Chief of The Military Staff of The President of The Republic - President's Chief of Staff

President's Chief of Staff

The 'chef d’état-major particulier' (CEMP) was the main military collaborator to the chief of staff, who headed the military overall, acting as an interface with him and playing a vital role in putting into practice nuclear deterrence. The last three CEMPs have gone on to be chef d’état-major des armées.

  • général Henri Grout de Beaufort : January 1959 - 1960
  • général Louis Dodelier : 1961 - 1963
  • général de division André Lalande : 1967 - 1969
  • général Jean Deguil : 1969 - 1971
  • général d'armée Michel Thénoz : 1972 - 1974
  • général d'armée Guy Méry : June 1974 - July 1975
  • général d'armée Claude Vanbremeersch : July 1975 - 1979
  • général Bertrand de Montaüdouin : 1979 - 1981
  • général d'armée aérienne Jean-Michel Saulnier : 1981 - 1985
  • général Gilbert Forray : 1985 - July 1987
  • général Jean Fleury : 31 July 1987 - April 1989
  • amiral Jacques Lanxade : April 1989 - 23 April 1991
  • général de division Christian Quesnot : 24 April 1991 - 7 September 1995
  • vice-amiral Jean-Luc Delaunay : 8 September 1995 - 29 April 1999
  • général de division Henri Bentégeat : 30 April 1999 - 24 October 2002
  • général d'armée Jean-Louis Georgelin : 25 October 2002 - 3 October 2006
  • vice-amiral d'escadre Édouard Guillaud : 4 October 2006 - 24 February 2010
  • général de corps d'armée Benoît Puga : Since 5 March 2010

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