Chief of the General Staff (Russia)

The Chief of the General Staff (Russian: Начальник Генерального штаба) is the head of the General Staff and the highest ranking officer of the Russian Armed Forces or is also the senior-most uniformed military officer. He is appointed by the President of Russia, who is the Supreme Commander-in-Chief. The position dates to the period of the Russian Empire. The current Chief of the General Staff is Army General Valery Gerasimov.

Chief of the General Staff
Начальник Генерального штаба
Flag of the Chief of the General Staff
Incumbent
Army General Valery Gerasimov

since 9 November 2012
General Staff of the Armed Forces
TypeChief of staff
StatusHighest ranking military officer
Member ofGeneral Staff
Reports toMinister of Defence of Russia
President of Russia (sometimes)
SeatGeneral Staff Building, Znamenka 14/1, Moscow
AppointerPresident of Russia
Term lengthNo fixed length
Formation9 August 1812 (historical)
10 June 1992 (current)
First holderGeneral-Adjutant Pavel Gavrilovich Gagarin [ru]
DeputyFirst Deputy Chief of the General Staff
Websitewww.mil.ru

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