Chief of General Staffs (Japanese Army)

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Chief of General Staffs (参謀総長 Sanbo Socho)

list of Chiefs of General Staffs

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
24 Dec 1878 Lt General Yamagata Aritomo Lord of Army no specific duty 参謀本部長 Sambo Hombu Cho
4 Sept 1882 Lt General Oyama Iwao Lord of Army
13 Feb 1884 Lt General Yamagata Aritomo Lord of Interior Minister of Interior
22 Dec 1885 General Prince Taruhito Minister of the Left General Chief of Staff to Armed Forces
14 May 1888 General Prince Taruhito Chief of General Staffs Chief of General Staff General Chief of Staff to Armed Forces
参軍 Sangun
1 9 Mar 1889 General Prince Taruhito General Chief of Staff to Armed Forces died 24 Jan 1895 died
2 26 Jan 1895 General Prince Akihito Commander, Guard Force no specific duty
3 20 Jan 1898 Lt General Kawakami Soroku Vice Dir, General Staffs died 28 Sep 1898 General, 11 May 1899 died
4 16 May 1899 Field Marshal Oyama Iwao no specific duty CinC, Manchuria Army
5 20 Jun 1904 Field Marshal Yamagata Aritomo Privy Councillor Chairman of Privy Council
6 20 Dec 1905 Field Marshal Oyama Iwao CinC, Manchuria Army no specific duty
7 11 Apr 1906 General Kodama Gentaro Vice Dir, General Staffs died 23 Jul 1906 died
8 30 Jul 1906 General Oku Yasukata Military Councillor no specific duty 24 Oct 1911 Field Marshal
9 19 Jan 1912 General Hasegawa Yoshimichi Military Councillor no specific duty 9 Jan 1915 Field Marshal
10 16 Dec 1915 General Uehara Yusaku 3rd class, Cadet Inspector General no specific duty 27 Apr 1921 Field Marshal
11 17 Mar 1923 General Kawai Misao 8th class, Cadet Military Councillor reserve
12 2 Mar 1926 General Suzuki Soroku 1st class, MA Cdr, Korea Army deactivated
13 19 Feb 1930 General Kanaya Hanzo 5th class, MA Military Councillor Military Councillor
14 13 Dec 1931 Field Marshal Prince Kotohito no specific duty no specific duty
15 3 Oct 1940 General Sugiyama Hajime 12th class, MA Military Councillor no specific duty 21 Jun 1943 Field Marshal
16 21 Feb 1944 General Tojo Hideki 17th class, MA Prime minister Prime minister
17 18 Jul 1944 General Umezu Yoshijiro 15th class, MA CinC, Kwantung Army Military Councillor 15 Oct 1945 abolished

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