General Tran Thien Khiem

Full Name: Tran Thien Khiem

Date and Place of Birth: December 15, 1925, Saigon, South Vietnam

Education:Graduate, Dalat National Military Academy July 12, 1947

Present position: Prime Minister, The Republic of Vietnam since 1969

Former position:

- Promoted Captain, 1951
- Promoted Major, 1954
- Chief, G1/JGS, 3/1955
- Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, 3/1957
- Acting Chief of Staff, RVNAF, 10/1957
- Commander, 4th Field Division, 1/1958
- Commander, 5th Military Region, 9/1960
- Commander, 21st Division, 1/1961
- Chief of Joint Staff, RVNAF, 12/1962
- Promoted Major-General, 1963
- Minister of Devense, concurrently Commander in Chief of RVNAF in the Nguyen Khanh government, 1/1964
- Promoted General, August 11, 1964
- Ambassador of the RVN to the United States, 10/1964
- Ambassador of the RVN to Nationalist China, 11/1965
- Minister of Interior in the Tran Van Huong Cabinet, 5/1968
- Deputy Prime Minister for Pacification-Reconstruction, concurrently Minister of Interior in the Tran Van Huong (reinforced) Cabinet, March 12, 1969

Decorations, awards:

- National Orders of Vietnam, from Fifth to Second Class
- Gallantry Crosses with Silver Star (4)
- Gallantry Crosses with Palm (7)
- Vietnam Campaign Medals (3) 1949, 1954, 1960
- Staff Service Honor Medal, First Class
- Army Distinguished Service Order, First Class
- Air Force Distinguished Service Order, First Class and Air Gallantry Medal, Golden Wing
- Armed Forces Honor Medal, First Class
- Good Conduct Medal, Second Class
- Armed Forces Service Medal, Second Class
- Chuong My Medal, First Class
- Civic Actions Honor Medal, First Class
- Hazardous Service Medal

Present address:

Prime Minister's Office
7 Thong Nhat
Saigon 1

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