Guard Force (Japanese Army)

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Guard Force 近衛兵 Konoe Hei

Assignment

Commander

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
1 9 Mar 1872 Lt General Yamagata Aritomo Vice Lord of Army Vice Lord of Army
2 20 Jul 1872 Generalissimo Saigo Takamori Cabinet Minister no specific duty
3 8 Feb 1874 Lt General Yamagata Aritomo Lord of Army Lord of Army
4 26 Nov 1877 Lt General Saigo Tsugumichi Vice Lord of Army Lord of Education
5 1 May 1878 Lt General Yamagata Aritomo Lord of Army Director, General Staffs
6 15 Oct 1879 Torio Koyata
7 1 Mar 1880 Lt General Prince Yoshiakira
8 28 Sep 1886 General Prince Taruhito Chief of General Staffs Chief of General Staffs
9 5 Dec 1887 Lt General Prince Akihito Cdr, Guard Division 7 Jun 1890 General
24 Dec 1891 reorganized

Chief of Staff

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
15 Jan 1874 Colonel Nozu Michitsura Dir, 2nd Bu, Ministry of Army
28 Dec 1878 Colonel Kabayama Sukenori Chief of Staff, Kumamoto District Inspector General, Metropolitan Police
7 Feb 1881
21 May 1883 Colonel, Inf Okazawa Kuwashi Staff, Western HQ Cdr, 8th Inf Brigade
21 May 1885
27 May 1886 Colonel, Inf Yamaguchi Motoomi Chief of Staff, Tokyo District Cdr, 10th Inf Brigade
17 Aug 1889
11 Sept 1889 Colonel, Inf Tatsumi Naofumi Chief of Staff, 3rd Division Chief of Staff, Guard Division 14 Dec 1891 reorganized

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