BEIJING, December 6 (ChinaMil) -- At least 90 percent of the commanders of regiments and above in the 16th Combined Corps of the Army of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have experiences in battles, peacekeeping and large-scale actual-troop exercises, Ren Guolai, director of the Political Department of the 16th Combined Corps, recently told the reporters.
Xiang Shifeng, a former commander of a regiment of the 16th Combined Corps, worked out 26 basic tactics for operations in mountains, jungles and winter during his term of office, led his troops to complete major exercise and drill tasks in successive years, and won the second-class merit twice and the third-class merit 7 times.
On this account, the combined corps promoted him to the position of chief of staff of a division in early 2013. The combined corps had a new vacant post of commander of a special operation brigade not long ago, and again Xiang Shifeng was recommended as the brigade commander.
The combined corps will follow up all the way and record the performances of the cadres at various levels in operational commanding and other aspects every time when major missions such as overseas peacekeeping missions, actual-troop drills and field training were carried out, and will first promote and appoint those outstanding cadres who have experiences in participating in operations, peacekeeping missions and major military missions above the combined corps level, and functioning in an acting capacity across services and arms.