Chief of the General Staff (Kuwait)
The General Staff H.Q. of the Kuwait Army (Arabic: رئاسة الأركان العامة للجيش الكويتي) redesignated in 1953 following formation in 1949, is a management department of the Kuwaiti Armed Forces, the national military of the State of Kuwait. The Chief of the General Staff (Arabic: رئيس هيئة الأركان العامة) is the senior combat military officer governing doctrines of the Kuwait Army, the Kuwait Air Force and the Kuwait Naval Force, but excludes the Kuwait National Guard, the Kuwait Police and Kuwait Fire Service Directorate. He is appointed by the Kuwait Defense Minister, a deputy prime minister, who is appointed by the Prime Minister of Kuwait; the latter appointed by the Emir of Kuwait, the Commander-in-chief of the Military of Kuwait.
On 1 July 1961, when the ministry was not of birth yet during Operation Vantage; the Kuwait Army was the de facto command leadership of the available armed forces since establishment and acted as official minister advising the Emir of Kuwait on course of action. The Kuwait Army redesignated in 1953 was founded thirteen years before the enacting of the respective Kuwait ministry, mainly by Field Marshal Sheikh Abdullah Mubarak Al-Sabah in 1949.
|Sheikh Abdullah Mubarak Al-Sabah||Field Marshal||1949–1961||General Commander of Kuwait Army and the Directorate of Public Security Force (1942–1961) until the two split in 1953.|
Founder and patron of Kuwait Army and Kuwait Air Force.
List of Chiefs of the General Staff (1963–present)
|No.||Chief of the General Staff||Took office||Left office||Time in office|
Sheikh Mubarak Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
|March 1963||1980||16–17 years|
Abdullah Faraj Al-Ghanim
Mezyad Abdel Rahman Al-Saneh
Sheikh Jaber Khaled Jaber Al-Sabah
Ali Mohammed Al-Moumen
|1993||2 January 2003||9–10 years|
Fahed Ahmad Al-Amir
|2 January 2003||2009||5–6 years|
Sheikh Ahmad Al-Khalid Al-Sabah
|2009||4 March 2012||2–3 years|
Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah
|4 March 2012||4 August 2013||1 year, 153 days|
Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al-Othman
|4 August 2013||14 April 2014||253 days|
Mohammed Khaled Al-Khadher
|14 April 2014||Incumbent||5 years, 236 days|
List of Deputy Chiefs of the General Staff of Kuwait Armed Forces (1965–present)
|Sheikh Saleh Mohammed Al-Sabah||Lieutenant General||1965–1980|| Assistant deputy commander of Kuwait Army and Kuwait Air Force (1954–1965).|
Most senior serving combat deputy and officer in the history of Kuwait Armed Forces.
1st Deputy Chief of the General Staff in rank of Brigadier General in 1965.
Chief of the General Staff of Kuwait Armed Forces
The joint offices of the assistants chief of general staff are tasked with delegating combat responsibility for logistics supply command, joint military operations, manpower and others.
The joint assistants chief of the general staff combat commanders are the chief combat commanders of the Kuwait Land Force, the Kuwait Air Force, and the Kuwait Naval Force.
Assistant Chief Commander of Kuwait Land Force
The assistant chief combat commander of the Kuwait Army commands at his disposition the senior land combat officers and warrant officer commanders of the following infantry, mechanized infantry, artillery, commando, and tank brigades:
- Kuwait 6th Liberation Mechanized Brigade
- Kuwait 15th Mubarak Armored Brigade
- Kuwait 26th Al-Soor Mechanized Brigade
- Kuwait 35th Shahid Armored Brigade
- Kuwait 94th Saleh Al-Mohammed Mechanized Brigade
Assistant Chief Commander of Kuwait Air Force
The assistant chief combat commander of the Kuwait Air Force commands at his disposition the senior air combat officers and warrant officer commanders of the following air bases and their combat operational assets: