Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces

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Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces
Incumbent
General Joseph Aoun

since 8 March 2017
Ministry of Defense
Reports toMinister of Defense
AppointerMichel Aoun
President of Lebanon
Formation1 August 1945
First holderFuad Chehab

According to the Constitution, the President of Lebanon is the commander-in-chief of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF). The operational command is the responsibility of the Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces.

Commanders[edit]

This is a list of the LAF commanders from its establishment in 1945 to the present:[1]

Commander Took office Left office Time in office
1
Fuad Chehab
Chehab, FuadMajor General
Fuad Chehab
(1902–1973)
1 August 194522 September 195813 years, 52 days
2
Toufic Salem
Salem, TouficMajor General
Toufic Salem
(1904–?)
9 October 195831 January 1959114 days
3
Adel Shehab
Shehab, AdelMajor General
Adel Shehab
(1903–?)
1 February 195930 June 19656 years, 149 days
4
Emile Boustany
Boustany, EmileGeneral
Emile Boustany
(1909–2002)
1 July 19656 January 19704 years, 189 days
5
Jean Njeim
Njeim, JeanGeneral
Jean Njeim
(1915–?)
7 January 197024 July 19711 year, 198 days
6
Iskandar Ghanem [ar]
Ghanem, IskandarGeneral
Iskandar Ghanem [ar]
(1911–2005)
25 July 19719 September 19754 years, 46 days
7
Hanna Saïd
Saïd, HannaGeneral
Hanna Saïd
(1923–?)
10 September 197527 March 19771 year, 198 days
8
Victor Khoury [ar]
Khoury, VictorGeneral
Victor Khoury [ar]
(1929–2017)
28 March 19777 December 19825 years, 254 days
9
Ibrahim Tannous
Tannous, IbrahimGeneral
Ibrahim Tannous
(1929–2012)
8 December 198222 June 19841 year, 197 days
10
Michel Aoun
Aoun, MichelGeneral
Michel Aoun
(born 1935)
23 June 198427 November 19895 years, 157 days
11
Émile Lahoud
Lahoud, ÉmileGeneral
Émile Lahoud
(born 1936)
28 November 198923 November 19988 years, 360 days
12
Michel Suleiman
Suleiman, MichelGeneral
Michel Suleiman
(born 1948)
21 December 199826 May 20089 years, 157 days
13
Jean Kahwaji
Kahwaji, JeanGeneral
Jean Kahwaji
(born 1953)
30 August 20088 March 20178 years, 190 days
14
Joseph Aoun
Aoun, JosephGeneral
Joseph Aoun
(born 1964)
8 March 2017Incumbent2 years, 73 days

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Armed Forces Commanders". Lebanese Armed Forces. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved November 12, 2008.