Army is the backbone of any country and protects the country from enemies. They have no fear of losing their life for their homeland and always prepared to manage any tough situations. A strong army needs an influential person who guides them correctly. Many individuals served as military commander general, but some of them have great vision, knowledge and mind blowing strategies. These high commanders make the army more powerful and vigorous. Today we will discuss on Top 10 Best Powerful Military Commander General 2016 who gained significant achievements during their military career. They have worth for this highest rank of the military. Let’s see who is on this list.
10. Volker Wieker- Germany
Volker is 15th Chief of Armed Forces Staff of German. With his current post, he is also serving as Chief Military Adviser to the German government. He was working in German army from 42 years, and German Minister appointed him on 18 December 2009 as Chief of Staff, he considered him best General commander for the protection of the country. He also served in major Foreign Bundeswehr such as Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. He has served as commander Netherlands and Crops, as Assistant Branch Chief at federal ministry of defense.
9. Katsutoshi Kawano – Japan
He was born on November 28, 1954, and current Joint Staff and Chief of Staff of the Japan military forces. He was on the post of four-star admiral in 2012 and promoted to new rank in 2014. After completing his graduation in mechanical engineering, he joined National Academy of defense in 1979 and served his country in many posts of army and navy. He was involved in Senkaku Islands Dispute and supervised many programs of Japanese Armed Forces. He is also assisting the defense institutions at international and local levels for the formation of fifth generation fighter jets. He was Commander in Chief of the Self Defense Fleet in 2011, and vice chief staff of the joint staff council in 2010.
8. Dalbir Singh – India
He is current and 26th Chief of Army Staff of India. He was appointed to this post on July 31, 2014, but the selection of Dalbir Singh as a COAS remained controversial because of allegations filled by Lieu General Ravi Dastane. Before this post, he has served as Vice Chief of Army Staff of India. He had a great number of army and spent a lot of money on arms.He joined the Army as an instructor in Indian military academy in June 1974. When operation conducted against Sri Lanka, he was the company commander, and Pakistan was supporting the Sri Lankan forces in this operation. He was involved in many operations in Kashmir
7. Choi Yoon-Hee -South Korea
He was joint chiefs of staff of South Korea from October 2013 to October 2015. South Korea has faced the threats from the United States and in the form of North Korea, in this situation, South Korea needs a strong and vigorous army officer like him. Chi Yoon- hee is the first JCS, who was selected from the Korean Navy forces because the security concerns of the South Korea and he deals this situation very well. He was very talented General and retired from his post in October 2015, and he is known as the most powerful military commander in South Korea yet.
6. Nick Houghton – United Kingdom
He was born on 18 October 1954 and appointed to the post of Chief of Defence Staff in 2013 after David Richard retirement. General Nick is known for their services during Iraq war when he presented the British military for various operations. He has great contribution in Green Howards in Northern Ireland during troubles. He joined the army in 1974 and still working on his post. He also served on many posts as a military assistant to the Chief of the Staff British Army of the Rhine and commanding officer of first Battalion a vice chief of Defence staff.
5. Hulusi Akbar – Turkey
He is 29th Chief of Army staff and one of the best military commander general who is serving the country still. There is one rule for Turkish Armed forces the person who becomes the General of the army should be served already in military and Hulusi Akbar was served his country as commander of land forces. General Akbar takes part in many NATO activities like ISAF, Kosovo Force during Kosovo war and Allied Force operation during the Bosnian war and has experience as brigade commander. During the tension between Russia and Turkey, one of the Russian fighter jets are gunning down by the Turkish army; General Hulusi plays a great role in the protection of country by strengthening the borders of the country. Turki has significant influence in the Asian region. General like Hulusi Akbar is the best military commander for Turkey. He has served the commander of Allied Forces Southern Europe, Infantry Brigade commander Brigadier Homeland Security.
4. Valery Gerasimov – Russia
Valery Gerasimov is the current Chief of Army Staff of Russian Army, and he also owned the post of Deputy Defence Minister of Russia.President Vladimir Putin appointed him as Chief of Army staff in 2012 after the retirement of Nikolay Makarov. He has served his country in various commanding position during his military career. He is the favorite general of the Russian president, and it is said that former general pressurized for resignation. He is playing a significant role in Russia Syria alliance against ISIS. He was also included in the list which issued in 2014 by the European Union in respect of actions threatening and undermining the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.
3. Fang Fenghui – China
Fang Fenghui is serving the Army of the Republic of China as General. He was born in April 1951. Currently, he is working as the PLA (people’s Liberation Army) chief of General staff and also a member of Central Military Commission. China has the strong military defense in the world and now he started a program under the supervision of Fan Fenghui the development of fifth generation fighter jets. He included in the PLA in 1968 and in 2012 he got the rank of Chief of Headquarter of the General staff. He served the country as Commander OF Beijing Military Region and in 1998 He was appointed to the rank of Major General and in July 2005, he appointed lieutenant general and got the highest rank in July 2010 as General. Fang Fenghui currently look after the project China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. He is considered the best commander general and other than military he is the member of 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
2. Gen Joseph Dunford – United States
General Joseph Dunford is the current Chairman Joint of Chief Staff. He was appointed as 19th Joint Chief Of Army Staff on 1 October 2015 after the retirement of Martin Dempsey. US is the powerful country of the world with more than 50 states and it is said that US army has best arms in the world. He was born on December 8, 1955, and before appointed on this post, he served as commander of the International Security Assistance Force and the United States Forces Afghanistan from February 2013 to August 2014.
1. General Raheel Sharif – Pakistan
Current Chief of army staff of Pakistan, who is serving his country since 2013, is Genera Raheel Sharif. He was born on 6 June 1956 and 15th Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan.He is a four -star rank Army general and one of the strong and powerful military general of the year 2015.He has the military background as his father was a military officer and his brother Major Shabbier Sharif is the hero of Pakistan in 1971 war of India and Pakistan. He joined the Pakistan army in 1976 and served in many posts. He has received Nishan e Haider, who is highest military award f Pakistan; he is the second one in his family who received this award as his uncle Major Aziz Bhatti also received this award. He is the man behind the Operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan in Pakistan which bring peace in these areas and eradicating the terrorism. Pakistan army is doing excellent under the supervision of General Raheel Sharif, and you can see Karachi situation which going towards betterment due to best policies of Pakistan Army. He also plays his role for developing good relations with neighboring countries on an international level as Head of many states like to communicate directly with Raheel Sharif. He served the country as Military Secretary in 2002. He is considered the most successful and powerful military general of the world 2015, however, he will retire in this year. Pakistani people love and respect the General Raheel Sharif very much.
List of Top 10 Best Powerful Military Commander General 2016
|Rank||Commander General Name||Country|
|1.||General Raheel Sharif||Pakistan|
|2.||Gen Joseph Dunford||United States|
|6.||Nick Houghton||United Kingdom|
|7.||Choi Yoon-Hee||South Korea|
We conclude from this article that such person should be appointed as commander general of Army who has the courage to stand in front of enemies and defend his country. Every country wants a strong armed force in today world, and it is possible only when the leader of the army is powerful enough. These General of the military are known as best Commander General, and military officers should follow these legends.