Wei Fenghe

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General
Wei Fenghe
魏凤和
上将
Wei Fenghe.jpg
Commander of the PLA Rocket Force
Assumed office
October 2012
Preceded by Post established
Personal details
Born 1954 (age 61–62)
Liaocheng, Shandong, China
Military service
Allegiance People's Republic of China
Service/branch People's Liberation Army
Rank PLAGeneral r.png General
Commands People's Liberation Army Rocket Force
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wei.

Wei Fenghe (Chinese: 魏凤和; pinyin: Wèi Fènghé; born 1954) is a general (Shang Jiang) in the People's Liberation Army and is Commander of the People's Liberation Army Rocket Force, formerly known as the Second Artillery Corps. He was born in Liaocheng, Shandong.

Military career[edit]

Wei Fenghe joined the People's Liberation Army in December 1970, at the age of 16.[1] Wei graduated from the Second Artillery Command Academy's Command Department in 1984, and rose from the ranks of the Second Artillery Corps to the rank of general. Wei replaced Jing Zhiyuan as Commander of the Second Artillery Corps in October 2012, and was promoted to the rank of General in November 2012.[2][3] Prior to becoming Commander of the Second Artillery, Wei served as Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff, a Second Artillery officer. Wei also served as Chief of Staff of the Second Artillery, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Second Artillery, 53rd Base Commander, 54th Base Chief of Staff, and a variety of other command positions in the Second Artillery.[1]

Political career[edit]

In January 1972, Wei joined the Chinese Communist Party. Wei was an alternate member of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and member of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Wei Fenghe". Baidu. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "China: Nuclear Chief Promoted". New York Times. 23 November 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Chinese General Promoted to Lead Missile Corps". New York Times. 29 October 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2013.