Tran Thien Khiem


Tran Thien Khiem

Trần Thiện Khiêm (born 1925) was a prominent ARVN general during the Vietnam War. He later became the Prime Minister under President Nguyen Van Thieu, resigning only in the last month before the Fall of Saigon and the end of the war.

Career highlights

*1946 to 1947 – Aspirant (i.e. Warrant Officer), NCO School of Vien Dong (Dap Da)
*July 1948 – 1st Lieutenant, South Vietnam Militia Guards
*July 1954 – Captain then Major, Deputy Chief of General Staff/Logistics, JGT
*August 1957 – Colonel, Chief of Joint General Staff
*1957 to 1958 – Attended High Command and General Staff in USA
*1958 to February 1960 – 4th Field Division Commander
*February 1960 to December 1962 – Commanding General, 21st Infantry Division
*December 1962 to November 1963 – Inter-Arms Chief of General of Staff
*December 1962 Promoted to – Major General
*November 1963 Promoted to – Lieutenant General
*December 1963 to January 1964 – III Corps Commander
*January 1964 to September 1964 – Defense Minister/Chairman of Joint General Staff
*July 1964 – Promoted to General
*October 1964 to October 1965 – Ambassador to the United States
*October 1965 to May 1968 – Ambassador to Taiwan
*May 1968 to 1969 – Interior Minister
*1969 to September 1969 – Deputy Prime Minister
*September 1969 to April 1975 – Prime Minister/Defense Minister

External links

* [http://www.generalhieu.com/danhtuong-2.htm ARVN Generals' Name List]


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