Tong Shiping , male, Han nationality, is a native of Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province. He was born in 1948, joined the CPC in 1968 and entered the work force in 1968. He graduated from the PLA University of National Defense. In 2004, he was promoted to vice-admiral. He was promoted as Admiral on July 19, 2010. He was Political Commissar and Secretary of CPC Party Committee of PLA University of National Defense from 2007 to 2009. Since December 2009, he serves as Deputy Director of the PLA General Political Department and Secretary of PRC Central Military Commission for Discipline Inspection. He is also a member of 17th CPC Central Committee.