He Weidong, male, Han ethnicity, was born in May 1957 and is from Dongtai, Jiangsu Province. He joined the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in December 1972 and the Communist Party of China (CPC) in November 1978. He received an undergraduate education at the Central Party School.
He is currently a member of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau, Vice Chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission, and Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China. He holds the rank of general in the PLA Army.