Commander-in-chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces

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Commander-in-chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces
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Incumbent
Gen. Vong Pisen

since 6 September 2018
Ministry of National Defense
Member ofRoyal Cambodian Armed Forces
Reports toMinister of Defense
AppointerKing of Cambodia
DeputyDeputy Commander-in-Chief of the RCAF

The Commander-in-chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces is the highest-ranking military officer of in the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, who was responsible for maintaining the operational command of the military and its major branches.

List of commanders[edit]

Khmer National Armed Forces (1970–1975)[edit]

Commander-in-chief Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1
Sosthène Fernandez
Fernandez, SosthèneSosthène Fernandez
(1923–2006)
197019754–5 years.

Kampuchean Revolutionary Army (1977–1979)[edit]

Kampuchean People's Revolutionary Armed Forces (1979–1993)[edit]

Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (1993–present)[edit]

Commander-in-chief Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1
Norodom Ranariddh
Ranariddh, NorodomNorodom Ranariddh
(born 1944)
as Co Commander-in-chief
1 November 19937 July 19973 years, 248 days[1][2]
1
Hun Sen
Sen, HunHun Sen
(born 1952)
as Co Commander-in-chief until 1997
1 November 199328 January 19995 years, 88 days[1][2]
2
Ke Kim Yan
Yan, KeGeneral
Ke Kim Yan
28 January 199923 January 20099 years, 361 days[1][3]
3
Pol Saroeun
Saroeun, PolGeneral
Pol Saroeun
23 January 200930 June 20189 years, 130 days[3]
-
Sao Sokha
Sokha, SaoGeneral
Sao Sokha
Acting
2 July 20186 September 201896 days[4][5]
4
Vong Pisen
Pisen, VongGeneral
Vong Pisen
6 September 2018Incumbent310 days[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ana, Phann (29 January 1999). "PM Turns Over Commander-in-Chief Post". The Cambodia Daily. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b Willemyns, Alex (5 July 2017). "Making of a strongman: In July 1997, Hun Sen took full control of the country – and his party". Phnom Penh Post. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b Post Staff (23 January 2009). "Ke Kim Yan removed from post". The Phnom Penh Post. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  4. ^ Dara, Mech (14 June 2018). "Hun Manet gets promotion". The Phnom Penh Post. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  5. ^ Dara, Mech (2 July 2018). "Hun Manet is now a four-star General". The Phnom Penh Post. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  6. ^ Rathavong, Ven (7 September 2018). "New Commander-in-Chief for RCAF". Khmer Times. Retrieved 2 January 2019.