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Chom Phon Ruea
( th, จอมพลเรือ, lit=Boat marshal) or Admiral of the Fleet is the most senior naval officer rank of the Royal Thai Navy. Today it is only ceremonially held by members of the Thai Royal family. The Royal Thai Army equivalent is known as just ''Chom Phon'' and ''Chom Phon Akat'' for the Royal Thai Air Force. The King of Thailand as Head of the Royal Thai Armed Forces is automatically made a Chom Phon upon accession. The rank was formally created in 1888, together with all Military ranks of the Thai armed forces, other ranks of the military by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), who wanted to modernize his Royal Thai Armed Forces, Armed Forces through western lines. Supreme Head of the Navy List of admirals of the fleet Rank flags File:Flag Siamese Admiral of the Fleet (1910-1936).svg, Rank flag of a Siamese Admiral of the Fleet(1910-1936) File:Flag Siamese Admiral of the Fleet (1936-1956).svg, Rank flag of a Siamese Admiral of the Fleet(1936-1956) File:Flag Thai Ad ...
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Head Of The Royal Thai Armed Forces
The Highest Commander of the Royal Thai Armed Forces ( th, จอมทัพไทย; ) is a position vested in the Monarchy of Thailand, Thai monarch, who as Monarch, sovereign and head of state is the commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Armed Forces. The position is only nominal. The armed forces are actually managed by the Ministry of Defence (Thailand), Ministry of Defence, headed by the List of Defence Ministers of Thailand, Minister of Defence (a member of the cabinet) and commanded by the Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters, which in turn is headed by the List of Commanders of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters, Chief of the Defence Forces. History Ever since the foundation of the first Thai state, the king has always led his armies into battle. The role of the king as chief warrior was derived from Hindu concepts of ''kshatriya'', and later much influenced by the ideal of a ''chakravartin'' as defender of the realm. This martial responsibility has by tradition be ...
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