Thailand Gets New Permanent Secretary For Defence, Navy and Air Force Chiefs

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn endorsed the annual reshuffle of senior military officers covering key positions in the Office for Permanent Secretary for Defence, the Royal Thai Armed Forces, Royal Thai Army, Royal Thai Navy, and Royal Thai Air Force.

This year the Permanent Secretary for Defence, Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Navy and Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force were appointed along with new Deputy Commanders in Chief. The new appointments will be effective as of Oct 1, 2022.

The Office of Permanent Secretary

General Sanitchanok Sangkachan as Permanent Secretary

Admiral Thirakul Kanchana as Deputy Permanent Secretary

Air Chief Marshal Tanasak Metanan as Deputy Permanent Secretary

General Nuchit Sriboonsong as Deputy Permanent Secretary

General Sittiporn Musikasin as Deputy Permanent Secretary

General Jiravit Datejaratsri as Director-General of Defence Industry and Energy Centre

Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters

Gen Songwit Noonpakdi as Deputy Chief of Defence Forces

Gen Siravut Wongkhanti as Deputy Chief of Defence Forces

Admiral Suttinan Samanrak as Deputy Chief of Defence Forces

Air Chief Marshal Kongsak Chantarasopa as Deputy Chief of Defence Forces

Gen Thitichai Thienthong as Armed Forces Chief of Joint Staff

Royal Thai Army

General Charoenchai Hinthao as Deputy Commander in Chief

General Phumiphat Chansawang as Chairman of the Advisory Board

Lieutenant General Suksan Nongbualang, as Assistant Commander in Chief

Lieutenant General Kriengkrai Srirak as Assistant Commander in Chief

Lieutenant General Ukrit Boontanont as Chief of Staff

Adm. Choengchai Chomchoengpaet

Royal Thai Navy

Admiral Choengchai Chomchoengpaet as Commander in Chief

Admiral Wutthichai Saisathien as President of Advisory Group

Admiral Thaloengsak Sirisawat as Deputy Commander in Chief

Admiral Suvin Jangyodsuk as Assistant Commander in Chief

Vice Admiral Chonlathit Navanukraw, as Chief of Staff

Vice Admiral A-doong Phan-Iam as Commander in Chief of Royal Thai Fleet

Royal Thai Air Force

Air Chief Marshal Alongkorn Wannarot as Commander in Chief of Air Force

Air Chief Marshal Chanon Mungthanya as Deputy Commander in Chief of Air Force

Air Chief Marshal Saridporn Soonthronkit as Chairman of the Advisory Board

Air Chief Marshal Pongsawat Chanthasan as Assistant Commander in Chief of Air Force

Air Chief Marshal Panpakdee Pattanakul as Assistant Commander in Chief of Air Force

Air Chief Marshal Narong Intachart as Chief of Air Staff