General Staff of Armed Forces (Kyrgyzstan)
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. The current Chief of the General Staff is Major General Rayimberdi Duishenbiev. 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.
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.
- Chief of the General Staff – Major General Rayimberdi Duishenbiev
- Commander of the Army – Colonel Nurlan Kiresheyev
- Commander of the Air Force – Kylychbek Aidaraliev
- Commander of the Kyrgyzstan Frontier Force – Colonel Ularbek Sharesheev
- Commander of the National Guard – Talantbek Ergeshov
List of Chiefs of the General Staff
|№||Chief of the General Staff||Took office||Left office||Time in office||Ref|
|10 December 1993||1995||1–2 years|||
|2||General of the Army|
|14 March 2007||24 June 2008||1 year, 3 months|||
|November 2009||July 2010||7 months|||
|July 2010||26 December 2011||1 year, 5 months||.|
|6 February 2014||5 November 2015||1 year, 272 days|||
|5 November 2015||11 May 2016||188 days|||
|11 May 2016||Incumbent||3 years, 39 days|||
- Armed Forces of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan
- Chief of the General Staff
- Ministry of Defense of the Kyrgyz Republic
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