Compiled from the following sources:

Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2003-2005

Zhongguo Gongchandang Lijie Zhongyang Weiyuan Dacidian, 1921-2003
Beijing: Zhonggong dangshi chubanshe 2004

XINHUA Online (China View)


China Military


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 6/4/2013
Career Data Updated: 6/4/2013

PHOTO: Ma Xiaotian
Ma Xiaotian 马晓天
Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee; Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission; Commander-in-Chief, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
Born: 1949

Biography

Ma Xiaotian, male, Han nationality, is a native of Gongyi City, Henan province. He was born in 1949, joined the CPC in 1969, joined the Chinese PLA in 1965, and graduated from the 12th Aviation School with the academic credentials of junior college. He is an air marshal and was made deputy chief of staff of the air force in 1997. Ma was a member of the 16th and 17th CPC Central Committees.

From 2007 to 2012, he was Deputy Chief of the PLA General Staff. From 1995 to 2000, he was Major General, PLA. From 2000 to 2009, he was Lieutenant General, PLA. He was promoted to General in 2009. Since October 2012, he is Commander-in-Chief of Air Force of PLA.

In 2012 he became member of the 18th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 18th CPC Central Military Commission.

Career Data

2012— Commander-in-Chief, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee, Central Military Commission
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2009— General, PLA
2007—2012 Deputy Chief, PLA, Headquarters of the General Staff
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2003—2007 President, University of National Defense
2003—2007 Deputy Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2001—2003 Commander, PLA, Regions, Nanjing Military Region, Air Force Jiangsu Province, Nanjing City
2001—2003 Member, PLA, Regions, Nanjing Military Region CPC, Party Committee, Standing Committee Jiangsu Province, Nanjing City
2001—2003 Deputy Secretary, PLA, Regions, Nanjing Military Region CPC, Party Committee Jiangsu Province, Nanjing City
2001—2003 Deputy Commander, PLA, Regions, Nanjing Military Region Jiangsu Province, Nanjing City
2000—2009 Lieutenant General, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
1999—2001 Commander, PLA, Regions, Lanzhou Military Region, Air Force Gansu Province, Lanzhou City
1999—2001 Member, PLA, Regions, Lanzhou Military Region CPC, Party Committee, Standing Committee Gansu Province, Lanzhou City
1999—2001 Deputy Secretary, PLA, Regions, Lanzhou Military Region CPC, Party Committee Gansu Province, Lanzhou City
1999—2001 Deputy Commander, PLA, Regions, Lanzhou Military Region Gansu Province, Lanzhou City
1998—1999 Chief of Staff, PLA, Regions, Guangzhou Military Region, Air Force Guangdong Province, Guangzhou City
1997—1999 Deputy Chief-of-Staff, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
1995—2000 Major General, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
1993—1994 Student, University of National Defense
1983—1993 Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force, Airman Division
1983—1993 Deputy Commander, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force, Airman Division
1972—1983 Pilot, PLA, Services and Arms, Air Force
1970—1972 Student, Air Force Aviation School
1969 Joined, CPC
1968—1970 Teacher, Air Force Aviation School
1965 Joined, PLA


Recent Travel & Appearances

14 Sep 17 Two senior PLA officers get new appointments
07 Mar 17 PLA generals resolved to build strong armed forces
11 Jan 16 China's new Central Military Commission organ established
01 Jan 16 China establishes Rocket Force and Strategic Support Force
21 Jul 14 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Meneses (Bolivian Air Force commander)
Ma Xiaotian meets with Bolivian counterpart
29 May 14 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Oleg Dvigalev (Commander of the Belarusian Air Force and Air Defense Force)
Ma Xiaotian meets with Belarusian counterpart #China #Belarus
28 May 14 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Nikolai Ignatov (Chief of Staff of the Russian Airborne Force)
Ma Xiaotian meets with Russian guests #China #Russia
11 Apr 14 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Denis Mercier (Chief of Staff of the French Air Force)
Ma Xiaotian meets with French Air Force chief of staff #China #France
15 Jan 14 Travelled to Gansu Province, Lanzhou City
Fan Changlong investigates in Lanzhou Theater #China
17 Oct 13 CMC leaders participate in thematic meetings of democratic life in PLA major units #China

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