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Lieutenant General Thanongsak Tannarat

Lieutenant General Thanongsak Tannarat

Commanding General of the Counter Terrorist Operations Center, Thailand

Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy (Thailand) 
Bachelor of Science 
Ramkhamhaeng University (Thailand) 
Master of Arts, International Relations & Political Science 
National Defense College (Thailand) 
Graduate Diploma, Strategies & International Relations 

Command & General Staff College, Class #78, 1999, Staff College, Bangkok 
Advanced Infantry Course, Class #68, 1996, Infantry School, Prachuabkirikhan Military Freefall Parachutist Course, Class #20, 1993, Lopburi 
Basic Infantry Course, Class #90, 1992, Infantry School, Prachuabkirikhan 
Special Forces Course, Class #8, 1992, Special Warfare School, Lopburi 
Clandestine Operations Course, Army Intelligence, 1994, Bangkok 
Ranger Course, Class #101, 1990, Special Warfare School, Lopburi 
Airborne Course, Class #186, 1989, Special Warfare School, Lopburi 

Reconnaissance Course, 1998, Infantry Center, Singleton, Australia 
Special Forces Qualification Course, 1996, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA 
Military Freefall Parachutist Course, 1996, Fort Bragg, North Carolina & Yuma, Arizona, USA 

Commanding General, Counter Terrorist Operations Center, 2023-present 
Deputy Commanding General, Counter Terrorist Operations Center, 2022-2023 Chief of Staff, Counter Terrorist Operations Center, 2019-2022 
Deputy Chief of Staff, Counter Terrorist Operations Center, 2016-2019 
Director of Plans & Projects Division, Counter Terrorist Operations Center, 2012-2016 Deputy Special Forces Regiment Commander, 3rd Special Forces Regiment, 2010-2012 Special Forces Regiment Chief of Staff, 3rd Special Forces Regiment, 2009-2010 Chief of Special Warfare Section, 1st Special Forces Division, 2007-2009 
Special Forces Battalion Commander, 5th Special Forces Regiment, 2005-2007 
Special Forces Regiment Operations Officer, 3rd Special Forces Regiment, 2000-2005 Special Forces Battalion Operations Officer, 3rd Special Forces Regiment 
Special Forces Company Commander, 3rd Special Forces Regiment, 1999-2000 Special Forces Detachment Commander, 3rd Special Forces Regiment 

Special Operations, Thai - Cambodia border, 1994-1995 
United Nations Military Observer, Military Operations & Disarmament Program, Sierra Leone (2002) Chief of Operations, Task Force 546, Hmong Refugee Resettlement Program, Wat Thamkrabok, Saraburi, Thailand, 2003-2005 
Coordinate with UNHCR, IRC, IOM, U.S. CDC, U.S. Embassy, Australian Embassy, and local government 
Successfully relocated nearly 16,000 refugees to third countries 
Special Operations, Thai - Myanmar Border, 2006-2007 
Special Operations, Southernmost provinces, 2008-2012 
SOCCE 953 CDR (Troops) 
SOCCE 952 DCDR (Intelligence)


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