General Departments and Agencies

General Department of Logistics

The General Department of Logistics is the leading organ for logistics in the VPA, and functioned as an advisory agency on relevant matters concerned. At the same time it directs and organizes such logistical activities as material supplies, daily necessity support, medical care, and transportation for the army.

The first General Director was Mr. Tran Dang Ninh

It has the General Director and Vice General Directors, Political Commissar, Deputy Political Commissar. Its current organization includes the Office of the General Department of Logistics, the Staff Office, Political Department, Department of Logistics, specialized departments in charge of military ordnance, military medicine, stationing facilities, fuel, transportation and other subordinate agencies, bases, and units.

Traditional day: 11/7/1950

General Department of Technology

The General Department of Technology is the leading organ for technology in the VPA, functioning as a staff agency on the matters concerned and ensures the technological and technical support for the VPA. It has functional departments in charge of technological and technical support for military regions, army corps, services and arms.

It consists of the General Director and Vice General Directors, Political Commissar, Deputy Political Commissar. It also has agencies, units, specialized educational institutions, maintenance depots and enterprises, and other subordinate units.

Traditional day: 10/9/1974

General Department of Defence Industry

The General Department of Defence Industry is in charge of manufacturing military weapons and equipment for the army and the Militia and Self-Defence Force.

It consists of the General Director and Vice General Directors, Political Commissar, Deputy Political Commissar. It has functional departments, weapon and military equipment manufacturing factories, vocational schools, and subordinate units.

Traditional day: 15/9/1945

General Department of Defence Intelligence

The General Department of Defence Intelligence is a specialized strategic intelligence body for the Party and State of Vietnam, the specialized military intelligence organ for CMPC and the Ministry of National Defence. The General Department of Defence Intelligence directly carries out intelligence activities at the strategic level. At the same time, it is the advisory organ for the Minister of National Defence and the General Chief of Staff to consult on the force organization and intelligence operations. It is the lead department directly responsible for instructing and guiding the army’s military intelligence and reconnaissance network in terms of professional intelligence.

Traditional day: 25/10/1945

Foreign Relations Department

The Foreign Relations Department, under the Ministry of National Defence, is the State management organ on the VPA’s defence external relations, functioning as the advisory organ for the CMPC and the Minister of National Defence to consult on the guidelines, directions and measures to military external relations, instructing and managing defence external relations activities, and planning and organizing those activities in assigned domains. The Department of External Affairs represents the Ministry of National Defence in relations with foreign defence attachés, diplomatic representatives, international and regional organizations in Vietnam.

Traditional day: 28/5/1964

Glorious traditions:

“LOYALTY, SHREWDNESS, SOLIDARITY, ACTIVENESS, CREATIVENESS,”

Noble awards:

- Military Exploit Order (second class, 1984)

- 03 Victory Orders (first, second, and third-class)

Department of Rescue and Relief

The Department of Rescue and Relief, under the Ministry of National Defence, functions as the standing body of the National Committee for Search and Rescue, and is responsible for coordinating both military and non-military forces in search and rescue operations, and disaster relief.

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