Chiu Kuo-cheng

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Chiu Kuo-cheng
邱國正
Army (ROCA) General Chiu Kuo-cheng 陸軍上將邱國正 (03.29 總統主持「中華民國106年向先祖暨忠烈殉職人員致祭」 33328174510 27b5a8e266 o).jpg
18th Director-General of the National Security Bureau of the Republic of China
Assumed office
24 July 2019
Preceded byPeng Sheng-chu
Ko Cheng-heng (acting)
3rd Minister of the Veterans Affairs Council of the Republic of China
In office
26 February 2018 – 23 July 2019
Preceded byLee Hsiang-chou
Succeeded byLee Wen-chung (acting)
Feng Shih-kuan
25th Chief of the General Staff of the Republic of China Armed Forces
In office
1 December 2016 – 30 April 2017
Preceded byYen Teh-fa
Succeeded byLee Hsi-ming
6th Commander of the Republic of China Army
In office
30 January 2015 – 30 November 2016
Preceded byYen Teh-fa
Succeeded byWang Shin-lung
9th Deputy Minister (Armaments) of National Defense of the Republic of China
In office
1 August 2014 – 29 January 2015
MinisterYen Ming
Preceded byLee Hsiang-chou
Succeeded byLiu Chen-wu
Personal details
Born (1953-04-12) 12 April 1953 (age 66)
Zhongzheng, Taipei, Taiwan
NationalityRepublic of China
Alma materUnited States Army War College (graduated 1999)
Nickname(s)"Squad Leader Chiu", "General of Hair and Turf"

Chiu Kuo-cheng (Chinese: 邱國正; pinyin: Qiū Guózhèng; born 12 April 1953) is a Taiwanese politician and retired general of the Republic of China Army. He is the current Director-General of National Security Bureau since 24 July 2019.[1] He was the Chief of General Staff of the Republic of China Armed Forces from 1 December 2016 to 28 April 2017,[2] and is a former Vice Minister of National Defense for Armaments.

Education[edit]

Chiu graduated from the United States Army War College in 1999, and was inducted into the school's International Fellows Hall of Fame in 2018.[3]

Career[edit]

National Defense University[edit]

Chiu was the president of National Defense University in Taoyuan from 1 September 2012 to 31 July 2014.[4]

Ministry of National Defense[edit]

Chiu was Vice Minister of National Defense for Armaments from August 2014 to January 2015.[4]

Republic of China Armed Forces[edit]

Chiu was Commander of the ROC Army from January 2015 through November 2016. He was appointed to the position of Chief of the General Staff of the ROC Armed Forces on 24 November 2016, upon the retirement of General Yen Teh-fa, and assumed this post on 1 December of that year.[5] until 28 April 2017 when Admiral Lee Hsi-ming succeeded his post.[2]

Veterans' Affairs Council[edit]

Chiu took office as head of the Veterans Affairs Council on 26 February 2018, succeeding Lee Hsiang-jow.[6]

National Security Bureau[edit]

Chiu succeeded Peng Sheng-chu at the National Security Bureau on 24 July 2019.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taiwan appoints minister of veterans affairs as new intelligence agency chief - Taiwan English News(07/24/2019)
  2. ^ a b 陳建興 (2017-04-28). "馮部長主持參謀總長任職布達 李喜明上將接任" (in Chinese). 軍聞社 (Military News Agency). Archived from the original on 2017-04-28. Retrieved 2017-04-29.
  3. ^ Lo, Tien-pin; Chin, Jonathan (25 September 2018). "Minister joins US college hall of fame". Taipei Times. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b Hou, Elaine (29 July 2014). "Chiu Kuo-cheng named deputy defense minister". Central News Agency. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Chiu Kuo-cheng appointed chief of the general staff - Taipei Times". Taipei Times. 25 November 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  6. ^ "New ministers take office after partial Cabinet reshuffle in Taiwan". Taiwan Today. 26 February 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  7. ^ Ku, Chuan; Yu, Matt; Yeh, Joseph (24 July 2019). "Veterans Affairs Council head named new top intelligence chief". Central News Agency. Retrieved 27 July 2019.

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