Chief of the General Staff (Turkmenistan)
|Chief of the General Staff of Turkmen Armed Forces|
Roundel of the Armed Forces
|Ministry of Defence of Turkmenistan|
|Member of||General Staff of Turkmen Armed Forces|
|Reports to||Major General Begench Gundogdyev, Minister of Defense|
|Appointer||President of Turkmenistan|
|Term length||No fixed term|
|Constituting instrument||Constitution of Turkmenistan|
|First holder||Major General Annamurat Soltanov|
The Chief of the General Staff of Turkmen Armed Forces is the highest-ranking military officer of in the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan, who is responsible for maintaining the operational command of the military and its three major branches. The Chief of the General Staff represents the entire Turkmen military and is in command of the leaders of the Turkmen National Guard, Turkmen Ground Forces, Turkmen Air Force, Turkmen Air Defense Forces, Turkmen Navy and the Turkmen Border Troops.
List of Chiefs
|No.||Name||Took office||Left office||Time in office||Ref|
|1994||11 February 1997||2–3 years||.|
|11 February 1997||17 September 1998||1 year, 218 days||.|
|17 September 1998||26 May 2003||4 years, 251 days|||
|26 May 2003||23 February 2004||273 days||.|
|23 February 2004||5 November 2009||5 years, 255 days||.|
|5 November 2009||29 March 2011||1 year, 144 days|||
|29 March 2011||Incumbent||8 years, 296 days|||
- Armed Forces of Turkmenistan
- Ministry of Defense of Turkmenistan
- Turkmen Ground Forces
- Turkmen Air Force
- Turkmen Naval Forces
- Turkmen National Guard
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