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Yen Teh-fa
Yen Teh-fa
General Yen Teh-fa, Commander of the Republic of China Army in Review Stand of New Taipei City Plaza 20140906.jpg
Minister of National Defense of the Republic of China

26 February 2018
ViceShen Yi-ming
Chang Guan-chung
Feng Shih-kuan
Secretary-General of National Security Council of the Republic of China

18 May 2017 - 26 February 2018
Joseph Wu
David Lee
24th Chief of the General Staff of the Republic of China Armed Forces

30 January 2015 - 30 November 2016
DeputyPu Tze-chun
Kao Kuang-chi
Chiu Kuo-cheng
5th Commander of the Republic of China Army

16 January 2014 - 26 January 2015
Lee Hsiang-chou
Chiu Kuo-cheng
7th Vice Minister (Armaments) of National Defense of the Republic of China

9 August 2013 - 15 January 2014
MinisterYen Ming
Kao Kuang-chi
Lee Hsiang-chou
Personal details
Born (1952-11-14) 14 November 1952 (age 67)
Cianjhen, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
NationalityRepublic of China
Alma materRepublic of China Military Academy
Tri-service University
Nickname(s)"Brother Fa"

Yen Teh-fa (Chinese: ; pinyin: Yán Déf?; born 14 November 1952) is a Taiwanese politician and retired general officer of the Republic of China Armed Forces. He is currently the Minister of National Defense. He was previously the Secretary-General of National Security Council. He was the Chief of the General Staff of the Republic of China Armed Forces from 30 January 2015 until 1 December 2016. He was the Vice Minister for Armaments of the National Defense Ministry (MND) from 9 August 2013 until 15 January 2014.

Education

Yen graduated from the Republic of China Military Academy in 1975 and later attended the War College of the National Defense University.[1]

Military career

In August 2009, Yen joined the disaster relief efforts under the 8th Army Corps following the Typhoon Morakot.[2]

In August 2013, Yen was named the vice minister of defense for armaments.[1][3] He left the post in January 2014, and was appointed the Chief of the General Staff of the Republic of China Armed Forces.[4] Yen retired in December 2016, and was succeeded by Chiu Kuo-cheng.[5] In May 2017, Yen returned to public service as secretary-general of the National Security Council.[6] In February 2018, he was named minister of national defense in place of Feng Shih-kuan.[7][8]

References

  1. ^ a b Chen, Pei-huang; Huang, Maia (9 August 2013). "Army Gen. Yen Teh-fa named vice defense minister". Taiwan News. Central News Agency. Archived from the original on 9 August 2013. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Shih, Hsiu-chuan; Yeh, Joseph (23 February 2018). "Yen chosen as new defense minister for his experience: official". Focus Taiwan. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "General named vice minister". Taipei Times. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Ministry swaps postings". Taipei Times. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Chiu Kuo-cheng appointed chief of the general staff". Taipei Times. 25 November 2016. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Shih, Hsiu-chuan; Yeh, Joseph (22 February 2013). "Yen chosen as new defense minister for his experience: official". Central News Agency. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Shih, Hsiu-chuan; Yeh, Joseph (23 February 2018). "Taiwan replaces foreign minister, China policy chief (update)". Central News Agency. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ Shih, Hsiu-chuan; Yeh, Joseph (23 February 2018). "Government reshuffle lineup announced". Retrieved 2018.

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