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Commander of the
People's Liberation Army Navy
中国人民解放军海军司令员
Naval Ensign of China.svg
Naval Ensign of the People's Republic of China
Vice Adm. Jinlong Shen.jpg
Incumbent
Shen Jinlong

since January 2017
Seat Beijing
Formation April 14, 1950
First holder Xiao Jinguang

The Commander of the People's Liberation Army Navy (simplified Chinese: 中国人民解放军海军司令员; traditional Chinese: 中國人民解放軍海軍司令員; pinyin: Zhōngguó Rénmín Jiěfàngjūn Hǎijūn Sīlìngyuán), is the title of the People's Liberation Army officer who serves as the commanding officer of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The 7th and current, commander of the People's Liberation Army Navy is Admiral Wu Shengli.

Title's history[]

The PLA East China Military Area Command Navy Command (华东军区海军司令员) was originally established on April 23, 1949, in Baimamiao Township of Tai County, Jiangsu province, General Zhang Aiping was commissioned as commander and political commissar.

On April 14, 1950, the PLA Navy Command was established in Beijing, which is the China's highest naval organ. The Commander of the PLA Navy is nominated by the President for appointment from any eligible officers holding the rank of admiral (shang jiang), and under the leadership of the Central Military Commission. Senior General Xiao Jinguang was the first commander of the PLA Navy.

List of commanders[]

Commander of the PLA East China Military Area Command Navy[]

No. Image Name Chinese name Rank Alma Mater Term of Office Ref
Began Ended
1 Zhang Aiping.jpg Zhang Aiping 张爱萍 Admiral (1955) Counter-Japanese Military and Political University 23 April 1949 14 April 1950

Commander of the PLA Navy[]

No. Image Name Chinese name Rank Alma Mater Term of Office Ref
Began Ended
1 Xiao-jingguang.jpg Xiao Jinguang 萧劲光 Senior General (1955) Moscow Sun Yat-sen University 14 April 1950 January 1980
2 Ye Fei.jpg Ye Fei 叶飞 Admiral (1955) Whampoa Military Academy January 1980 August 1982
3 Liu Huaqing 1955.jpg Liu Huaqing 刘华清 Admiral (1988) August 1982 January 1988
4 Zhang Lianzhong 张连忠 Admiral (1993) Naval Submarine Institute January 1988 November 1996
5 Shi Yunsheng 石云生 Admiral (2000) PLA National Defence University November 1996 June 2003
6 Zhang Dingfa 张定发 Admiral (2004) PLA National Defence University June 2003 April 2006 [1]
7 Wu Shengli.jpg Wu Shengli 吴胜利 Admiral (2007) PLA Institute of Surveying and Mapping April 2006 January 2017 [2]
8 Vice Adm. Jinlong Shen.jpg Shen Jinlong 沈金龙 Vice Admiral (2015) January 2017

References[]

Further reading[]

  • Ma Junjie (2014-10-01) (in zh). jinan, Shandong: Shandong Pictorial Publishing House. ISBN 9787547413555. 
  • Gao Xiaoxing; Weng Saifei; Zhou Dehua (2012-10-01). The PLA Navy. Beijing: China Intercontinental Press. ISBN 9787508522258. 
  • Li Qiong (2015) (in zh). Changchun ,Jilin: Jilin Publishing Group. ISBN 9787546318264. 

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