Oleg SalyukovCommander-in-Chief of the Land Forces, Colonel General
Born on May 21, 1955 in Saratov.
In 1977 he graduated from the Ulyanovsk Guards Higher Tank Command School with gold medal, in 1985 – from the Military Academy of Armored Forces with high honors, in 1996 – the Military Academy of the Chief Headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
During his service from 1977 to 1982 he occupied the following positions: platoon officer, company officer, chief of the staff and battalion commander in the Kiev Military District.
From 1985 to 1994 – deputy commander of a training tank regiment, commander of a training tank regiment, deputy commander of a Guards tank division in the Moscow Military District.
From 1997 to 1994 – division commander, chief of the staff and army commander, deputy commander-in-chief of the Far-East Military District.
From 2005 to 2008 – chief of the staff – first deputy commander-in-chief of the Far-East Military District.
From 2008 to 2010 - commander-in-chief of the Far-East Military District.
From 2010 to 2014 – deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
Appointed the Commander-in-Chief of the Army by the Decree of the President of Russia in May, 2014.
Participated in military operations.
Decorated with orders and 9 medals. In 2003 was awarded a diploma and Honorary Laude of the High Council of the Forum “Public Recognition”.
Has a wife and a son.