National Defence College of Thailand

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National Defence College of Thailand
Type Military Academy
Established February 2, 1955 (1955-02-02)
Students senior military officers and civilians
Location Bangkok, Thailand
Website Website of the National Defence College

The National Defence College of Thailand or NDC (Thai: วิทยาลัยป้องกันราชอาณาจักร, witayalay bongan rachanajak) is an education organization that provides advanced training for both senior military officers and civilians. It is operated by the Royal Thai Armed Forces of the Thai Ministry of Defence. The NDC was founded in on 2 February 1955 by Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram.

Noted alumni[edit]

NDC alumni have dominated the military and political fields of Thailand since the establishment of the College. Prominent alumni include military dictator Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn (Class 1), Prime Minister Sanya Thammasak (Class 1), Supreme Commander Serm Na Nakhon (Class 4), Supreme Commander and ISOC Commander Sayud Kerbphol (Class 5), military dictator Kriangsak Chomanan (Class 5), and Privy Council president Prem Tinsulanonda (Class 9), Council for National Security President Sonthi Boonyaratglin (Class 42), Assistant CNS Secretary-General Saprang Kalayanamitr (Class 43).[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ วิทยาลัยป้องกันราชอาณาจักร, รายชื่อนักศึกษาวิทยาลัยป้องกันราชอาณาจักร

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Coordinates: 13°46′47″N 100°33′26″E / 13.779832°N 100.557165°E / 13.779832; 100.557165