Taipei, June 24 (CNA) Army Commander General Chen Pao-yu will assume the post of Chief of the General Staff beginning July, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced on Thursday.
Chen will replace Huang Shu-kuang, who is retiring this month, the MND said in a statement.
According to the MND, Chen is a graduate of the Republic of China Military Academy Class 1980. He has served as the commanding general of the 10th Army Command, deputy army chief, executive deputy chief of the army staff, and was appointed army commander in 2019.
Some military officers have described Chen as a man with an advanced mindset who advocates for scientific training methods to improve soldiers' physical strength.
Vice Chief of General Staff and Executive Officer Hsu Yen-pu will take over the position of Army Commander, and Vice Chief of General Staff Mei Chia-shu (梅家樹) will assume the post left vacant by Hsu, the MND said.
In other positions involved in the latest military reshuffle, Vice Defense Minister in charge of armaments Chang Guan-chung will serve as one of the military strategy advisors at the Presidential Office, according to the MND.
National Defense University President Wang Hsin-Lung will succeed Chang, while Vice Defense Minister in charge of policy Chang Che-ping will take the post left by Wang, the MND said.
All assignments will be effective on July 1, the MND said.