Draft:Chief of the Joint General Staff (South Vietnam)

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Chief of the Joint General Staff
Tổng Tham mưu trưởng
ARVN Joint General Staff Insignia.svg
Ministry of Defense
StatusAbolished
Member of Republic of Vietnam Military Forces
Reports toDefense Minister
AppointerPresident of South Vietnam
FormationMarch 1952
First holderNguyễn Văn Hinh
Final holderNguyễn Hữu Hạnh
Abolished30 April 1975

The Chief of the Joint General Staff (Vietnamese: Tổng Tham mưu trưởng) was the highest-ranking military officer of in the Republic of Vietnam Military Forces, who was responsible for maintaining the operational command of the military and its three major branches.

List of commanders[edit]

Vietnamese National Army[edit]

Name Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1
Nguyễn Văn Hinh
Hinh, NguyễnLieutenant general
Nguyễn Văn Hinh
(1915–2004)
March 195229 November 19542 years, 8 months[1]
2
Lê Văn Tỵ
Tỵ, LêLieutenant general
Lê Văn Tỵ
(1903–1964)
29 November 195423 March 19583 years, 3 months[2]

Republic of Vietnam Military Forces[edit]

Name Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1
Lê Văn Tỵ
Tỵ, LêArmy general
Lê Văn Tỵ
(1903–1964)
23 March 1958December 19624 years, 8 months.
-
Trần Thiện Khiêm
Khiêm, TrầnLieutenant general
Trần Thiện Khiêm
(born 1925)
Acting
December 1962August 19638 months[3]
2
Trần Văn Đôn
Khiêm, TrầnLieutenant general
Trần Văn Đôn
(1917–1998)
August 196310 January 19645 months.
3
Nguyễn Khánh
Khiêm, TrầnLieutenant general
Nguyễn Khánh
(1917–1998)
January 1964February 19645 months.
4
Trần Thiện Khiêm
Khiêm, TrầnLieutenant general
Trần Thiện Khiêm
(born 1925)
February 1964October 19648 months.
(3)
Nguyễn Khánh
Khiêm, TrầnLieutenant general
Nguyễn Khánh
(1917–1998)
October 1964February 19654 months.
5
Trần Văn Minh
Minh, TrầnLieutenant general
Trần Văn Minh
(1923–2009)
February 1965July 19655 months.
6
Nguyễn Hữu Có
Có, NguyễnLieutenant general
Nguyễn Hữu Có
(1925–2012)
July 1965October 19653 months.
7
Cao Văn Viên
Viên, CaoLieutenant general
Cao Văn Viên
(1921–2008)
October 196526 April 19759 years, 6 months[4][5]
8
Đồng Văn Khuyên [vi]
Khuyên, ĐồngLieutenant general
Đồng Văn Khuyên [vi]
(1927–2015)
27 April 197528 April 19751 day.
9
Nguyễn Phước Vĩnh Lộc
Lộc, NguyễnLieutenant general
Nguyễn Phước Vĩnh Lộc
(1923–2009)
29 April 197529 April 19750 days.
10
Nguyễn Hữu Hạnh
Hạnh, NguyễnBrigadier General
Nguyễn Hữu Hạnh
(born 1926)
30 April 197530 April 19750 days.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vo, Nghia M. (2011). Saigon: A History. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 128. The newly-formed 30,000-man South Vietnamese army (SVA) was led by Lieutenant-General Nguyễn Văn Hinh, a naturalized French citizen and a Bảo Đại admirer. Hinh, son of former Prime Minister Nguyễn Văn Tâm, ...
  2. ^ Luận, Nguyễn Công (2012). Nationalist in the Viet Nam Wars: Memoirs of a Victim Turned Soldier. Indiana University Press. p. ?. General Lê Văn Tỵ was appointed joint general chief of staff, replacing General Nguyễn Văn Hinh. The remnants of the French supporters lost their foothold in the nationalist army.
  3. ^ Hammer, Ellen J. (1987). A Death in November: America in Vietnam, 1963. New York City: E. P. Dutton. p. 133. ISBN 0-525-24210-4.
  4. ^ Butterfield, Fox. "The Communists Were Stunned, Too" The New York Times May 12, 1985
  5. ^ Holley, Joe. "Cao Van Vien, South Vietnam 4-Star General" The Washington Post January 30, 2008

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