Guo Boxiong

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Guo Boxiong
Ethnic Han, born in July 1942, native of Liquan, Shaanxi Province. Joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in March 1963, began working in August 1958 and joined the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in August 1961. Graduated from the PLA Military Academy with a junior college education.

Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, vice-chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission, and Vice-chairman of the PRC Central Military Commission. Holds the military rank as General.

1958-1961 Worker of the No. 408 Factory of Xingping County, Shaanxi Province

1961-1964 Soldier, deputy squad leader and squad leader of the 8th Company, the 164th Regiment, the 55th Division of the 19th Army of the PLA Ground Force

1964-1965 Platoon commander of the 8th Company, the 164th Regiment, the 55th Division of the 19th Army of the PLA Ground Force

1965-1966 Staff member of the Publicity Group of the Political Section of the 164th Regiment, the 55th Division of the 19th Army of the PLA Ground Force

1966-1970 Staff of the Combat Training Group of the Headquarters of the 164th Regiment, the 55th Division of the 19th Army of the PLA Ground Force

1970-1971 Head of the Combat Training Group of the Headquarters of the 164th Regiment, the 55th Division of the 19th Army of the PLA Ground Force

1971-1981 Staff officer, deputy head and head of the Combat Training Section of the Headquarters of the 19th Army of the PLA Ground Force

1981-1982 Chief of Staff of the 55th Division of the 19th Army of the PLA Ground Force

1982-1983 Deputy director of the Combat Department of the Headquarters of the Lanzhou Military Area Command (studied at the PLA Military Academy from 1981 to 1983)

1983-1985 Chief of Staff of the 19th Army of the PLA Ground Force

1985-1990 Deputy chief of staff of the Lanzhou Military Area Command

1990-1993 Commander of the 47th Group Army of the PLA Ground Force

1993-1997 Deputy Commander of the Beijing Military Area Command

1997-1999 Commander of the Lanzhou Military Area Command, and deputy secretary of its Party Committee

1999-2002 Member of the CPC Central Military Commission, member of the PRC Central Military Commission, executive deputy general chief of staff of the PLA, and deputy secretary of the Party Committee of the PLA General Staff

2002-2003 Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, vice-chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission, and member of the PRC Central Military Commission

2003- Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, vice-chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission, and Vice-chairman of the PRC Central Military Commission

Member of the 15th, 16th and 17th CPC Central Committees and member of the Political Bureau of the 16th and 17th CPC Central Committees. Co-opted member of the CPC Central Military Commission at the 4th Plenary Session of the 15th CPC Central Committee. Member of the PRC Central Military Commission appointed at the 12th Session of the Standing Committee of the 9th National People's Congress (NPC). Vice-chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission appointed at the 1st Plenary Session of the 16th CPC Central Committee. Vice-chairman of the PRC Central Military Commission appointed at the First Session of the 10th NPC. Vice-chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission appointed at the 1st Plenary Session of the 17th CPC Central Committee. Vice-chairman of the PRC Central Military Commission appointed at the First Session of the 11th NPC.

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