General Staffs (Japanese Army)

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General Staffs 参謀本部 Sanbo Honbu

Assignment

Chiefs of Bureaus

Administration Bureau

総務部 Somu Bu

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5 May 1902 Maj General Iguchi Shogo 2nd class, Cadet Chief, Mil Sec, MA Bu, Ministry of Army Staff, Manchuria Army
20 Jun 1904
20 Dec 1905 Maj General Iguchi Shogo 2nd class, Cadet Staff, Manchuria Army Cdt, Military College
6 Feb 1906
24 Apr 1912 Maj General Yamanashi Hanzo 8th class, Cadet Cdr, 1st Inf Brigade Chief of Staff, 18th Division
16 Aug 1914
21 Jan 1916 Maj General Ono Minobu 10th class, Cadet Chief, 1st Bu, General Staffs Cdr, 10th Division
18 Aug 1916 Maj General Kikuchi Shinnosuke 11th class, Cadet Dir, Pers Bu, Ministry of Army Dir, Office of Inspectorate General 6 Aug 1917 Lt General
10 Oct 1918
1 Nov 1918 Maj General Ugaki Kazushige 1st class, MA Chief, 1st Bu, General Staffs Cdt, Military College
1 Apr 1919
3 Jun 1921 Maj General Kishimoto Shikataro 5th class, MA Chief, 3rd Bu, General Staffs Cdr, 5th Division
6 Aug 1923 Maj General Abe Nobuyuki 9th class, MA Deputy Cdt, Military College Dir, MA Bu, Ministry of Army
28 Jul 1926
22 Dec 1930 Maj General Furusho Motoo 14th class, MA Dir, Pers Bu, Ministry of Army Att, General Staffs
1 Aug 1931 Maj General Umezu Yoshijiro 15th class, MA Cdr, 1st Inf Brigade Att, General Staffs
1 Aug 1933
1 Aug 1934 Maj General Yamada Otozo 14th class, MA Chief, 3rd Bu, General Staffs Cdt, Military Academy 8 Aug 1934 Lt General
2 Dec 1935
1 Dec 1936 Lt General Nishio Toshizo 14th class, MA Vice Chief of General Staffs Cdr, Guard Division acting
1 Mar 1937

1st Bureau

第一部 Dai Ichu Bu (operation)

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1 24 Jul 1885 Colonel, Inf Kodama Gentaro Chief, Eastern Bu, General Staffs Chief of Staff, Inspector of the Army
2 3 Jun 1887 Colonel, Inf Nishi Kanjiro Chief of Staff, Tokyo District Cdr, 11th Inf Brigade
3 12 Mar 1889 Colonel, Inf Kawamura Kageaki Chief of Staff, 6th Division Cdr, 8th Inf Brigade
4 1 Jun 1891 Colonel, Inf Osako Naotoshi Chief of Staff, 4th Division Cdr, 5th Inf Brigade
5 9 Sept 1892 Colonel, Inf Terauchi Masatake Chief of Staff, 1st Division Att, General Staffs 27 Aug 1894 Maj General
31 Mar 1896
5 May 1902 Colonel, Inf Matsukawa Toshitane 5th class, Cadet Military Attache to Germany Staff, Manchuria Army
20 Jun 1904
21 Dec 1905 Maj General Matsukawa Toshitane 5th class, Cadet Staff, Manchuria Army Cdr, 6th Inf Brigade
21 Dec 1908 Colonel, Inf Utsunomiya Taro 7th class, Cadet Cdr, 1st Inf Regiment Chief, 2nd Bu, General Staffs 28 Jan 1909 Maj General
1 Dec 1909
24 Oct 1911 Maj General Yui Mitsue 5th class, Cadet Cdr, 27th Inf Brigade Cdt, Military College
11 May 1914 Maj General Ono Minobu 10th class, Cadet Cdr, 8th Inf Brigade Chief, Admin Bu, General Staffs
24 Mar 1916 Maj General Ugaki Kazushige 1st class, MA Cdr, Infantry School Chief, Admin Bu, General Staffs
15 Jan 1919
25 Jul 1919 Maj General Kanaya Hanzo 5th class, MA Cdr, China Resident Army Att, General Staffs
8 Feb 1922
1 May 1925 Maj General Araki Sadao 9th class, MA Cdr, MP Headquarter Cdt, Military College 26 Jul 1927 Lt General
10 Aug 1928
9 Jan 1932 Lt General Masaki Jinzaburo 9th class, MA Cdr, Taiwan Army Vice Chief of General Staffs acting
4 Feb 1932 Maj General Furusho Motoo 14th class, MA Att, General Staffs Cdr, 11th Division 18 Mar 1933 Lt General
1 Aug 1934
28 Sept 1937 Maj General Shimomura Sadamu 20th class, MA Chief, 4th Bu, General Staffs Att, General Staffs
12 Jan 1938

