Major General Nguyen Van Chuan

Full Name: Nguyen Van Chuan

Date and Place of Birth: March 1, 1923, Hue, Central Vietnam

Family status: Married, three children


- Baccalaureate, Quoc Hoc School, Hue

- Graduate, National Military Academy, Dalat, 1st Class, 1948-1949

- Graduate, Infantry School Coetquidan, France, 1949-1950

- Graduate, Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, 1957

- Graduate, Joint and Combined Planning School, Pacific Command, Okinawa, 1958

Present position: Senator, Republic of Vietnam, elected September 3, 1967 (Troi Viet ticket)

Former positions:

- Commandant, Da Lat Military Academy, 1953-1955

- Commander, 14th Division, 1955-1956

- Commander, 1st Infantry Division, 1958-1959

- Commander, 5th Infantry Division, 1959-1962

- Commandant, Thu Duc Reserve Officers School, 1962

- Commander, 25th Infantry Division, 1962-1963

- Director, Psychological Warfare Directorate, Ministry of Defense, 1963-1964

- Commander, 1st Infantry Division, 1964-1966

- Commander, I Corps and Ist Tactical Area, concurrently Government Delegate for the Northern provinces of the Central Viet Nam, 1966

- Director of Military Training, 1966

Decorations, awards:

- Commander of the National Order of Vietnam

- Army Distinguished Service Order, 1st Class

- Navy Distinguished Service Order, 2nd Class

- 6 Gallantry Crosses with Palms

- Gallantry Cross with Golden Star

- Gallantry Cross with Silver Star

- Gallantry Cross with Brass Star

- Hazardous Service Medal

- Leadership Medal

- Staff Service Honor Medal, 1st Class

- Training Service Honor Medal, 1st Class

- Civil Actions Honor Medal

- Vietnam Campaign Medal, (1948-1954 and 1960...)

- Chuong My (Merit) Medal, 1st Class

- 4 Foreign Medals

Who's Who In Vietnam
Vietnam Press, Saigon 1967

Courtesy of Adam Sadowski

ARVN Generals