Cover: Key Personnel and Organizations of the Soviet Military High Command

Key Personnel and Organizations of the Soviet Military High Command

Published 1987

by Edward L. Warner, Josephine J. Bonan, Erma F. Packman


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This Note describes the organizational arrangements, including the wartime chain of command, and policymaking relationships for the direction of defense policy at the highest levels of the Soviet system. It also provides a history of the occupants of senior command positions in the Ministry of Defense over the past 10 to 20 years. This information is displayed in various forms, and the military commands that have served as stepping-stones to higher responsibility in the Soviet high command are identified. The Note provides information on organizational and personnel changes through February 1987.

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