2nd Bureau

第二部 Dai Ni Bu (intelligence)

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1 24 Jul 1885 Colonel, Inf Ogawa Mataji Chief, West Bu, General Staffs Cdr, 4th Inf Brigade
7 Jun 1890
11 Aug 1894 Colonel, Inf Tsuchiya Mitsuharu Chief, 1st Mil Sec, MA Bu, Ministry of Army Cdr, 17th Inf Brigade
28 Sept 1897
16 Jun 1899 Colonel, Inf Fukushima Yasumasa Chief, 3rd Bu, General Staffs Staff, Manchuria Army 25 Apr 1900 Maj General
20 Jun 1904
19 Dec 1905 Maj General Fukushima Yasumasa Staff, Manchuria Army Vice Dir, General Staffs
16 Apr 1906
1 Dec 1909 Maj General Utsunomiya Taro 7th class, Cadet Chief, 1st Bu, General Staffs Cdr, 7th Division
11 May 1914 Maj General Fukuda Masataro 9th class, Cadet Chief of Staff, Governor of Kwantung Att, General Staffs
2 May 1916 Maj General Machida Keiu 9th class, Cadet Military Attache to China Cdr, 11th Division 18 Aug 1916 Lt General
6 Aug 1917
25 Jul 1919 Maj General Tanaka Kunishige 4th class, MA Military Attache to UK Cdr, 3rd Cav Brigade
8 Feb 1922
1 May 1925 Maj General Matsui Iwane 9th class, MA Cdr, 35th Inf Brigade Att, General Staffs 26 Jul 1927 Lt General
21 Dec 1928
15 Mar 1935 Maj General Okamura Yasuji 16th class, MA Att, General Staffs Cdr, 2nd Division 7 Mar 1936 Lt General
23 Mar 1936

3rd Bureau

第三部 Dai San Bu (logistics)

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12 May 1896 Colonel, Inf Fukushima Yasumasa Chief, Edit Sect, General Staffs Dir, 2nd Bu, General Staffs
16 Jan 1899 Colonel, Pio Uehara Yusaku 3rd class, Cadet Chief, 4th Bu, General Staffs Inspector, Pioneer 11 Jul 1900 Maj General
24 Jul 1901
25 Jul 1919 Maj General Kishimoto Shikataro 5th class, MA Cdr, 16th Inf Brigade Chief, Admin Bu, General Staffs
3 Jun 1921
1 Aug 1933 Maj General Yamada Otozo 14th class, MA Cdt, Communication School Chief, Admin Bu, General Staffs
1 Aug 1934 Maj General Ushiroku Jun 17th class, MA Att, Kwantung Army HQ Dir, Pers Bu, Ministry of Army
13 Aug 1935 Lt General Yamada Otozo 14th class, MA Chief, Admin Bu, General Staffs Chief, Admin Bu, General Staffs
7 Sept 1935 Maj General Tsukada Osamu 19th class, MA Chief Researcher, Military College CoS, Central China Area Army
2 Nov 1937
9 Mar 1940 Maj General Suzuki Sosaku 24th class, MA Att, General Staffs Att, General Staffs 1 Mar 1941 Lt General
15 Sept 1941

4th Bureau

第四部 Dai Yon Bu (history)

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12 May 1896 Lt Colonel, Pio Uehara Yusaku 3rd class, Cadet Vice Chief of Staff, 1st Army Chief, 3rd Bu, General Staffs 11 Oct 1897 Colonel
16 Jan 1899
22 May 1901 Lt Colonel, Art Shiba Goro 3rd class, Cadet Att, General Staffs Cdr, 15th Fld Art Regiment acting
28 Jun 1901
26 Sept 1922 Maj General Watanabe Jotaro 8th class, MA Cdr, 29th Inf Brigade Cdt, Military College
1 May 1925
11 Apr 1932 Maj General Nishio Toshizo 14th class, MA Chief, Research Div, Ministry of Army CoS, Kwantung Army 1 Aug 1933 Lt General
5 Mar 1934
15 Mar 1935 Maj General Maeda Toshinari 17th class, MA Cdr, 2nd Inf Brigade Cdr, Military College
1 Aug 1936 Maj General Shimomura Sadamu 20th class, MA Chief Researcher, Military College Chief, 1st Bu, General Staffs
28 Sept 1937

