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Sunday 29 November 2020

The Prime Minister

 

Name: General Prayut Chan-o-cha

Date of Birth:21 March 1954, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

Spouse: Associate Professor Naraporn Chan-o-cha

Children:2 daughters

 

Education:

1971           Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School (Class 12)

1976           Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy (Class 23)

1976           Infantry Officer Basic Course (Class 51)

1981           Infantry Officer Advanced Course (Class 34)

1985           Command and General Staff College (Class 63)

2007            National Defence College

 

Career:

1990           Battalion Commander, Second Infantry Battalion, 21stInfantry Regiment,
Queen’s Guard

1998           Commanding Officer, 21st Infantry Regiment, Queen’s Guard

2003           Commanding General, 2nd Infantry Division, King’s Guard

2006           Commanding General, 1st Army Area

2008           Chief of Staff, Royal Thai Army

2009           Deputy Commander in Chief, Royal Thai Army

2010           Commander in Chief, Royal Thai Army (until 30 September 2014)

2014           Head of the National Council for Peace and Order (Since 22 May 2014)

 

Decorations by Royal Comman:

1986           The Freeman Safeguarding Medal

1990           Member of The Honourable Order of Rama (Rama Mala Medal)

1999           Grand Companion of the Most Illustrious Order of Chula Chom Klao

2005           Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant

2008           Knight Grand Cordon of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand

2010           Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant

 

Foreign Decorations:

2008           Honorary Malaysian Armed Forces Order for Valour (First Degree),
Gallant Commander of Malaysian Armed Forces

2009           Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Tentera), Singapore

2012           Bintang Kartika Eka Pakci Utama, Indonesia

2013           Legion of Merit, United States of America

 

Special Official Duties in Service to Their Majesties (by Royal appointment):

1987           Royal Aide-de-Camp to His Majesty the King

1999           Assistant Chief, Royal Special Response Unit

2001           Deputy Chief, Royal Special Response Unit

2009           Special Royal Aide-de-Camp

2012           Judge of Military Supreme Court

 

Royal Appointments as Honour Officer

2002           Honour Officer to the 21st Infantry Regiment, Queen’s Guard

2004           Honour Officer to the 2nd Infantry Regiment, Queen’s Guard

2006           Honour Officer to the 1st Infantry Regiment, King’s Own Body Guard

2011           Honour Officer to the 11th Infantry Regiment, King’s Guard

 

Awards by Society

2005         Awarded ‘Good Person of Thai Society’ by Thai Awards in the field
of Promoting and Development of National Security

2006 Chakra Dao Alumni Award for Military Service
by the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School

2010         Mahidol Ranusorn Award by the National Council
on Social Welfare of Thailand under Royal Patronage

2011 Voted as Chief Executive Officer of the Year of a State Agency
for 2011 by the ABAC Poll Research Institute

 

Other Positions:

2006           Member of the National Legislative Assembly

2006           Member of the Board of Directors, Metropolitan Electricity Authority

2007           Member of the Board of Directors, Thai Oil PCL

2010           Member of the Board of Directors, Thai Military Bank PCL

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