People's Liberation Army General Staff Department
The People's Liberation Army General Staff Department (GSD; simplified Chinese: 中国人民解放军总参谋部; traditional Chinese: 中國人民解放軍總參謀部; pinyin: Zhōngguó Rénmín Jiěfàngjūn Zǒngcānmóubù) is the former command organ and the headquarters for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China. It was under the absolute leadership of the Central Military Commission. Its duties included PLA Operations Command, Recruitments, Mobilizations, Formation, Trainings and Administration. The PLA General Staff Headquarters was located in Beijing and its last commander was General Fang Fenghui.
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|Jurisdiction||People's Liberation Army|
|Parent department||Central Military Commission|
The department was disbanded in January 2016 and its operations were consolidated into the Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission.
List of departmentsEdit
List of Chiefs of the General StaffEdit
|№||Chief of the General Staff||Took office||Left office||Time in office|
|October 1954||October 1958||4 years|
|October 1958||September 1959||11 months|
|September 1959||December 1965||6 years, 3 months|
|December 1965||March 1968||2 years, 3 months|
|March 1968||September 1971||3 years, 6 months|
|January 1975||March 1980||5 years, 2 months|
|March 1980||November 1987||7 years, 8 months|
|November 1987||November 1992||5 years|
|November 1992||September 1995||2 years, 10 months|
|September 1995||November 2002||7 years, 2 months|
|November 2002||September 2007||4 years, 10 months|
|September 2007||October 2012||5 years, 1 month|
|October 2012||January 2016||3 years, 3 months|
For the new office, see Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission.