General Guo Boxiong
Liquan, Xianyang, Shaanxi, China
|Allegiance||People's Republic of China|
|Service/branch||People's Liberation Army|
|Commands held||55th Division, 19th Army, 47th Army Group
Beijing Military Region, Lanzhou Military Region, Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission
Guo Boxiong (Chinese: 郭伯雄; pinyin: Guō Bóxióng; Wade–Giles: Kuo Po-hsiung), born July 1942 in Xianyang, Shaanxi province was, from 2002 to 2012, a Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission, a position he was appointed during the 16th National Congress of the Communist Party of China along with membership of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China.
As one of the Vice Chairmen of the Central Military Commission, he was one of the highest-ranking military officers of PLA.
In 1961 he joined the People's Liberation Army, and in 1963 joined the Communist Party of China. Guo was trained at China's National Defense University and the Xian Army Academy in People's Liberation Army Military Academy where he graduated. He currently holds the rank of General. In the 55th Division of the 19th Army, Guo rose from a soldier to chief of staff of the 55th Division by 1982. By 1983 Guo was chief of staff of the 19th Army until 1985, when he became deputy chief of staff of the Lanzhou Military Region. Afterwards Guo became commander of the 47th Army Group for three years. In 1993 Guo became deputy commander of the Beijing Military Region and in 1997 commander of the Lanzhou Military Region. He retired in October 2012.
- "New CPC top leadership line-up unveiled", Bjinvest.gov.cn.
- Andrew Scobell and Larry Wortzel. Civil-Military Change in China: Elites, Institutes, and Ideas After the 16th Party Congress. Darby PA: DIANE Publishing, 2004. ISBN 1-4289-1026-3
- "Guo Boxiong -- Politburo member of CPC Central Committee", CCTV, October 23, 2007.
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