political commissar

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an official of the Communist Party who was assigned to teach party principles to a military unit


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Chiwenga, other high-ranking military officers have also been asked to take off their uniforms (again, "retired" is the official designation) and appointed as ministers and political commissars.
The fictional story of the 28, however, overshadowed other, actual feats: that of the 17 soldiers led by Lieutenant Ugriumov and Political Commissar Georgiev who stopped the German tanks at the village of Mykanino, or the 11 engineers who accomplished an analogous feat outside Strokovo.
Continued army dominance appears to be the result of more than just the numbers of available personnel, however, as all the commanders and four of the five political commissars of the ostensibly joint theater commands are PLAA officers.
They include PLAN commander Wu Shengli as well as PLAN Standing Committee members deputy commander Vice Admiral Du Jingchen and deputy political commissar Vice Admiral Wang Dengping.
Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper quoted Rear Admiral Ngo Van Phat, political commissar of the Fifth Naval Region as saying that "they detected the ill-fated airplane some 153 nautical miles (300 kilometers) from Tho Chu Island.
At the center of this process was Tom Donilon, the national security adviser, disliked by Gates as a political commissar but effective at maintaining order among a team whose members, as Gates makes clear, were often seething.
Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev, Soviet General-Secretary of Central Committee (1966-82), Red Army political commissar
If the military leadership on both sides from the top to the ground formations can maintain both trust and mutual respect, and confidence, then it is easy to maintain peace and tranquillity at the border areas," Antony told Political Commissar of National Defence University General Liu Yazhou.
Liu Xiaojiang, political commissar of the PLAN, Ding Yiping and Liu Yi, deputycommanders of the PLAN, Wang Sentai, deputy political commissar of the PLAN, DuJingchen, chief of staff of the PLAN, Miao Wei, minister of the MIIT, and Ma Xingrui,deputy minister of the MIIT and director of the SASTIND, were present at the signingceremony.
Xi's father, Xi Zhongxun, had served as a political commissar of the Guangzhou military district in the 1970s.
After completing his training, he graduated to 2nd Lieutenant and was deployed in Eastern Equatoria-Kapoeta as Political Commissar and Security Officer up to 1998.
As Roberts notes, the idea that a field marshal should consult a lowly political commissar is absurd, but as Zhukov noted, "the wise will understand.
Tian Xiusi was named air force political commissar, while Zhu Fuxi is the new commissar of the Chengdu Military Region, which includes much of southwestern China and Tibet, CCTV said.
Senior Colonel Cai Xihong was appointed garrison commander and Senior Colonel Liao Chaoyi was appointed political commissar, ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said.
Analysts said Ri s fall from power was inevitable after Choe Ryong-Hae, a civilian party official, became the military s top political commissar -- Director of the General Political Bureau.