Accession Number : AD1020043

Title :   Is the Chinese Army the Real Winner in PLA Reforms

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : National Defense University Washington United States

Personal Author(s) : Saunders,Phillip C ; Chen,John

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Report Date : 01 Oct 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Ground force officers run Chinas military, the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA). About 70 percent of PLA soldiers serve in the PLA Army(PLAA), and ground officers occupy almost all senior positions on the Central Military Commission (CMC) and in Chinas new theater commands. The PLAs history, traditions, and organizational culture are all built upon the PLAA role in bringing the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to power. Until the establishment of a separate army headquarters in January 2016,the PLAs major organizations (the general departments) existed primarily to serve the needs of the army.1 Pictures of the CMC staff or of visiting Chinese National Defense University delegations show only a smattering of navy white and air force blue uniforms in a sea of army green.

Descriptors :   china , humanitarian assistance , military forces (foreign) , military education , military organizations , military strategy , education , unmanned aerial vehicles , national security , command and control , electronic warfare , students , military training , government (foreign)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE