Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces

Summary

Commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces
Главнокомандующий Воздушно-космическими силами
Flag of Russia's Commander of the Aerospace Forces.svg
Flag of the Commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces
Sergey Surovikin (2018).jpg
Incumbent
Colonel General Sergei Surovikin

since 22 November 2017
Russian Aerospace Forces
Member ofGeneral Staff of the Armed Forces
Reports toChief of the General Staff
AppointerPresident of Russia
Formation1 August 2015
First holderViktor Bondarev
WebsiteOfficial website

The Commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces (Russian: Главнокомандующий Воздушно-космическими силами) is the chief commanding authority of the Russian Aerospace Forces. The position was created in 2015, when the Russian Air Force, Russian Air and Missile Defence Forces and Russian Space Forces where placed under a unified command.[1] He is appointed by the President of Russia. The current commander is Colonel General Sergei Surovikin.

List of Commanders

For chiefs of the air force only, see:Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force
No. Portrait Commander Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1
Viktor Bondarev
Bondarev, ViktorColonel general
Viktor Bondarev
(born 1959)
1 August 201526 September 20172 years, 56 days[2][3]
-
Pavel Kurachenko [ru]
Kurachenko, PavelLieutenant general
Pavel Kurachenko [ru]
(born 1961)
Acting
26 September 201722 November 201757 days[4]
2
Sergei Surovikin
Surovikin, SergeiColonel general
Sergei Surovikin
(born 1966)
22 November 2017Incumbent3 years, 212 days[5][3]

References

  1. ^ Russia creates new Aerospace Force service branch Archived 2015-12-27 at the Wayback Machine, janes.com, 4 August 2015
  2. ^ "Официальное опубликование правовых актов в электронном виде". pravo.gov.ru. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b Создатель военной полиции генерал Суровикин возглавит ВКС России Rossiyskaya Gazeta, 21 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Источник: врио главкома ВКС назначен генерал-лейтенант Павел Кураченко" (in Russian). TACC. 25 September 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  5. ^ Источники сообщили о смене командующего ВКС России RIA Novosti, 21 September 2017.