General Staff of Armed Forces (Kyrgyzstan)

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Rayimberdi Duishenbiev, the current Chief of the General Staff.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyz: Кыргыз Республикасынын Куралдуу Күчтөрүнүн Башкы штабынын, Kyrgyz Respublikasynyn Kuralduu Küçtörünün Başky ştabynyn) is the military staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan.

The Chief of the General Staff is appointed by the President of Kyrgyzstan, who is the supreme commander-in-chief of the armed forces.[1] The current Chief of the General Staff is Major General Rayimberdi Duishenbiev.[2] Since 2014, the Chief of the General Staff has been the paramount leader of the armed forces, just second to the commander in chief. It is currently composed of the commanders of the Kyrgyz Army, Kyrgyz Air Force, Kyrgyzstan Frontier Force, and the Kyrgyz National Guard. The headquarters of the General Staff is located on 26 Yakov Logvinenko Street, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.[3]

General information[edit]

The Chief of the General Staff is appointed directly by the President of Kyrgyzstan, who is also commander in chief of the country's military. He/she holds the rank of Major general (Генерал майор). The general staff is the chief organizing and executive body in the armed force responsible for maintaining its combat readiness. It is higher in precedence to the State Committee for Defense Affairs, which is the equivalent to Kyrgyzstan's defense ministry. In February 2014, the General Staff was expanded to have complete control and authority over the entire military, with the state defense committee playing a smaller, sometimes ceremonial role.[4]

Current leaders[edit]

List of Chiefs of the General Staff[edit]

Chief of the General Staff Took office Left office Time in office Ref
Felix Kulov
Kulov, FelixFelix Kulov
(born 1948)
10 December 199319951–2 years[5]
Esen Topoev
Topoev, EsenGeneral of the Army
Esen Topoev
(born 1952)
199519993–4 years[6]
Boris Yugai
Yugai, BorisMajor General
Boris Yugai
14 March 200724 June 20081 year, 3 months[7]
Abibilla Kudayberdiev
Kudayberdiev, AbibillaMajor General
Abibilla Kudayberdiev
(born 1962)
November 2009July 20107 months[8]
Taalaibek Omuraliev
Omuraliev, TaalaibekMajor General
Taalaibek Omuraliev
(born 1965)
July 201026 December 20111 year, 5 months.
Asanbek Alymkozhoev
Alymkozhoev, AsanbekMajor General
Asanbek Alymkozhoev
(born 1959)
6 February 20145 November 20151 year, 272 days[9]
Janybek Kaparov
Kaparov, JanybekMajor General
Janybek Kaparov
(born 1970)
5 November 201511 May 2016188 days[10]
Rayimberdi Duishenbiev
Duishenbiev, RayimberdiMajor General
Rayimberdi Duishenbiev
(born 1972)
11 May 2016Incumbent3 years, 39 days[11]

See also[edit]



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  4. ^ "«В Кыргызстане создан Генеральный штаб вооруженных сил»". 2014-02-04. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  5. ^ Buyers, Lydia M. (2003). Central Asia in Focus: Political and Economic Issues. Nova Publishers. ISBN 9781590331538.
  6. ^ "топоев эсен - биография, фотографии, новости". Retrieved 2017-10-13.
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  9. ^ "President Atambayev appoints Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan". Retrieved 2017-09-23.
  10. ^ "AKIpress News Agency". Retrieved 2017-09-23.
  11. ^ "Chief of General Staff of Kyrgyzstan's Armed Forces replaced". Retrieved 2017-09-23.