List of Commanders of the First Army of Turkey

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This list includes Commanders of the First Army of Turkey, who were, in their time of service, nominal heads of the First Army (Turkish: Birinci Ordu), one of the four field armies of the Turkish Land Forces.

No. Commander Picture Took office Left office
1 Major general Ali İhsan Sâbis AISabis.jpg 9 October 1921 19 June 1922
2 Lieutenant general Nureddin İbrahim Konyar Sakalli Nureddin - Ferik.jpg 29 June 1922 15 August 1923
3 Lieutenant general Kâzım Karabekir Kiazim Karabekir Pasha with Djemaliye.jpg 21 October 1923 26 October 1924
4 General Ali Sait Akbaytogan Ali Said Pasha.jpg 26 October 1924 21 November 1933
5 General Fahrettin Altay Fahrettin Pasha.jpg 22 November 1933 19 December 1943
6 General Cemil Cahit Toydemir Cemil Cahit Toydemir.jpg 17 December 1943 15 June 1946
7 General Salih Omurtak 17 June 1946 29 July 1946
8 General Nuri Yamut 9 August 1946 1 July 1949
9 General Asım Tınaztepe 8 July 1949 23 June 1950
10 General Şükrü Kanatlı 24 June 1950 27 December 1951
11 General Zekâi Okan 27 December 1951 11 August 1952
12 General Nurettin Baransel 4 November 1952 6 April 1954
13 General Hakkı Tunaboylu 6 April 1954 13 July 1955
14 General Ahmet Nurettin Aknoz 9 September 1955 16 June 1956
15 Lieutenant general Vedat Garan 16 June 1956 22 June 1956
16 General Nazmi Ataç 16 June 1956 19 September 1957
17 General Fazıl Bilge 13 December 1957 1 September 1958
18 General Fahrettin Özdilek 30 August 1958 10 June 1960
19 General Mehmet Muzaffer Alankuş 6 June 1960 4 August 1960
20 General Cemal Tural 1 August 1960 25 September 1962
21 General Ahmet Refik Yılmaz 25 September 1962 19 March 1966
22 General Memduh Tağmaç 16 July 1966 22 August 1968
23 General Haydar Sükan 22 August 1968 29 August 1969
24 General Kemal Atalay 29 August 1969 29 September 1970
25 General Faik Türün 29 September 1970 14 August 1973
26 General Hüseyin Doğan Özgöçmen 14 August 1973 25 August 1975
27 General Adnan Ersöz 25 August 1975 30 August 1977
28 General Nurettin Ersin 30 August 1977 8 March 1978
29 General Necdet Üruğ 15 March 1978 25 August 1981
30 General Ali Haydar Saltık 25 August 1981 22 August 1983
31 General Necdet Öztorun 22 August 1983 23 August 1984
32 General Necip Torumtay 24 August 1984 11 August 1985
33 General Recep Orhan Ergun 11 August 1985 24 July 1987
34 General Doğan Güreş 3 August 1987 23 August 1989
35 General Muhittin Fisunoğlu 23 August 1989 31 December 1990
36 General İsmail Hakkı Karadayı 1 January 1991 17 August 1993
37 General Mehmet Hikmet Bayar 17 August 1993 22 August 1994
38 General Hikmet Köksal 22 August 1994 26 August 1996
39 General Hüseyin Kıvrıkoğlu 26 August 1996 26 August 1997
40 General Atilla Ateş 26 August 1997 18 August 1998
41 General Çevik Bir Çevik Bir DD-SD-00-01007.jpg 18 August 1998 20 August 1999
42 General Hilmi Özkök 20 August 1999 21 August 2000
43 General Necdet Yılmaz Timur 21 August 2000 17 August 2001
44 General Çetin Doğan 17 August 2001 20 August 2003
45 General Yaşar Büyükanıt Yaşar Büyükanıt cropped.jpg 20 August 2003 20 August 2004
46 General Hurşit Tolon 20 August 2004 19 August 2005
47 General İlker Başbuğ Ilker Basbug.jpg 19 August 2005 17 August 2006
48 General Fethi Remzi Tuncel 17 August 2006 17 August 2007
49 General İsmail Koçman 17 August 2007 22 August 2008
50 General Ergin Saygun 22 August 2008 30 August 2009
51 General Hasan Iğsız 30 August 2009 30 August 2010
52 General Hayri Kıvrıkoğlu 30 August 2010 4 August 2011
53 General Yalçın Ataman 4 August 2011 23 August 2013
54 General Ahmet Turmuş 23 August 2013 25 August 2014
55 General Salih Zeki Çolak Salih Zeki Çolak.jpg 25 August 2014 10 August 2015
56 General Ümit Dündar 10 August 2015 28 July 2016
57 General Musa Avsever 28 July 2016 Incumbent

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