|Native name||ธีรชัย นาควานิช|
|Born||15 November 1955(age 64)|
|Place of birth||Bangkok, Thailand|
|Service/branch||Royal Thai Army|
|Years of service||1978–2016|
|Commands held||Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Army|
Thirachai Nakawanich (Thai language:ธีรชัย นาควานิช, born 15 November 1955) is a Thai military officer who served as Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army from 2015 to 2016. He succeeded Udomdej Sitabutr, with whom he has had a long-running feud, and whose preferred successor would have been Preecha Chan-ocha, brother of Prime Minister and NCPO chief Prayuth Chan-ocha. He was succeeded in 2016 by General Chalermchai Sitthisart upon reaching retirement age. In December 2016 he was appointed to the Privy Council by King Vajiralongkorn, but was relieved of his duties in June 2018 for unspecified reasons.
- ↑ Nanuam, Wassana (25 August 2015). "Gen Thirachai named as new army chief". Bangkok Post. https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/security/673180/gen-thirachai-named-as-new-army-chief. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
- ↑ Nanuam, Wassana (6 October 2015). "Long-running rift between Theerachai, Udomdej flares". Bangkok Post. https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics/719136/long-running-rift-between-theerachai-udomdej-flares. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
- ↑ "Ex-army chief General Thirachai relieved as privy councilor". Thai PBS. 21 June 2018. http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/ex-army-chief-general-thirachai-relieved-privy-councilor/. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
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