Prayut Chan-o-chaประยุทธ์ จันทร์โอชาMPCh MWM TChW RMK
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29th Prime Minister of Thailand
Assumed office 22 May 2014Acting: 22 May 2014 – 24 August 2014
Monarch Bhumibol AdulyadejVajiralongkorn
Preceded by Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan (Acting)
Head of the National Council for Peace and Order
Assumed office 22 May 2014
Monarch Bhumibol AdulyadejVajiralongkorn
Preceded by Position established
Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Army
In office 1 October 2010 – 30 September 2014
Preceded by Anupong Paochinda
Succeeded by Udomdej Sitabutr
Personal details
Born (1954-03-21) 21 March 1954 (age 63)Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Naraporn Chan-o-cha
Children 2
Alma mater National Defence CollegeChulachomklao Royal Military Academy
Religion Theravada Buddhism
Signature
Military service
Allegiance  Thailand
Service/branch Royal Thai Army
Years of service 1972–2014
Rank Thai army O9.png General
Commands Commander-in-Chief

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