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President approves promotion of 26 senior military officers

2018/12/24 15:15:18

Ku Li-tu (辜麗都) / Photo courtesy of Political Warfare Education and Training Center Facebook (

Taipei, Dec. 24 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has approved the promotion of 26 senior military officers, including a woman who will become the country's third serving female general, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Monday.

Eight officers will be promoted to the rank of two-star general or lieutenant-general, while 18 will be moved up to one-star general, major-general or vice admiral, the MND said in a statement.

Among the 18 officers in the second group is Ku Li-tu (辜麗都), head of the Matsu Defense Command's Political Warfare section, who will be promoted to major general, becoming Taiwan's third incumbent female general and the first woman to gain that rank since Tsai assumed office in May 2016.

The other two women are Maj. Gen. Chen Yu-lin (陳育琳) of the Sixth Army Corps and Maj. Gen. Chang Te-lan (張德蘭) of the National Security Bureau (NSB).

Tsai will attend the promotion ceremony for all 26 officers Tuesday in Taipei, after which the promotions will take effect in January 2019, the MND said.

(By Joseph Yeh)