1999 30 August 2001
40 General Tamer Akbaş 30 August 2001 30 August 2003
41 General Oktar Ataman 30 August 2003 30 August 2004
42 General Orhan Yöney 30 August 2004 30 August 2006
43 General İsmail Koçman 30 August 2006 17 August 2007
44 General Saldıray Berk 17 August 2007 30 August 2010
45 General Yalçın Ataman 30 August 2010 30 August 2011
46 General Ahmet Turmuş 30 August 2011 23 August 2013
47 General Ümit Dündar Ümit Dündar (2018).jpg 23 August 2013 8 August 2015
48 General İsmail Serdar Savaş İsmail Serdar Savaş (2016).jpg 8 August 2015 22 August 2019
49 Lieutenant general Şeref Öngay 22 August 2019 Incumbent

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Military commanders appointed by presidential decree". Hürriyet Daily News. 22 August 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2020.