Minister of Defence (Vietnam)

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The following is a list of Ministers of Defence of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Officeholders[edit]

No.
[note 1]
Rank
[note 2]
Name
(birth–death)
Portrait Took office Left office Prime Minister
 Minister of Defense of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam
(1945–76)
1
Chu Văn Tấn
(1909–84)
8 May 1945 March 1946 Ho Chi Minh
2
Phan Anh
(1912–90)
March 1946 11 May 1946
3
Võ Nguyên Giáp
(1911–2013)
General Vo Nguyen Giap.jpg 11 May 1946 8 May 1947
4
Ta Quang Buu
(1910–86)
8 May 1947 8 May 1948
5 5 Võ Nguyên Giáp
(1911–2013)
General Vo Nguyen Giap.jpg 8 May 1946 2 July 1976 Ho Chi Minh
Phạm Văn Đồng
 7
 Minister of Defense of the Republic of South Vietnam
(1969–76)
Tran Nam Trung
(1912–2009)
8 June 1969 2 July 1976 Huỳnh Tấn Phát
 Minister of Defense of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
(1976–present)
5 4 Võ Nguyên Giáp
(1911–2013)
General Vo Nguyen Giap.jpg 2 July 1976 February 1980 Phạm Văn Đồng
6 6 Văn Tiến Dũng
(1917–2002)
VanTienDung1954.jpg February 1980 February 1987
7 6 Lê Đức Anh
(born 1920)
February 1987 August 1991 Phạm Văn Đồng
Phạm Hùng
Đỗ Mười
8 5 Đoàn Khuê
(1923–99)
August 1991 29 December 1997 Đỗ Mười
Võ Văn Kiệt
6
9 5 Phạm Văn Trà
(born 1935)
Pham Van Tra 2000 (crop).jpg 29 December 1997 28 June 2006 Phan Văn Khải
11
10 8 Phùng Quang Thanh
(born 1949)
Phung Quang Thanh (crop 2).JPG 28 June 2006 Incumbent Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
2

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ These numbers are not official.
  2. ^ The Central Committee when it convenes for its first session after being elected by a National Party Congress elects the Politburo. The Politburo members are ranked in an official order of precedence every time the body is elected by the Central Committee.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Van & Cooper 1983, p. 69.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Van, Canh Nguyen; Cooper, Earle (1983). Vietnam under Communism, 1975–1982. Hoover Press. ISBN 9780817978518.