Supreme Commander of the Unified Armed Forces of the Warsaw Treaty Organization

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The Supreme Commander of the Unified Armed Forces of the Warsaw Treaty Organization was a post in overall command of the military forces of the Warsaw Pact. Furthermore, the Supreme Commander was also a First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Soviet Union. The post, which was instituted in 1955 and abolished in 1991, was always held by a Soviet officer.

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Supreme Commander of the Unified Armed Forces Took office Left office Time in office
1
Ivan Konev
Konev, IvanMarshal of the Soviet Union
Ivan Konev
(1897–1973)
14 May 195519604–5 years
2
Andrei Grechko
Grechko, AndreiMarshal of the Soviet Union
Andrei Grechko
(1903–1976)
[a]
196012 April 19676–7 years
3
Ivan Yakubovsky
Yakubovsky, IvanMarshal of the Soviet Union
Ivan Yakubovsky
(1912–1976)
12 April 196730 November 1976 †9 years, 232 days
4
Viktor Kulikov
Kulikov, ViktorMarshal of the Soviet Union
Viktor Kulikov
(1921–2013)
7 January 1977February 198912 years
5
Pyotr Lushev
Lushev, PyotrArmy General
Pyotr Lushev
(1923–1997)
February 19891 July 19912 years, 5 months

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  1. ^ Afterwards served as the Minister of Defence of the Soviet Union from 1967 to 1976

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