5th Bureau

第五部 Dai Go Bu

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16 Jan 1899 Colonel, Pio Uehara Yusaku 3rd class, Cadet Chief, 4th Bu, General Staffs Chief, 3rd Bu, General Staffs
4 Apr 1899
25 Apr 1906 Maj General Matsukawa Toshitane 5th class, Cadet Chief, 1st Bu, General Staffs Chief, 1st Bu, General Staffs
19 Nov 1906

History

21 Dec 1908

  • Chief of General Staffs 参謀総長
  • Vice Chief of General Staffs 参謀次長
    • Administration Bureau 総務部
      • General Affairs Section 庶務課
      • 1st Section 第一課 (Organization and Mobilization 編制動員)
    • 1st Bureau 第一部
      • 2nd Section 第二課 (Operation 作戦)
      • 3rd Section 第三課 (Fortress 要塞)
    • 2nd Bureau 第二部
      • 4th Section 第四課 (Intelligence 情報)
      • 5th Section 第五課 (Geographic Information 兵要地誌)
    • 3rd Bureau 第三部
      • 6th Section 第六課 (Railway and Shipping 鉄道船舶)
      • 7th Section 第七課 (Communication 通信)
    • 4th Bureau 第四部
      • 8th Section 第八課 (History of Domestic Warfare 内国戦史)
      • 9th Section 第九課 (History of Foreign Warfare 外国戦史)

2 May 1916

  • Chief of General Staffs 参謀総長
  • Vice Chief of General Staffs 参謀次長
    • Administration Bureau 総務部
      • General Affairs Section 庶務課
      • 1st Section 第一課 (Organization and Mobilization 編制動員)
    • 1st Bureau 第一部
      • 2nd Section 第二課 (Operation 作戦)
      • 3rd Section 第三課 (Fortress 要塞)
    • 2nd Bureau 第二部
      • 4th Section 第四課 (Europe and America 欧米)
      • 5th Section 第五課 (China 支那)
    • 3rd Bureau 第三部
      • 6th Section 第六課 (Railway and Shipping 鉄道船舶)
      • 7th Section 第七課 (Communication 通信)
    • 4th Bureau 第四部
      • 8th Section 第八課 (History of Domestic Warfare 内国戦史)
      • 9th Section 第九課 (History of Foreign Warfare 外国戦史)

10 Aug 1920

  • Chief of General Staffs 参謀総長
  • Vice Chief of General Staffs 参謀次長
    • Administration Bureau 総務部
      • General Affairs Section 庶務課
      • 1st Section 第一課 (Organization and Mobilization 編制動員)
    • 1st Bureau 第一部
      • 2nd Section 第二課 (Operation 作戦)
      • 3rd Section 第三課 (Fortress 要塞)
      • 4th Section 第四課 (Exercise 演習)
    • 2nd Bureau 第二部
      • 5th Section 第五課 (Europe and America 欧米)
      • 6th Section 第六課 (China 支那)
    • 3rd Bureau 第三部
      • 7th Section 第七課 (Railway and Shipping 鉄道船舶)
      • 8th Section 第八課 (Communication 通信)
    • 4th Bureau 第四部
      • 9th Section 第九課 (History of Domestic Warfare 内国戦史)
      • 10th Section 第十課 (History of Foreign Warfare 外国戦史)

10 Aug 1928

  • Chief of General Staffs 参謀総長
  • Vice Chief of General Staffs 参謀次長
    • Administration Bureau 総務部
      • General Affairs Section 庶務課
      • 1st Section 第一課 (Organization and Mobilization 編制動員)
    • 1st Bureau 第一部
      • 2nd Section 第二課 (Operation 作戦)
      • 3rd Section 第三課 (Fortress 要塞)
    • 2nd Bureau 第二部
      • 4th Section 第四課 (Europe and America 欧米)
      • 5th Section 第五課 (China 支那)
    • 3rd Bureau 第三部
      • 6th Section 第六課 (Railway and Shipping 鉄道船舶)
      • 7th Section 第七課 (Communication 通信)
    • 4th Bureau 第四部
      • 8th Section 第八課 (Exercise 演習)
      • 9th Section 第九課 (History of Domestic Warfare 内国戦史)
      • 10th Section 第十課 (History of Foreign Warfare 外国戦史)

