Sathiraphan Keyanon

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Sathiraphan Keyanon
สถิรพันธุ์ เกยานนท์
Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Navy
In office
1 October 2005 – 30 September 2008
Preceded by Samphop Amrapal
Succeeded by Khamthorn Pumhiran
Personal details
Born (1947-12-23) 23 December 1947 (age 70)
Bangkok, Thailand
Spouse(s) Pornpen Keyanon
Alma mater Royal Thai Naval Academy
Profession Navy officer
Military service
Allegiance Thailand
Service/branch Royal Thai Navy
Rank Admiral

Admiral Sathiraphan Keyanon (Thai:สถิรพันธุ์ เกยานนท์) is a Thai naval officer, Commander of the Royal Thai Navy, and a deputy in the military junta that overthrew the government of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a 2006 military coup. Sathiraphan graduated from the Royal Thai Naval Academy before receiving a commission as a Captain of the Thai Coast Guard and held many key positions in the Navy. Prior to becoming Commander of the Navy, he was the Navy's Chief of Staff. Sathiraphan was reportedly reluctant to support the coup and did not deploy any sailors in the overthrow.