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Gen. Wang Shin-lung
|7th Commander of the Republic of China Army|
1 December 2016
|Born||1960 (age 60)|
|Nationality||Republic of China|
General Wang Shin-lung The 7th Army commander- in- chief, Republic of China Army (ROCA) Incumbent Date of appointment December 1, 2016 Predecessor Chiu, Kuo-tzen
Deputy Chief-of- Staff, General Staff Headquarters (GSH), Ministry of National Defense Term of Office June 1, 2016 - November 30, 2016 Prececessor Wang Xing-wei Successor Ji Lian-cheng
Vice Minister, Ministry of National Defense, Republic of China Term of office February 11, 2015--May 31, 2016
Minister Kao Kuang-chi Feng Shih-kuan
Predecessor Shen I-ming Successor Bai Hong-hui
The 7th Commander of 6th Corps Command, ROC Army Term of Office January 1, 2014--February 10, 2015 Predecessor Chen Quan-guan Successor Ren Ji-nan
Vice Chief of Staff in charge of Personnel, General Staff Headquarters (GSH), Ministry of National Defense Term of office July 1, 2012 -December 31, 2013 Predecessor Chen Quan-guan Successor Hsu Yan-pu
The 7th Deputy Commander of 6th Corps Command, ROC Army Term of office August 1, 2011--June 30, 2012 Predecessor Lou Ti Successor Hao Yi-zhi
Personal information Gender Male Born 1960 Birthplace: Xincheng Township, Hualien County, Taiwan Nationality Republic of China Career Soldier
Military background Allegiance to the Republic of China Service Republic of China Army Rank General
Wang Shin-lung (1960 -), the Republic of China Army General, was born in Xingcheng Township of Hualien County, ancestral origin of Dinghai County, Zhejiang Province. The incumbent Army commander in chief and is also the first Hualien born general. He is the highest-ranking officers graduated from the Army College Specialist Classes, and become its first general as well as the first Army Commander in Chief.
Life Wang Shin-lung was born in rural areas of Hualien County, Taiwan. His father Wang, Ing-far was a veteran, after retirement, settled in Hualien. To support the family, he had been working temporary in the brick-making factories and wineries, and later on found a permanent job as a janitor at Xincheng Junior High School. The family was very poor. Wang Shin-lung graduated from Hualien private Joseph (now Haixing) Primary School, then Xincheng Junior High School and finally Hualien Engineering Electronics Polytechnic School. He entered the first generation (G1) of the Army College Specialist Class (1980 classes) and studied in the mechanical engineering and Army infantry department. After graduating from the Army College, he served as an Army officer in different posts around the country for several years, then was admitted to study at Army Infantry School, then the College of the Armed Forces (1992 classes), and the University of War (1998 Classes). Army Headquarters gave high evaluations on Wang Shin-lung's academic performance as "hard-working, laying solid foundation of military academy and accomplishment." For Wang Shin-lung's birth background concerned, when he was promoted as major general, lieutenant general and the general continuously, Hualien County Magistrate Fu, Kun-chi, Speaker Lai, Jin-kun, and Xincheng Township Mayor He, Li-tai recognized and praised him unanimously as the "Glory of Hualien."
Career of the Army College Specialist Classes Wang Shin-lung was admitted to the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Army College Specialist Classes (G1) on April 28, 1978, and graduated on October 29, 1980. He was awarded a two-year college diploma and appointed as Army lieutenant with a total of 1,058 G1 alumni.
It is required for the G1 students to serve infantry, artillery, armored and the Marine Corps for six years military service, in addition to those who were willing to sign the contracts for continuing service, most of the G1 students retired on October 29, 1986. A small number of 68 with financial-management backgrounds continued service for ten years.
There are three top students out of 1,058 G1 alumni. They are Wang Shin-lung, lieutenant general Chen Jiancai and major general Bai Yongchen. Chen Jiancai was the former Army Air Force Command Commander, and retired in July 2015; Bai Yongcheng was transferred to the Executive Yuan after his retirement. Wang Shin-lung was the first graduate from the Army College Specialist Class promoted as major general and is also the highest-ranking officer of the G1.
