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List of commanders-in-chief of the Royal Thai Air Force
Nominated by Minister of Defense
Appointed by King of Thailand
Incumbent Air Chief Marshal th (Chaiyapruek Tishyasarin)
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The Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force (Thai language: ผู้บัญชาการทหารอากาศไทย), currently Air Chief Marshal Chaiyapruek Tishyasarin, who is headquartered in Bangkok. The following individuals have commanded the Royal Thai Air Force:

Royal Aeronautical Service

Name Took office Left office Time in office
1
Prince Chakrabongse Bhuvanath
Bhuvanath, ChakrabongseField Marshal Prince Chakrabongse Bhuvanath
(1883–1920)
191319151–2 years
2
Phraya Chalerm Akas
Akas, PhrayaMajor General Phraya Chalerm Akas1915193216–17 years
3
Phraya Vehasayan Silapasit
Silapasit, PhrayaColonel Phraya Vehasayan Silapasit193219352–3 years
4
Munee Mahasanthana Vejayantarungsarit
Vejayantarungsarit, MuneeGroup Captain Munee Mahasanthana Vejayantarungsarit193519371–2 years

Royal Thai Air Force

No. Present Rank Name Term begins Term ends
1 มุนี มหาสันทนะ เวชยันต์รังสฤษฎิ์.jpg Air Marshal Munee Mahasanthana Vejayantarungsarit 1937 1941
2 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Marshal Luang Atuegtevadej 1941 1943
3 Luang Thewarit Phanluek.jpg Air Marshal Luang Tevaritpanluek 1943 1949
4 Wax sculpture of Fuen Ronnabhakas Riddhagni, National Memorial, Thailand (2).jpg Marshal of the Royal Thai Air Force Fuen Ronnaphagrad Ritthakhanee 1949 1957
5 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Marshal of the Royal Thai Air Force Chalermkiat Vatthanangkun 1957 1960
6 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Bunchu Chantharubeksa 1960 1974
7 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Kamon Dechatungkha 1974 1977
8 Air Marshall Panieng Karntarat of Thailand talks with GEN Lew Allen U.S. Air Force chief of staff, after his arrival in the United States for a visit (cropped).jpg Air Chief Marshal Panieng Karntarat 1977 1981
9 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Thaklaeo Susillavorn 1981 1983
10 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Prapan Dhupatemiya 1983 1987
11 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Voranat Aphichari 1987 1989
12 A U.S. soldier and a Thai soldier present gifts to Chief Marshal Kaset Rochananil and U.S. Ambassador David F. Lambertson during the opening ceremonies for the joint Thai-U.S. training exercise Cobra Gold '92 (cropped).jpg Air Chief Marshal Kaset Rojananil 1989 1992
13 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Kanth Pimanthip 1992 1993
14 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal MR Siripong Thongyai 1993 1996
15 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Amon Naewmalee 1996 1997
16 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Thananit Niumtundhi 1997 1999
17 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Sanan Tuatip 1999 2000
18 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Pong Manesilp 2000 2002
19 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Kongsak Vantana 2002 31 July 2005
- No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal Chalerm Choomchuensook
Acting Commander
31 July 2005 30 August 2005
20 Close of Exercise Cope Tiger (cropped for Chalit Pookpasuk).jpg Air Chief Marshal Chalit Pukbhasuk 1 October 2005 1 October 2008
21 Itthaporn suphawong 2010-4-21 cropped.jpg Air Chief Marshal Itthaporn Subhawong 1 October 2008 30 September 2012
22 Cope Tiger 13 closing ceremony 130322-F-RG147-139 (cropped).jpg Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong 1 October 2012 30 September 2014
23 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal th (Treetod Sonjance) 1 October 2014 30 September 2016
24 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal th (Johm Rungsawang) 1 October 2016 30 September 2018
25 No picture Royal Thai airforce.svg Air Chief Marshal th (Chaiyapruek Tishyasarin) 1 October 2018 Incumbent

See also

References

External links

{{Wikipedia|{{subst:List of commanders-in-chief of the Royal Thai Air Force}}

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