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Chief of Army (Malaysia)
Incumbent General Tan Sri Dato' Sri Zulkiple bin Hj Kassim

The Chief of Army (Malay language: Panglima Tentera Darat) is the most senior appointment in the Malaysian Army and has been held by a four-star officer in the rank of General since 1977. The Chief of Army is a member of the Malaysian Armed Forces Council and directly reports to the Chief of the Armed Forces.

The current Chief of Army is Jeneral Tan Sri Dato' Sri Zulkiple bin Hj Kassim who succeeded YM Jeneral Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi bin Raja Mohamed Noor on 17 December 2016.

Appointees[edit | edit source]

Rank and honourific Name Image Term began Term ended
General Officer Commanding, Federation Army
Major General Dato' Geoffrey Francis H. Brooke 90px July 11, 1956 October 25, 1959
Chief Of General Staff
Lieutenant General Tan Sri Dato' Sir Rodney Moore 90px October 26, 1959 September 4, 1962
Major General Tunku Osman bin Tunku Mohd Jewa 90px September 5, 1959 December 31, 1963
Lieutenant General Tan Sri Abdul Hamid bin Bidin 90px January 1, 1964 November 24, 1969
Chief of Army
Lieutenant General Tan Sri Dato' Ungku Nazaruddin bin Ungku Mohamed 90px November 25, 1969 June 30, 1975
Lieutenant General Tan Sri Dato' Haji Mohd Sany bin Haji Abdul Ghaffar 90px July 1, 1975 November 30, 1977
General Tan Sri Dato' Mohd Ghazali bin Dato' Mohd Seth 90px December 1, 1977 January 19, 1981
General Tan Sri Dato' Zain Hashim 90px January 20, 1981 January 16, 1984
General Tan Sri Dato' Mohd Ghazali bin Haji Che Mat January 17, 1984 October 30, 1985
General Tan Sri Dato' Mohamed Hashim bin Mohd Ali November 1, 1985 October 5, 1987
General Tan Sri Yaacob bin Mohd Zain October 6, 1987 April 10, 1992
General Dato' Seri Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abdul Hamid April 11, 1992 March 3, 1993
General Tan Sri Borhan bin Haji Ahmad March 4, 1993 January 31, 1994
General Tan Sri Dato' Seri Ismail bin Haji Omar February 1, 1994 February 2, 1995
General Dato' Seri Che Md Noor bin Mat Arshad February 3, 1995 May 31, 1997
General Dato' Ismail bin Hassan June 1, 1997 December 31, 1997
General Dato' Mohd Zahidi bin Hj Zainuddin January 1, 1998 December 31, 1998
General Tan Sri Md Hashim bin Hussein January 1, 1999 December 31, 2002
General Dato' Wira Mohd Shahrom bin Dato' Hj Nordin January 1, 2003 September 9, 2003
General Dato' Wira Mohd Azumi bin Mohamed September 10, 2003 September 8, 2004
General Tan Sri Dato' Sri Abdul Aziz bin Hj Zainal September 9, 2004 January 31, 2007
General Tan Sri Muhammad Ismail bin Hj Jamaluddin February 1, 2007 May 20, 2010
General Tan Sri Dato' Sri Zulkifeli bin Mohd Zin Panglima Angkatan Tentera.png May 21, 2010 June 13, 2011
General Tan Sri Dato' Seri Panglima Haji Zulkifli bin Hj Zainal Abidin June 14, 2011 June 14, 2013
Yang Mulia General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi bin Raja Mohamed Noor June 14, 2013 December 16, 2016
General Tan Sri Dato' Sri Zulkiple bin Hj Kassim December 17, 2016 Incumbent

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