April 27, 2016 lieutenant general Wang Shin-lung was the vice minister of the Ministry of Defense and major general Li Guofang, the Army Airways 601 Brigade Chief, accompanied members of the Foreign and Defense Committee of the Legislative Yuan Ms Lu Yuling and Mr. Lin Changzo for official inspection.
Incumbent Army Commander- In- Chief, Army Headquarters December 1, 2016--Deputy Chief-of- Staff, General Staff Headquarters (GSH), Ministry of National Defense June 1, 2016 - November 30, 2016
Vice Minister, Ministry of National Defense February 11, 2015--May 31, 2016
Commander of 6th Corps Command, Army January 1, 2014--February 10, 2015
Vice Minister in charge of Personnel, General Staff Headquarters (GSH), Ministry of Defense July 1, 2012 -December 31, 2013
Deputy Commander of 6th Corps Command, Army August 1, 2011--June 30, 2012
Director General, Department of Planning, Army Headquarters
December 1, 2008 - July 30, 2011
Deputy Commander, Hualien-Taidong Regional Defense Command March 16, 2008 -November 30, 2008
Commander, Army Taitung Command April 1, 2007 -March 15, 2008
Army 34th Division Commander January 1, 2007 -March 31, 2007
Brigade Commander, 119th Brigade, Infantry Section, Army July 1, 2005--June 30, 2006
Director General, Manning and Equipping Division, Department of Strategic Planning, Department of National Defense July 1, 2004--June 6, 2005
Wang Shin-lung was promoted to major general in July 2004, his early important career, including Director General of the Manning and Equipping Division, Department of Strategic Planning, Ministry of Defense, 119th Brigade Commander of the Army Infantry, Commander of the Army 34th Division, Commander of the Taitung Regional Command, Deputy Commander of the Army Taitung Command and Director General of the Planning Department of the Army Headquarters.
In August 2011, he was appointed Deputy Commander of the Army's Sixth Corps Command. In January 2012, he was promoted to lieutenant general, and he was promoted to the personnel vice minister of the Staff Headquarters of the Ministry of Defense. In January 2014, he served as commander of the Army's Sixth Corps Command. During his Six Army Commander's service, he was responsible for commanding troops to rescue the TransAsia Airways Flight 235 incident in 2015. In February 2015, he was promoted to the vice minister of the Ministry of Defense. His deputy commander, lieutenant general Ren Ji-nan succeeded him as the commander of the Sixth Corps Command and continued the casualty search and rescue mission.
Wang Shin-lung was promoted to the deputy chief of staff of the General Staff Headquarters of the Ministry of Defense in June 2016, he was promoted to general of the Army in December the same year, this make him the first Hualien born general. He was then appointed as the First Commander of the Army. He was the first graduate from the Army College Specialist Classes to serve the post in the history of the Republic of China (Air Force College Specialist Classes is Admiral Li Tianyu). After Wang Shin-lung took the office, on behalf of army officers and soldiers, he paid respects to the late President Chiang Ching-kuo and Chiang Kai-shek for their death anniversaries on January 13, 2017 and April 5 respectively in Taoyuan Daxi and Touliao mausoleums.
Honor Award As a citizen, Wang Shin-lung was award "Honorary Citizenship" of Hualien County, "Grand Protector of the Country", Hualien County Council's "Heroic Defender of the Nation", Xincheng Township's "Glory of Xincheng" Medal, and Hualien Engineering Electronics Polytechnic School's outstanding alumni.
As a soldier, Wang Shin-lung was awarded six medals of meritorious service, such as one 3rd grade "Order of the Cloud and Banner", one 4th grade "Order of the Cloud and Banner", and one "Order of Precious Tripod with Special Cravat" and three "Order of Loyalty and Diligence".
He was also awarded with five medals for Armed Forces Service, such as one grade A-2 "Medal of the Armed Forces", one A-1 grade "Medal of the Brilliant Light", one A-2 grade "Medal of the Brilliant Light", one A-1 grade "Medal of Victorious Garrison" and one A-2 grade "Medal of Victorious Garrison". With a total of 16 medals for Army service, such as two "Medal of Army Brilliance", three "Medal of Outstanding Service", three "Medal of Outstanding Staff", four "Medal of Army Achievement" and four "Medal of Excellent Efficiency".