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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.

People's Liberation Army
General Staff Department
中国人民解放军总参谋部
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Agency overview
FormedOctober 1954
DissolvedJanuary 2016
TypeAdministrative agency
JurisdictionPeople's Liberation Army
Parent departmentCentral Military Commission

The department was disbanded in January 2016 and its operations were consolidated into the Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission.[1]

List of departmentsEdit

List of Chiefs of the General StaffEdit

Chief of the General Staff Took office Left office Time in office
1Yu, SuSenior General
Su Yu
粟裕

(1907–1984)
October 1954October 19584 years
2Kecheng, HuangSenior General
Huang Kecheng
黄克诚

(1902–1986)
October 1958September 195911 months
3Ruiqing, LuoSenior General
Luo Ruiqing
罗瑞卿

(1906–1978)
September 1959December 19656 years, 3 months
4Chengwu, YangGeneral
Yang Chengwu
杨成武

(1914–2004)
December 1965March 19682 years, 3 months
5Yongsheng, HuangGeneral
Huang Yongsheng
黄永胜

(1910–2004)
March 1968September 19713 years, 6 months
Vacant
1971–75
6Xiaoping, DengDeng Xiaoping
邓小平

(1904–1997)
January 1975March 19805 years, 2 months
7Xiaoping, DengGeneral
Yang Dezhi
杨得志

(1911–1994)
March 1980November 19877 years, 8 months
8Haotian, ChiGeneral
Chi Haotian
迟浩田

(born 1929)
November 1987November 19925 years
9Wannian, ZhangGeneral
Zhang Wannian
张万年

(1928–2015)
November 1992September 19952 years, 10 months
10Quanyou, FuGeneral
Fu Quanyou
傅全有

(born 1930)
September 1995November 20027 years, 2 months
11Guanglie, LiangGeneral
Liang Guanglie
梁光烈

(born 1940)
November 2002September 20074 years, 10 months
12Bingde, ChenGeneral
Chen Bingde
陈炳德

(born 1941)
[2]
September 2007October 20125 years, 1 month
13Fenghui, FangGeneral
Fang Fenghui
房峰辉

(born 1951)
October 2012January 20163 years, 3 months

For the new office, see Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "国防部新闻事务局官微发布中央军委机关英文译名". People's Daily Online. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  2. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Chinese) RFA: 陈炳德晋升为中国军队总参谋长 Archived 2007-06-27 at Archive.today