15 Jun 1936

  • Chief of General Staffs 参謀総長
  • Vice Chief of General Staffs 参謀次長
    • Administration Bureau 総務部
      • General Affairs Section 庶務課
    • 1st Bureau 第一部
      • 1st Section 第一課 (Exercise 演習)
      • 2nd Section 第二課 (War control 戦争指導)
      • 3rd Section 第三課 (Operation 作戦・編制動員)
      • 4th Section 第四課 (Defense 防衛)
    • 2nd Bureau 第二部
      • 5th Section 第五課 (Russia ロシア)
      • 6th Section 第六課 (Europe and America 欧米)
      • 7th Section 第七課 (China 支那)
    • 3rd Bureau 第三部
      • 8th Section 第八課 (Railway and Shipping 鉄道船舶)
      • 9th Section 第九課 (Communication 通信)
    • 4th Bureau 第四部
      • 10th Section 第十課 (History of Warfare 戦史)
      • 11th Section 第十一課 (Strategy and Tactics 戦略戦術)

1 Nov 1937

  • Chief of General Staffs 参謀総長
  • Vice Chief of General Staffs 参謀次長
    • Administration Bureau 総務部
      • General Affairs Section 庶務課
    • 1st Bureau 第一部
      • 1st Section 第一課 (Exercise 演習)
      • 2nd Section 第二課 (Operation 作戦)
      • 3rd Section 第三課 (Organization and Mobilization 編制動員)
      • 4th Section 第四課 (Defense 防衛)
    • 2nd Bureau 第二部
      • 5th Section 第五課 (Russia ロシア)
      • 6th Section 第六課 (Europe and America 欧米)
      • 7th Section 第七課 (China 支那)
    • 3rd Bureau 第三部
      • 8th Section 第八課 (Railway and Shipping 鉄道船舶)
      • 9th Section 第九課 (Communication 通信)
    • 4th Bureau 第四部
      • 10th Section 第十課 (History of Warfare 戦史)
      • 11th Section 第十一課 (Strategy and Tactics 戦略戦術)

1 Aug 1940

  • Chief of General Staffs 参謀総長
  • Vice Chief of General Staffs 参謀次長
    • Administration Bureau 総務部
      • General Affairs Section 庶務課
    • 1st Bureau 第一部
      • 1st Section 第一課 (Exercise 演習)
      • 2nd Section 第二課 (Operation 作戦)
      • 3rd Section 第三課 (Organization and Mobilization 編制動員)
      • 4th Section 第四課 (Defense 防衛)
    • 2nd Bureau 第二部
      • 5th Section 第五課 (Russia ロシア)
      • 6th Section 第六課 (Europe and America 欧米)
      • 7th Section 第七課 (China 支那)
      • 8th Section 第八課 (Special Operation 謀略)
    • 3rd Bureau 第三部
      • 9th Section 第九課 (Railway 鉄道)
      • 10th Section 第十課 (Shipping 船舶)
      • 11th Section 第十一課 (Communication 通信)
    • 4th Bureau 第四部
      • 12th Section 第十二課 (History of Warfare 戦史)
      • 13th Section 第十三課 (Strategy and Tactics 戦略戦術)

23 Feb 1943

  • Chief of General Staffs 参謀総長
  • Vice Chief of General Staffs 参謀次長
    • Administration Bureau 総務部
      • General Affairs Section 庶務課
      • 3rd Section 第三課 (Organization and Mobilization 編制動員)
    • 1st Bureau 第一部
      • 1st Section 第一課 (Exercise 演習)
      • 2nd Section 第二課 (Operation 作戦)
      • 4th Section 第四課 (Defense 防衛)
    • 2nd Bureau 第二部
      • 5th Section 第五課 (Russia ロシア)
      • 6th Section 第六課 (Europe and America 欧米)
      • 7th Section 第七課 (China 支那)
      • 8th Section 第八課 (Special Operation 謀略)
    • 3rd Bureau 第三部
      • 9th Section 第九課 (Railway 鉄道)
      • 10th Section 第十課 (Shipping 船舶)
      • 11th Section 第十一課 (Communication 通信)
    • 4th Bureau 第四部
      • 12th Section 第十二課 (History of Warfare 戦史)
      • 13th Section 第十三課 (Strategy and Tactics 戦略戦術)

15 Oct 1943

  • Chief of General Staffs 参謀総長
  • Vice Chief of General Staffs 参謀次長
    • Administration Section 総務課
    • 1st Bureau 第一部
      • 1st Section 第一課 (Exercise 演習)
      • 2nd Section 第二課 (Operation 作戦)
      • 3rd Section 第三課 (Organization and Mobilization 編制動員)
    • 2nd Bureau 第二部
      • 5th Section 第五課 (Russia ロシア)
      • 6th Section 第六課 (Europe and America 欧米)
      • 7th Section 第七課 (China 支那)
    • 3rd Bureau 第三部
      • 10th Section 第十課 (Railway and Shipping 鉄道船舶)
      • 11th Section 第十一課 (Communication 通信)