List of commanders-in-chief of the Royal Thai Air Force

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Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force
ผู้บัญชาการทหารอากาศ
Flag for Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force.svg
Rank flag of the commander-in-chief
Incumbent
Air Chief Marshal Johm Rungswang

since 1 October 2014
Nominator Minister of Defense
Appointer King of Thailand
Inaugural holder Munee Mahasanthana Vejayantarungsarit
Formation 1887
Website RTAF commanders

The Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force (Thai: ผู้บัญชาการทหารอากาศไทย), currently Air Chief Marshal Johm Rungswang, who is headquartered in Bangkok.

The following individuals have commanded the Royal Thai Air Force:

Royal Aeronautical Service[edit]

No. Portrait Rank Name Term begins Term ends
1 Chakrabongse Bhuvanadh.jpg Field Marshal Prince Chakrabongse Bhuvanath 1913 1915
2 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Major General Phraya Chalerm Akas 1915 1932
3 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Colonel Phraya Vehasayan Silapasit 1932 1935
4 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Group Captain Munee Mahasanthana Vejayantarungsarit 1935 1937

Royal Thai Air Force[edit]

No. Present Rank Name Term begins Term ends
1 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Marshal Munee Mahasanthana Vejayantarungsarit 1937 1941
2 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Marshal Luang Atuegtevadej 1941 1943
3 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Marshal Luang Tevaritpanluek 1943 1949
4 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Marshal of the Royal Thai Air Force Fuen Ronnaphagrad Ritthakhanee 1949 1957
5 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Marshal of the Royal Thai Air Force Chalermkiat Vatthanangkun 1957 1960
6 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Bunchu Chantharubeksa 1960 1974
7 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Kamon Dechatungkha 1974 1977
8 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Phaniang Kantharat 1977 1981
9 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Thaklaeo Susillavorn 1981 1983
10 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Prapan Dhupatemiya 1983 1987
11 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Voranat Aphichari 1987 1989
12 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Kaset Rojananil 1989 1992
13 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Kanth Pimanthip 1992 1993
14 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal MR Siripong Thongyai 1993 1996
15 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Amon Naewmalee 1996 1997
16 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Thananit Niumtundhi 1997 1999
17 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Sanan Tuatip 1999 2000
18 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Pong Manesilp 2000 2002
19 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Kongsak Vantana 2002 31 July 2005
No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Chalerm Choomchuensook
Acting Commander
31 July 2005 30 August 2005
20 Close of Exercise Cope Tiger (cropped for Chalit Pookpasuk).jpg Air Chief Marshal Chalit Pukbhasuk 2005 2008
21 Itthaporn suphawong 2010-4-21 cropped.jpg Air Chief Marshal Itthaporn Subhawong 2008 2012
22 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Prachin Chantong 2012 2014
23 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Treetod Sonjance 2014 2016
23 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Johm Rungswang 2016 Incumbent

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