Hu Jintao
Hu Jintao
Guo Boxiong
Cao Gangchuan
Xu Caihou
Liang Guanglie
Li Jinai
Liao Xilong
Chen Bingde
Qiao Qingchen
Zhang Dingfa
Jing Zhiyuan

The Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China is the highest state military organ with the responsibility of commanding the entire armed forces in the country. Led by a chairman and consisting of vice chairmen and members, the Commission is elected for a term of five years and can stand for reelection.

The chairman of the Central Military Commission is elected by the NPC, and the selection of other members are decided by the NPC and its Standing Committee on the basis of the nomination by the chairman. The State Central Military Commission follows the system of chairman responsibility in work, while the chairman is responsible to the NPC and has the right to make final decisions on affairs within its functions and powers.

Organizations of the Central Military Commission (CMC)
The Components of the Armed Forces
 Updated: Oct. 25, 2005