Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of Vietnam
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The Central Military Commission (CMC), is the highest party organ in Vietnam on military policy. Its membership includes some members of the Politburo and military leaders. The CMC is headed by the current General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyễn Phú Trọng.
The Statute of the Communist Party of Vietnam says that the Vietnam People's Army (VPA) is "under the party's absolute, direct, comprehensive leadership". The membership of the CMC is appointed by the Central Committee. The CMC is responsible to the Party's Politburo and the Secretariat. Its main priority is to supervise party affairs within the VPA, from the very bottom to the top, which is represented by the General Political Department. Since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, the norm has been that at least two VPA generals are to be represented in the Party's Politburo, however, beginning in 1975 the number of VPA generals represented in the Central Committee has slowly decreased. The VPA has played a big role in economic development; in 1993 VPA generals held five out of thirty-three ministries. Because of the army's role in economic development, the Ministry of Defence established the General Directorate for Economic Development.
For the heads of the commission, see Secretary of the Central Military Commission.
Central Military Commission (2016–2021)
- Secretary of the Central Military Commission: Nguyễn Phú Trọng, General secretary.
- Deputy Secretary: General Ngô Xuân Lịch, Minister of Defense of Vietnam, the highest-ranking military officer.
- 5 Standing Members of the Central Military Commission:
- Trần Đại Quang , President .
- Nguyễn Xuân Phúc , Prime Minister.
- Colonel General Lương Cường Chairman of the General Political Department, Chairman of the Inspection Commission of the Central Military Commission, the second highest-ranking military officer.
- Lieutenant General Phan Văn Giang, Chief of General Staff, Deputy Minister of Defense, the third highest-ranking military officer.
- Colonel General Nguyễn Chí Vịnh, Deputy Minister of Defense.
- 16 Normal members of the Central Military Commission:
- Colonel General Bế Xuân Trường, Deputy Minister of Defense.
- Lieutenant General Lê Chiêm, Deputy Minister of Defense.
- Lieutenant General Trần Đơn, Deputy Minister of Defense.
- Lieutenant General Nguyễn Trọng Nghĩa, Vice Chairman of the General Political Department.
- Lieutenant General Nguyễn Phương Nam, Vice Chief of General Staff.
- Rear Admiral Phạm Hoài Nam, Commander of Navy.
- Lieutenant General Lê Huy Vịnh, Commander of Air Force
- Major General Hoàng Xuân Chiến, Commander of Vietnam Border Defence Force
- Major General Trần Việt Khoa, Director of Vietnam National Defense Academy
- Major General Lê Xuân Duy, Commander of Military zone 2
- Major General Vũ Hải Sản, Commander of Military zone 3
- Major General Nguyễn Tân Cương, Commander of Military zone 4
- Lieutenant General Võ Minh Lương, Commander of Military zone 7
- Lieutenant General Trần Quang Phương, Political Commissar of Military zone 5
- Major General Huỳnh Chiến Thắng, Political Commissar of Military zone 9
- Major General Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng, General Director of Viettel