GENERAL SURAYUD CHULANONT
 

Date of Birth: 28 August 1943

Marital Sratus:  Khunying Chitravadee Chulanont

Educational Background : Military Education :

  • 1960  Chulachomklao Royal Mililtary Academy 
  • 1966  Infantry Officer Basic Course
  • 1969  nfantry Officer Advanced CourseI
  • 1972  Command and General Staff College
  • 1993 National Defense College

        Military Education Abroad :

  • 1967  Jungle Warfare Course (Malaysia)
  • 1969  Infantry Officer Advanced Course (USA) 
  • 1974  Command and General Staff Course (USA)
  • 1975  Defense Resources Management Course (USA)

Professional Background : Previous Positions :

  • 1983  Commander, 1st Special Forces Regiment
  • 1989  CG, 1 st Special Forces Division
  • 1992  CG, Special Warfare Command
  • 1994  CG, 2nd Army Area
  • 1998  Commander-in-chief, Royal Thai Army
  • 2002  Supreme Commander, Royal Thai Armed Forces
  • 2003  Privy Couneillor

Special Assignments :

  • since 1983  Royal Aide-de-Camp

  • 1984-1988  Aide-de-Camp to the Prime Minister

  • 1981-1982,1984-1988  Rice Policy Committee

  • 1992-1998  Senator

  • since 1997  President of Foundation for  Khao Yai National Park Protection Chairman of the Sub Committee, The National  

  • 1998-2001  Safety Council of Thailand

  • 1999,2001,2002  Military Judge, Military Supreme Court 

  • 2003   President of the Royal Turf Club of Thailand under the Royal Patronage

  • 2005  Chairman of King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang Council 

  • 2005  Chairman of the Phetchaburi Rajabhat University Board

Awards :

  • 1992  “Jak-Dao” Alumni Achievement Award, Arimed Forces Academies Preparatory School

  • 1995  Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Arts, (Honourable Degree), Vongchavalitkul University  

  • 1999  “The Internatoinal Hall of Fame” Award, U.S.Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth 

  • 2000   Distinguised Award, General Prem Tinsulanonda Statesman Foundation

  • 2000  Doctor of Philosophy in Rural Planning and Development, (Honourable Degree), Maejo University  

  • 2003  “Asian Heros 2003” Award, Time Magazine

  • 2004  Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, Honoris Causa, Prince of Songkla University

Royal Decorations :

  • 1970  Member (Fifth Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the white Elephant.

  • 1974  Freeman Safeguarding Medal (First Class).

  • 1976  Companion (Fourth Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant.

  • 1980  Commander (Third Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand.

  • 1983  Knight Commander (Second Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand.

  • 1985  Knight Commander (Second Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the white Elephant.

  • 1987  Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand.

  • 1989  Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant.

  • 1989  The Border Service Medal.

  • 1990  Member of “The Rama Medal of the Honourable Order of Rama.

  • 1992  Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand.

  • 1995  Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant.

  • 1996  Grand Companion (Third Class, higher grade) of the Most Illustrious Order of Chula Chom Klao

  • 1999  Knight Commander (Second Class,lower grade) of the Most Illustrious Order of Chula Chom Klao.

  • 2001  Khight Grand Commander (Second Class, higher grade) of the Most Illustrious Order of Chula Chom Klao.

  • 2001  Commander of the First of the order of the Dannebrog

  • 2002  Karitka E ha Paksi Utama

  • 2002  Tong –Il Medal Order of National Securtity Merit First Class

  • 2003  Commander Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Polar Star


        

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Biography of Thai Prime Ministers