|Fan Changlong is elected as member of the Political Bureau of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Nov. 15, 2012. (Xinhua)|
BEIJING, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- The following is the biographical sketch of Fan Changlong:
Fan Changlong, born in May 1947, is a male ethnic Han from Dandong, Liaoning Province. He entered the workforce in October 1968 and joined the PLA in January 1969 and the CPC in September of the same year. He received a university education at the Central Party School.
He is currently a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and a vice chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission and holds the rank of a general.
1968-1969 Educated youth, Gushan Commune, Donggou County, Liaoning Province
1969-1971 Soldier and squad leader, 3rd Company, 122nd Artillery Battalion, Artillery Regiment, 16th Army, Ground Force
1971-1972 Platoon leader in charge, 3rd Company, 122nd Artillery Battalion, Artillery Regiment, 16th Army, Ground Force
1972-1973 Administrative secretary on probation, Publicity Division, Political Department, Artillery Regiment, 16th Army, Ground Force
1973-1973 Administrative secretary, Organization Division, Political Department, Artillery Regiment, 16th Army, Ground Force
1973-1976 Political commissar, 1st Company, 152nd Artillery Battalion, Artillery Regiment, 16th Army, Ground Force (02/1975-12/1975: studied at the Xuanhua Artillery Academy)
1976-1976 Deputy commander, Artillery Regiment, 16th Army, Ground Force
1976-1979 Deputy commander of Artillery Regiment and concurrently acting commander of its 1st Battalion, 16th Army, Ground Force
1979-1982 Deputy commander and concurrently chief of staff, Artillery Regiment, 16th Army, Ground Force (1980-1982: received a junior college education at the PLA Military Academy)
1982-1985 Commander, Artillery Regiment, 16th Army, Ground Force
1985-1990 Chief of staff, 48th Division, 16th Group Army, Ground Force
1990-1993 Commander, 46th Division, 16th Group Army, Ground Force
1993-1995 Chief of staff, 16th Group Army, Ground Force (1992-1994: studied economic management at Correspondence Class for Leading Cadres, Central Party School)
1995-2000 Commander, 16th Group Army, Ground Force
2000-2003 Chief of staff, Shenyang Military Area Command
2003-2004 Assistant to the PLA chief of the general staff
2004-2012 Commander, Jinan Military Area Command
2012- Member, Political Bureau, CPC Central Committee; vice chairman, CPC Central Military Commission
Alternate member, Sixteenth CPC Central Committee; member, Seventeenth and Eighteenth CPC Central Committees; member, Political Bureau, Eighteenth CPC Central Committee; appointed as vice chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission at the Seventh Plenary Session of the Seventeenth CPC Central Committee and at the First Plenary Session of the Eighteenth CPC Central Committee.
Ma Kai Wang Huning Liu Yandong Liu Qibao Xu Qiliang Sun Chunlan Sun Zhengcai Li Jianguo Li Yuanchao Wang Yang Zhang Chunxian Fan Changlong Meng Jianzhu Zhao Leji Hu Chunhua Li Zhanshu Guo Jinlong Han Zheng Du Qinglin Zhao Hongzhu Yang Jing