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Chief of the General Staff of the Kazakh Armed Forces
Қазақстан Қарулы Күштері Бас штабының бастығы
Qazaqstan Qarýly Kúshteri Bas shtabynyń bastyǵy
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Ministry of Defense
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Incumbent
Majro General Murat Bektanov

since 5 April 2019
Ministry of Defense
Status Active
Member of General Staff of Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Reports to Minister of Defense
Residence Astana
Appointer President of Kazakhstan
Term length No fixed length
Constituting instrument Constitution of Kazakhstan
Precursor Chief of Staff of the Central Asian Military District
Formation November 1992
First holder Colonel general Alybek Kasimov
Unofficial names Chief of Staff
Deputy Major general Ruslan Shpekbayev[1]
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The Chief of the General Staff of the Kazakh Armed Forces (Kazakh language: Қазақстан Қарулы Күштері Бас штабының бастығы, Qazaqstan Qarýly Kúshteri Bas shtabynyń bastyǵy; Russian: Начальник Генерального штаба Вооруженных сил Казахстана) is the professional head of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He/She is the highest-ranking officer in the armed forces. The position was established on November 1992, following the establishment of the armed forces in the summer of that year, two days after the general staff of the national army was established.[2][3]

List of Chiefs[]

Chief of the General Staff

Chief of the General Staff Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1
Alybek Kasimov
Kasimov, AlybekColonel general Alybek Kasimov
(born 1954)
November 199216 October 19952 years, 11 months[4]
2
ru (Alikhan Jarbulov)
Jarbulov, AlikhanMajor general ru (Alikhan Jarbulov)
(born 1955)
30 October 199614 October 1997.
3
ru (Bakhytzhan Ertaev)
Ertaev, BakhytzhanLieutenant general ru (Bakhytzhan Ertaev)
(born 1952)
14 October 19977 August 20002 years, 9 months.
4
ru (Malik Sarapov)
Sarapov, MalikLieutenant general ru (Malik Sarapov)
(1958–2003)
12 October 2001May 20031 year, 6 months.

Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1
ru (Malik Sarapov)
Sarapov, MalikLieutenant general ru (Malik Sarapov)
(1958–2003)
May 2003June 20031 month.
2
ru (Bulat Darbekov)
Darbekov, BulatLieutenant general ru (Bulat Darbekov)
(born 1957)
July 200310 January 20073 years, 6 months.
3
Mukhtar Altynbayev
Altynbayev, MukhtarArmy general Mukhtar Altynbayev
(born 1945)
10 January 200711 March 20103 years, 2 months.
4
Saken Zhasuzakov
Zhasuzakov, SakenColonel general Saken Zhasuzakov
(born 1957)
11 March 201023 January 20132 years, 10 months[5]

Chiefs of the General Staff

Chief of the General Staff Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1
Saken Zhasuzakov
Zhasuzakov, SakenColonel general Saken Zhasuzakov
(born 1957)
23 January 201313 September 20163 years, 234 days[6]
2
Murat Maikeyev
Maikeyev, MuratLieutenant general Murat Maikeyev
(born 1959)
13 September 20165 April 20192 years, 204 days[7]
3
Murat Bektanov
Bektanov, MuratMajor general Murat Bektanov
(born 1965)
5 April 2019Incumbent2 years, 193 days[8]

See also[]

References[]


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