Nguyễn Văn Hiến

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Admiral Nguyen Van Hien
Adm Nguyen Van Hien 2010.jpg
Born (1954-10-15) October 15, 1954 (age 62)
Gia Vien, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Allegiance  Vietnam
Service/branch Ensign of Vietnam People's Navy.svg Vietnam People's Navy
Years of service 1970-2017
Rank Vietnam People's Navy Admiral.jpg Admiral

Nguyễn Văn Hiến (born October 15, 1954) is an admiral, Vice Minister of Defense (Vietnam).

Nguyen Van Hien was born on October 15, 1954 at Gia Tan, Gia Vien, Ninh Binh, Vietnam. He joined the Communist Party of Vietnam on April 26, 1976 (official day on October 26, 1977).[1] He is a member of Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam 11th; Congressman in National Assembly of Vietnam.[2]

In December 5, 2011, he was the second Vietnamese was appointed Admiral of Vietnam People's Navy after Admiral Giáp Văn Cương.[3]


Nguyen Van Hien was born in Gia Tan, Gia Vien, Ninh Binh.

In 1973, he passed on Le Quy Don Technical University, courses 8. After one year of study at the Technical University who is achieved excellent results. Ministry of Defence has sent him to study at Missile Academy at Azerbaijan. Returning home, he worked for the navy.

In 1998, he was appointed commander of Naval Region 4.

In 2000, he was appointed Deputy Commander cum Chief of Staff of the Navy. He was promoted to the rank of rear admiral.

In 2004, he became commander of the navy, and he was promoted to the rank of vice admiral.

In 2009, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Defense cum Navy Commander.

In 2011, Hien was promoted to full admiral.[4]

In August 2015, he left the position of Commander of the Navy, and Rear Admiral Pham Hoai Nam became the new Navy Commander.[5]

In 2016, he left the position of Deputy Minister of Defense