His Majesty the King has approved the annual reshuffle of the three armed forces. The key appointments for Thailand’s annual military shuffle include General Chalermpol Srisawat as the Chief of Defence Forces, General Narongpan Jitkaewtae as the Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Army; Admiral Chatchai Sriworakhan as the Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Navy and Air Chief Marshal Airbull Suttiwan as the Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force.

This year will see changes for a total of 792 moves covering various positions in the three armed forces, along with Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters and the Office of the Permanent Secretary for Defence. The military reshuffle will take effect on 1st October 2020.

General Prayuth Chan-o-cha

Minister of Defence

General Natt Intracharoen

Permanent Secretary for Defence

Highlights of this year’s military reshuffle are as follows…
Office of the Permanent Secretary for Defence

General Chuchat Buakhao as Deputy Permanent Secretary for Defence
General Chaiyapruek Poonsawas as Deputy Permanent Secretary for Defence
Air Chief Marshal Tarin Punsri as Deputy Permanent Secretary for Defence
Lieutenant General Saravuth Rachtanavin as Director-General of Defence Industry and Energy Center
Lieutenant General Pongsawat Pannajit as Director-General of Office of Policy and Planning

Royal Thai Armed Forces

General Chalermpol Srisawat as Chief of Defence Forces

Admiral Chorchat Gra-tes as Deputy Chief of Defence Forces
General Paripat Phalasin as Deputy Chief of Defence Forces
General Kamron Kruevitchyajarn as Deputy Chief of Defence Forces
Air Chief Marshal Suttipun Taithong as Deputy Chief of Defence Forces
General Suphot Malaniyom as Chief of Staff of the Royal Thai Armed Forces

Royal Thai Army

General Narongpan Jittkaewtae as Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army

General Teerawat Boonyawat as Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army
General Thanate Kalapruk as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Royal Thai Army
Lieutenant General Thammanoon Withee as Assistant Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army
Lieutenant General Pornsak Poolsawat as Assistant Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army
Lieutenant General Worakiat Rattananon as Chief of Staff of the Royal Thai Army

Royal Thai Navy
Admiral Chatchai Srivorakan as Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy

Admiral Sittiporn Maskasem as Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy
Vice Admiral Songvuth Boon-in as Assistant Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy
Vice Admiral Theerakul Kanjana as Chief of Staff of the Royal Thai Navy
Vice Admiral Sutthinand Samanrak as Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Fleet

Royal Thai Air Force
Air Chief Marshal Airbull Suttiwan as Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force

Air Chief Marshal Surapol Puthamont as Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force
Air Chief Marshal Napadech Thupatemi as Chairman of the Royal Thai Air Force Advisory Board
Air Marshal Dejudom Kongsri as Assistant Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force
Air Marshal Pramote Sirithumgul as Assistant Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force
Air Marshal Chanon Mungtanya as Chief of the Air Staff

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Defense & Security 2021 is fully supported by the Thai Ministry of Defence and Thai Armed Forces. By exhibit, the exhibition will present you with the opportunity to network and establish connections with these new newly appointed senior officers and key decision makers.

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