Đoàn Khuê

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Đoàn Khuê
Đoàn Khuê.jpg
8th Minister of Defence
In office
August 10, 1991 – December 29, 1997
Prime Minister Đỗ Mười
Võ Văn Kiệt
Preceded by Lê Đức Anh
Succeeded by Phạm Văn Trà
5th Chief of General Staff
In office
1987–1991
Preceded by Lê Đức Anh
Succeeded by Đào Đình Luyện
Personal details
Born (1923-10-29)29 October 1923
Triệu Phong District Quảng Trị Province French Indochina
Died 16 January 1999(1999-01-16) (aged 75)
Hanoi, Vietnam
Awards Vietnam Gold Star ribbon.png Gold Star Order
Vietnam Hochiminh Order ribbon.png Ho Chi Minh Order
Vietnam Military Exploit Order ribbon.png Military Exploit Order
Vietnam Feat Order ribbon.png Feat Order
Resolution for Victory Order ribbon.png Resolution for Victory Order
Military service
Allegiance Flag of North Vietnam (1945-1955).svg Viet Minh
Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam
Service/branch Flag of the People's Army of Vietnam.svg Vietnam People's Army
Years of service 1945–1997
Rank Vietnam People's Army General.jpg Army General
Commands Việt Minh
Vietnam People's Army
Battles/wars First Indochina War, Vietnam War

Đoàn Khuê (Triệu Phong, 29 October 1923 – 16 January 1999)[1] was a Vietnamese Army general and Minister of Defence from 1991-1997.[2]

Đoàn Khuê was born on 29 October 1923 in Triệu Phong District in Quảng Trị Province, joined the Communist Party of Vietnam in 1945, and served as the military Commissioner of the provincial party Committee.

Military career[edit]

Đoàn held various positions during the resistance against French rule (First Indochina War): Political Commissar Deputy Regiment Political Commissar).

Other positions held included:

From 1987 to 1991 he was the Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army.

Promotions[edit]

Political career[edit]

Đoàn served as Minister of Defense from 1991 to 1997 under Prime Ministers Đỗ Mười and Võ Văn Kiệt.

Awards[edit]

  • State of Vietnam Gold Star (posthumously)
  • Vietnam Medal of Honor
  • 2 first-class Victory Medal
  • Order of Victory, first class
  • Order of the Resistance

Personal[edit]

He has two other siblings:

  • Đoàn Chương, Minister of military strategy
  • Đoàn Thúy, Army Captain

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.btlsqsvn.org.vn/Print/364/Dai-tuong-Doan-Khue.aspx
  2. ^ Đại tướng Đoàn Khuê Vịên lịch sử quân ṣư Vịêt Nam - 2002 Reminiscences of General Đoàn Khuê, 1923-1999; Includes biographical sketch; collection of articles.
Preceded by
Lê Đức Anh
Vietnamese Minister of Defense
1991-1997
Succeeded by
Phạm Văn Trà