List of Defence Ministers of Thailand

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Minister of Defence of Thailand
รัฐมนตรีว่าการกระทรวงกลาโหม
Flag of the Thai Defence Minister.svg
Standard of Defence Minister
Incumbent
Vacant

since 22 May 2014
Nominator Prime Minister of Thailand
Appointer King of Thailand
Inaugural holder Chao Phraya Mahasaena (Plee)
Formation 1782
Website http://www.mod.go.th
Flag of Thai Defence Minister (inaugural 1936)

This is list of defence ministers of Thailand.

Chancellor of Defence[edit]

No.
(Term)
Portrait Name Took office Left office
1 Emblem of the Ministry of Defence of Thailand.svg Chao Phraya Mahasaena (Plee) 1782 1793
2 Emblem of the Ministry of Defence of Thailand.svg Chao Phraya Akkaramahasaena (Bunnag) 1793 1805
3 Emblem of the Ministry of Defence of Thailand.svg Chao Phraya Mahasaena (Pin) 1805 1809
4 Emblem of the Ministry of Defence of Thailand.svg Chao Phraya Mahasaena (Boonma) 1805  ?
5 Emblem of the Ministry of Defence of Thailand.svg Chao Phraya Worawongsasurasak (Sang Wongsaroj)  ? 1809
6 Emblem of the Ministry of Defence of Thailand.svg Chao Phraya Mahasaena (Sung) 1822 Early period of King Nangklao
7 Emblem of the Ministry of Defence of Thailand.svg Chao Phraya Mahasaena (Sung)  ? 1830
8 Prayurawongse.jpg Somdet Chao Phraya Borom Maha Prayurawongse (Dis Bunnag) 1830  ?
9 Sri Suriyawongse.JPG Somdet Chao Phraya Borom Maha Si Suriyawongse (Chuang Bunnag) 1855 1869
10 Chao Phraya Surawongwaiwat (Worn Bunnag).jpg Chao Phraya Surawongwaiwat (Worn Bunnag) 1869 1888
11 Chao Phrya Rattanatibet (Poom Srichaiyant).jpg Chao Phrya Rattanatibet (Poom Srichaiyant) 1888 1894

Minister of Defence of Siam[edit]

No.
(term)
Portrait Name Took office Left office
12 Prince Chitcharoen, Narisara Nuvadtivongs.jpg General HRH Prince Narisara Nuvadtivongs 1894 1899
13 Prince Prachak.jpg Major General HRH Prince Prachaksinlapakhom 1899 1901
14 Bhanurangsi Savangwongse.jpg Field Marshal (Chom Phon) HRH Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse 1901 1910
15 Field Marshal HRH Prince Chirapravati Voradej.jpg Field Marshal HRH Prince Chirapravati Voradej 11 December 1910[1] 4 February 1913[1]
16 Field Marshal Chao Phraya Bodindechanuchit (Mom Rajawongse Aroon Chatkul).jpg Field Marshal Chao Phraya Bodindechanuchit (Mom Rajawongse Aroon Chatkul) 1913 26 August 1921
17 General Chao Phraya Bodindechanuchit (Yam Na Nakorn) 2.jpg General Chao Phraya Bodindechanuchit (Yam Na Nakorn) 26 August 1921 4 August 1926
18 Paribatra Sukhumbhand.jpg Field Marshal HRH Prince Paribatra Sukhumbhand 24 August 1926 31 March 1928
19 General HH Prince Boworadet.jpg General HH Prince Boworadet 1 April 1928 19 June 1931
20 Admiral HRH Prince Vudhijaya Chalermlabha.jpg Admiral HRH Prince Vudhijaya Chalermlabha 8 November 1931[2] 19 June 1932
21 Vice Admiral Phraya Ratchawangsan (Sri Kamonnawin).jpg Vice Admiral Phraya Ratchawangsan (Sri Kamonnawin) 12 August 1932 10 December 1932
22 Major General Phraya Prasertsongkram.jpg Major General Phraya Prasertsongkram 29 June 1933 11 August 1933

Minister of Defence of Thailand[edit]

No.
(term)
Portrait Name Cabinet Took office Left office Prime minister
21
(1,2)
Vice Admiral Phraya Ratchawangsan (Sri Kamonnawin).jpg Vice Admiral Phraya Ratchawangsan
(Sri Kamonnawin)
2 10 December 1932 1 April 1933 Phraya Manopakorn Nititada
3 1 April 1933 20 June 1933
22
(1,2)
Major General Phraya Prasertsongkram.jpg Major General Phraya Prasertsongkram 4 21 June 1933 16 December 1933 Colonel Phot Phahonyothin
5 16 December 1933 1 April 1934
23 Phraya Pahol.jpg Colonel Phraya Phahon Phonphayuhasena
(Phot Phahonyothin)
5 1 April 1934 22 September 1934
24
(1-4)
Luang Phibul.jpg Major General Plaek Phibunsongkhram 6 22 September 1934 9 August 1937
7 10 August 1937 21 December 1937
8 21 December 1937 16 December 1938
9 21 December 1938 19 August 1941 Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram
25 General Mangkorn Phromyothi.jpg General Mangkorn Phromyothi 9 19 August 1941 15 December 1941
24
(5-6)
Luang Phibul.jpg Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram 9 15 December 1941 7 March 1942
10 10 March 1942 15 November 1943
26 Lieutenant General Luang Kriengsakpichit.jpg Lieutenant General Luang Kriengsakpichit
(Pichit Kriengsakpichit)
10 15 November 1943 1 August 1944
27 Sindhu Kamolnavin.gif Admiral Sindhu Kamolnavin 11 2 August 1944 31 August 1945 Major Luang Khuang Abhaiwongse
28
(1,2)
Chit Munsilpa.jpg Lieutenant General Chit Munsilpa Sinadyodharaksa 12 31 August 1945 17 September 1945 Tawee Boonyaket
13 19 September 1945 14 October 1945 Mom Rajawongse Seni Pramoj
29
(1)
Jira Wichitsongkhram.jpg Lieutenant General Jira Wichitsongkhram 13 14 October 1945 31 January 1946
28
(3)
Chit Munsilpa.jpg Lieutenant General Chit Munsilpa Sinadyodharaksa 14 2 February 1946 24 March 1946 Major Luang Khuang Abhaiwongse
29
(2-5)
Jira Wichitsongkhram.jpg Lieutenant General Jira Wichitsongkhram 15 24 March 1946 11 June 1946 Pridi Banomyong
16 11 June 1946 23 August 1946
17 24 August 1946 30 May 1947 Rear Admiral Thawal Thamrong Navaswadhi
18 31 May 1947 8 November 1947
30
(1-3)
Lieutenant General Luang Chatnakrob
(Suk Chatnakrob)
19 11 November 1947 21 February 1948 Major Luang Khuang Abhaiwongse
20 25 February 1948 8 April 1948
21 15 April 1948 25 June 1949 Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram
24
(7-10)
Luang Phibul.jpg Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram 22 28 June 1949 29 November 1951
23 29 November 1951 6 December 1951
24 8 December 1951 23 March 1952
25 23 March 1952 26 February 1957
31 Field Marshal Sarit Sarit Dhanarajata.jpg Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat 26 31 March 1957 16 September 1957 Pote Sarasin

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