RF President Vladimir Putin signed out his Russia Day promotion list on June 11. The MOD got 11 two-star and 14 one-star promotions. Putin’s alternative army — the National Guard — did almost as well receiving one three-star, five two-star, and 11 one-star promotions. Find the list here.
Putin’s list this time was interesting because four generals were picked up for two-star after waiting seven or eight years for it. They include:
- Chief of Staff, First Deputy Commander, Aerospace Forces (VKS);
- Commander, 33rd Missile Army, RVSN;
- Commander, 20th CAA;
- Commander, 36th CAA.
Putin, and Defense Minister Shoygu perhaps, really seem to like the NTsUO and the GSA’s Military Strategy Faculty at this time for some reason.
Other two-stars include the Chief of MOD’s GU MVS, a deputy chief of NTsUO (who picks up his second star in four years), the Chief of the Military Strategy Faculty at GSA, the chief of comms and deputy chief of staff for comms in the Eastern MD (strange choice for general-lieutenant), and the Chief of Staff, First Deputy Commander of the Pacific Fleet (VADM Rekish).
New one-stars commanding significant formations include:
- 90th Tank Division, Central MD;
- 76th Air-Assault Division, VDV;
- Commander, 2nd MRD, Western MD;
- Commander, 31st Submarine Division (SSBNs), Northern Fleet.
Staff officers getting their first stars include the chief of missile troops and artillery and chief of armor service (Central MD); a professor, Military Strategy Faculty (GSA); chief of personnel directorate (VKS); chief of NTsUO’s flight coordination center and chief of NTsUO’s territorial affiliate in the Black Sea Fleet.
Six promotees couldn’t be identified in a post. Two are new two-stars. We have to assume they only reach general-lieutenant without public mention if they serve in the GRU, SSO, et al.
Short and long promotion list files will be available in the next day or two.