|Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Uzbekistan
O'zbekiston Mudofaa vazirligining Bosh shtabi boshlig'i
Flag of the Ministry of Defence
|Ministry of Defence|
General Staff of Armed Forces of Uzbekistan|
National Security Council
|Reports to||Minister of Defense|
|Nominator||Prime Minister of Uzbekistan|
|Appointer||President of Uzbekistan|
|Term length||No fixed length|
|Constituting instrument||Constitution of Uzbekistan|
|Precursor||Chief of the General Staff of the Soviet Armed Forces|
|Unofficial names||Chief of the Joint Staff|
|Deputy||Deputy Chief of the General Staff|
The Chief of the General Staff of the Ministry of Defense of Uzbekistan (Uzbek language: O'zbekiston Mudofaa vazirligining Bosh shtabi boshlig'i) is the highest-ranking military officer of in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Uzbekistan, who is responsible for maintaining the operational command of the military and control over three of the five service branches (Uzbek Ground Forces, Uzbek Air Forces and the Uzbek Naval Forces). Unlike the Minister of Defence, the Chief of the General Staff is required to be a commissioned officer who at least holds the rank of Colonel (Polkovnik). Another differentiator between the two positions is that the Chief of the General Staff is not political position while the defense minister can be an active member of the political discourse.
The chief performs the following duties in their role:
- Administrative and operational leadership of the military operations of troops
- Implementation of combat training of troops and adaptation of combat methods to fit modern times.
- Give orders/directives regarding units of the armed forces
List of Chiefs
|№||Chief of the General Staff||Took office||Left office||Time in office||Ref|
|1||Colonel General Tulkun Kasimov||September 2000||July 2003||2–3 years|||
|2||Major General Ismail Ergashev||2004||2005||0–1 years|||
|?||Major General Bakhodir Tashmatov||26 December 2011||21 September 2013||1 years|||
|?||Lieutenant General Shavkat Normatov||21 September 2013||4 September 2017||3 years|||
|?||Major General Pavel Ergashev||4 September 2017||Incumbent||4 year|||
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