Ngô Xuân Lịch
|Ngô Xuân Lịch|
|11th Minister of Defence|
Assumed office |
9 April 2016
|President||Trần Đại Quang|
|Prime Minister||Nguyễn Xuân Phúc|
|Preceded by||Phùng Quang Thanh|
|Chief of the General Department of Politics|
01 March 2011 – 15 April 2016
Trương Tấn Sang|
Trần Đại Quang
|Preceded by||Lê Văn Dũng|
|Succeeded by||Lương Cường|
|Member of the Politburo|
Assumed office |
27 January 2016
|Vice Chief of the General Department of Politics|
31 December 2007 – 01 March 2011
April 20, 1954|
Duy Tiên, Hà Nam Province, Hanoi
|Political party||Communist Party of Vietnam|
|Alma mater||Military Academy of Vietnam|
|Service/branch||Vietnam People's Army|
|Years of service||1972-present|
Ngô Xuân Lịch (born 20 April 1954 in Hà Nam) is a Vietnamese politician and Vietnam's Minister of National Defence and Chief of the General Department of Politics of Vietnam. Ngô Xuân Lịch became member of the Communist Party of Vietnam on 8 August 1974.
Ngô Xuân Lịch was previously Vice Chief of the General Department of Politics (December 2007–2011), and was promoted to four-star General in 2015. He replaced Lê Văn Dũng as Director of the General Department of Politics in March 2011.
Ngo Xuan Lich was promoted to Major General in 2003, Lieutenant General in 2007, Colonel General in 2011.
On October 5, 2015, he was promoted to General by the President along with Do Ba Ty who is now Vice-Chairman of National Assembly of Vietnam.
On January 28, 2016, he was elected to the Politburo of Communist Party of Vietnam at its 12th National Congress.
On April 9, 2016, he was appointed as the successor to Phung Quang Thanh and became the new Minister of National Defense of Vietnam.
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Lê Văn Dũng
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