Ngô Xuân Lịch

Ngô Xuân Lịch (born 20 April 1954 in Hà Nam) is a Vietnamese politician and Vietnam's Minister of National Defence and Chief of the General Department of Politics of Vietnam.[1] Ngô Xuân Lịch became a member of the Communist Party of Vietnam on 8 August 1974.[1]

Ngô Xuân Lịch
Army (VPA) General Ngo Xuan Lich Đại tướng Ngô Xuân Lịch (DOD photo 170808-D-GY869-123 SD meets with Vietnam's defense minister).jpg
11th Minister of Defence
Assumed office
9 April 2016
PresidentTrần Đại Quang
Nguyễn Phú Trọng
Prime MinisterNguyễn Xuân Phúc
Preceded byPhùng Quang Thanh
Chief of the General Department of Politics
In office
01 March 2011 – 15 April 2016
PresidentTrương Tấn Sang
Trần Đại Quang
Preceded byLê Văn Dũng
Succeeded byLương Cường
Member of the Politburo
Assumed office
27 January 2016
Vice Chief of the General Department of Politics
In office
01 January 2008 – 01 March 2011
Personal details
Born (1954-04-20) April 20, 1954 (age 65)
Duy Tiên, Hà Nam Province, Hanoi
Political partyFlag of the Communist Party of Vietnam.svg Communist Party of Vietnam
Alma materMilitary Academy of Vietnam
Military service
Allegiance Vietnam
Branch/serviceFlag of the People's Army of Vietnam.svg Vietnam People's Army
Years of service1972-present
RankVietnam People's Army General.jpg General
Battles/warsVietnam War
Cambodian–Vietnamese War

Ngô Xuân Lịch was previously Vice Chief of the General Department of Politics (January 2008–2011), and was promoted to the rank of four-star General in 2016. He replaced Lê Văn Dũng as Director of the General Department of Politics in March 2011.

RankEdit

Ngo Xuan Lich was promoted to Major General in 2003, then to Lieutenant General in 2008 and after that, Colonel General in 2011.

On October 5, 2015, he was promoted to General by the President along with Do Ba Ty who is now Vice-Chairman of National Assembly of Vietnam.[2]

On January 28, 2016, he was elected to the Politburo of Communist Party of Vietnam at its 12th National Congress.[3]

On April 9, 2016, he was appointed as the successor to Phung Quang Thanh and became the new Minister of National Defense of Vietnam.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  Media related to Ngo Xuan Lich at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Lê Văn Dũng
Chief of the General Department of Politics
2011-16
Succeeded by
Lương Cường