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The following is a list of commanders-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Haiti, from the end of the US occupation in 1934 until the dissolution of the Armed Forces of Haiti in 1995, during the Operation Uphold Democracy.

Commanders of the Guard of Haiti[]

No Portrait Rank Name Armed Force Term of Office
Start End Duration
1. No image.png Colonel Démosthènes P. Calixte Guard of Haiti 1 August 1934 9 January 1938 70003000000000000003 years, 7002161000000000000161 days
2. No image.png Colonel Jules André Guard of Haiti 9 January 1938 28 August 1944 70006000000000000006 years, 7002232000000000000232 days

Chiefs of the General Staff of the Army[]

No Portrait Rank Name Armed Force Term of Office
Start End Duration
3. Franck Lavaud portrait.jpg Colonel Franck Lavaud Guard of Haiti 28 August 1944 5 September 1946 70006000000000000006 years, 7002100000000000000100 days
Brigadier General Army of Haiti 5 September 1946 6 December 1950
4. No image.png Brigadier General Antoine Levelt Army of Haiti 6 December 1950 13 December 1956 70006000000000000006 years, 70007000000000000007 days
5. No image.png Brigadier General Léon Cantave Army of Haiti 13 December 1956 26 May 1957 50000000000000000000 years, 7002164000000000000164 days
6. Antonio Thrasybule Kebreau portrait.jpg Brigadier General Antonio Thrasybule Kébreau Army of Haiti 26 May 1957 12 March 1958 50000000000000000000 years, 7002290000000000000290 days
7. No image.png Major General Maurice P. Flambert Armed Forces of Haiti 12 March 1958 7 December 1958 50000000000000000000 years, 7002269000000000000269 days
8. No image.png Brigadier General Pierre Merceron Armed Forces of Haiti 7 December 1958 6 September 1961 70002000000000000002 years, 7002273000000000000273 days
9. No image.png Brigadier General Jean-René Boucicault Armed Forces of Haiti 7 September 1961 9 August 1962 50000000000000000000 years, 7002336000000000000336 days
10. No image.png Brigadier General Gérard Constant Armed Forces of Haiti 9 August 1962 8 December 1970 70008000000000000008 years, 7002121000000000000121 days
11. No image.png Lt. General Claude Raymond Armed Forces of Haiti 8 December 1970 11 August 1973 70002000000000000002 years, 7002246000000000000246 days
12. No image.png Lt. General Jean-Baptiste Hilaire Armed Forces of Haiti 11 August 1973 6 September 1978 70005000000000000005 years, 700126000000000000026 days
13. No image.png Lt. General Roger Saint-Albin Armed Forces of Haiti 7 September 1978 23 March 1984 70005000000000000005 years, 7002198000000000000198 days
14. No image.png Lt. General Henri Namphy Armed Forces of Haiti 23 March 1984 4 November 1987 70003000000000000003 years, 7002226000000000000226 days

Commanders-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Haiti[]

No Portrait Rank Name Armed Force Term of Office
Start End Duration
14. No image.png Lt. General Henri Namphy Armed Forces of Haiti 4 November 1987 17 June 1988 50000000000000000000 years, 7002226000000000000226 days
No image.png Brigadier General Morton Gousse Armed Forces of Haiti 17 June 1988 19 June 1988 50000000000000000000 years, 70002000000000000002 days
15. No image.png Major General Carl-Michel Nicolas Armed Forces of Haiti 19 June 1988 17 September 1988 50000000000000000000 years, 700190000000000000090 days
16. No image.png Lt. General Prosper Avril Armed Forces of Haiti 17 September 1988 10 March 1990 70001000000000000001 year, 7002174000000000000174 days
17. No image.png Lt. General Hérard Abraham Armed Forces of Haiti 10 March 1990 2 July 1991 70001000000000000001 year, 7002114000000000000114 days
18. No image.png Lt. General Raoul Cédras Armed Forces of Haiti 2 July 1991 10 October 1994 70003000000000000003 years, 7002100000000000000100 days
No image.png Major General Jean-Claude Duperval Armed Forces of Haiti 10 October 1994 17 November 1994 50000000000000000000 years, 700138000000000000038 days
19. No image.png Lt. General Bernardin Poisson Armed Forces of Haiti 17 November 1994 20 February 1995 50000000000000000000 years, 700195000000000000095 days

Bibliography[]

  • Daniel Supplice, Bibliographic dictionary of political personalities of the Republic of Haiti 1804-2001. Lanno Imprimerie, Belgium 2001, ISBN 9993562300

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