Top 10 Powerful Military Generals in the World Today

Almost all nations in the entire world have their own military power. It is very important for the protection of the people living in a certain country as well as for the safety of the territories owned by any nation.

In relation to this, here are the top 10 powerful military generals in the world:

10. Katsutoshi Kawano

Katsutoshi Kawano

In the year 2014, he was promoted to the rank of a Chief of Staff and Joint Staff in Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force. Currently, he is still serving with that powerful position in the military force of Japan and he is tasked to supervise the numerous defense programs in the country initiated by the Japanese Armed Forces.

9. Volker Wieker

Volker Wieker

He’s the current German Chief of Armed Forces Staff, which is the highest position in the said military force. General Volker Wieker is also the Chief Military Adviser in the German Government. He has been involved in the deployment of the German Armed Forces into some other countries such as Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Kosovo.

8. Dalbir Singh

Dalbir Singh

It was on July 31, 2014 when General Dalbir Singh was appointed to be the Chief of Staff in the Indian army. But before he was put into this higher position, he was still serving as the Vice Chief. Aside from being a powerful military general in the world, he’s also controversial even up to now because of the petition filed by Lieutenant General Ravi Dastane as to his appointment.

 7. Choi Yoon-Hee

Choi Yoon-Hee

From October 2013 up to 2015 of the same month, General Choi Yoon-Hee served as the Republic of South Korea’s Joint Chief of Staff. And today, he is put into the highest position in the South Korean Armed Forces. However, he was originally from the South Korean Navy Force, and it’s the first time the country to choose JCS who came from the navy.

6. Hulusi Akar

Hulusi Akar

As the 29th Chief of Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, General Hulusi Akar is playing a very significant role in the safety of the entire country. During the war between Russia and Turkey, he showed exemplary military service by protecting the country’s boarders.

5. Nick Houghton

Nick Houghton

He is the United Kingdom Armed Forces’ Chief of the Defence Staff, and his exemplary military service during the Iraq War really made him very popular and helped him to be assigned in his current military position. He was also involved in the conflict between the Northern Island and the United Kingdom. Before he was put in his current position, he still served in the British Armed Forces in several positions.

4. Valery Gerasimov

valery gerasimov

He is the very first Russia’s Deputy Defence Minister and the current Russian Armed Forces Chief of the General Staff. When President Vladimir Putin terminated General Nikolay Makarov, General Valery Gerasimov was appointed to assume the vacant position. Against ISIS, he played a great role in the alliance of Syria and Russia.

3. Fang Fenghui

Fang Fenghui

As the Chief of General Staff People’s Liberation Army Chief of the country of China, General Fang Fenghui is considered to be one of the most powerful military generals all over the globe. In the previous years, he served as the commanding officer in the Guangzhou Military Region and the Beijing Military region.

2. Martin Dempsey

Martin Dempsey

General Martin Dempsey has just recently retired in the US Army. But during his time, he had a major contribution in strengthening the relationship of the United States of America to the other countries around the world like the Arabian countries, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

1. Raheel Sharif

Raheel Sharif

He is the current Chief of Army Staff in the Pakistan Army, and he is a four-star Army General. His strategic mindset as a military general has played a great role of developing good relations in the neighboring countries of Pakistan. He’s considered to be the most powerful military general today.

These are the top 10 powerful military generals in the world. Their extreme contribution in the military forces of their countries really made them powerful.

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