Inspectorate General (Japanese Army)

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Inspectorate General (教育総監部 Kyoiku Sokanbu)

Assignment

Director, Office of Inspectorate General

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
1 3 Jun 1887 Colonel, Inf Kodama Gentaro Dir, 1st Bu, General Staffs Vice Minister of Army Chief of Staff, Inspector of the Army
24 Aug 1889 Maj General
23 Aug 1892 vacant
2 7 Sep 1892 Maj General Oshima Hisanao Cdr, 5th Inf Brigade Cdr, 6th Inf Brigade
3 22 Nov 1893 Maj General Okazawa Kuwashi Inspector, Officer Schools Aide-de-camp to the Emperor 30 Aug 1894 vacant
4 13 Sep 1894 Colonel, Inf Hatano Takeshi Cdt, Military Academy Cdt, Military Academy 10 Aug 1895 vacant
5 20 Aug 1895 Maj General Inoue Hikaru Cdr, 6th Inf Brigade Cdr, 3rd Inf Brigade 22 Jan 1898 vacant
1 3 Mar 1898 Colonel, Inf Otani Kikuzo 2nd class, Cadet CoS, Guard Division Staff, Inspectorate General Director, Office of Inspectorate General
1 25 Apr 1900 Lt General Okubo Haruno Cdr, 1st Grd Inf Brigade Cdr, 6th Division Chief of Staff, Inspectorate General
2 5 May 1902 Lt General Ueda Arisawa Cdr, 22nd Inf Brigade Cdr, 5th Division 17 Mar 1904 vacant
3 24 Mar 1904 Maj General Takagi Sakuzo Cdt, Military Academy suspended
4 27 Oct 1904 Maj General Haraguchi Kensei Att, Joint General Staff Cdr, 13th Division 14 Jan 1905 Lt General, 5 Feb 1905 vacant
5 1 Apr 1905 Maj General Nakamura Satoru Cdr, 2nd Inf Brigade Cdr, 15th Division 18 Jul 1905 Lt General
6 28 Jan 1907 Maj General Otani Kikuzo 2nd class, Cadet Cdt, Toyama School Dir, Office of Inspectorate General
1 19 Dec 1908 Maj General Otani Kikuzo 2nd class, Cadet CoS, Inspectorate General Cdr, 5th Division Director, Office of Inspectorate General
1 Aug 1909 Lt General
2 3 Sep 1909 Maj General Hongo Fusataro 3rd class, Cadet Dir, Pers Bu, Ministry of Army Vice Minister of Army 12 Apr 1912 Lt General, 7 May 1913 vacant
3 11 May 1913 Maj General Saito Rikisaburo 4th class, Cadet Cdr, 1st Inf Brigade Cdr, 18th Division 11 May 1914 Lt General
4 26 Nov 1914 Maj General Kurita Naohachiro 8th class, Cadet Cdr, 2nd Grd Inf Brigade Cdr, 14th Division 15 Feb 1915 Lt General
5 21 Jan 1916 Maj General Yamanashi Hanzo 8th class, Cadet CoS, 18th Division Vice Minister of Army 2 May 1916 Lt General
6 10 Oct 1918 Lt General Kikuchi Shinnosuke 11th class, Cadet Chief, Admin Bu, General Staffs Cdr, 3rd Division
7 25 Nov 1919 Lt General Ono Minobu 10th class, Cadet Cdr, 15th Division Vice Minister of Army 11 Jun 1921 vacant
8 15 Jun 1921 Lt General Kojima Sojiro 1st class, MA Cdr, Sakhalin Exp Army Vice Minister of Army
9 13 May 1922 Lt General Ugaki Kazushige 1st class, MA Cdr, 10th Division Vice Minister of Army
10 10 Oct 1923 Lt General Tsuno Ichisuke 5th class, MA Cdt, Military Academy Vice Minister of Army 7 Jan 1924 vacant
11 9 Jan 1924 Maj General Watanabe Hisashi 6th class, MA Cdt, Infantry School Cdr, 19th Division 4 Feb 1924 Lt General
12 28 Jul 1926 Lt General Kishimoto Shikataro 5th class, MA Cdr, 5th Division Cdr of Tokyo Security
13 10 Aug 1928 Lt General Hayashi Senjuro 8th class, MA Cdt, Military College Cdr, Guard Division
14 1 Aug 1929 Lt General Hayashi Nariyuki 9th class, MA Cdt, Military Academy Cdr, 1st Division
15 1 Aug 1931 Lt General Araki Sadao 9th class, MA Cdr, 6th Division Minister of Army 13 Dec 1931 vacant
16 9 Jan 1932 Lt General Kawashima Yoshiyuki 10th class, MA Cdr, 3rd Division Cdr, Korea Army
17 26 May 1932 Lt General Kashii Kohei 12th class, MA Att, Ordnance Command Cdr, 6th Division
18 5 Mar 1934 Lt General Hayashi Katsura 13th class, MA Dir, Mob Bu, Ministry of Army Cdr, 5th Division
19 2 Dec 1935 Lt General Nakamura Kotaro 13th class, MA Cdr, 8th Division Minister of Army 2 Feb 1937 vacant
20 1 Mar 1937 Lt General Kazuki Kiyoshi 14th class, MA Cdr, Guard Division Cdr, China Res Army 11 Jul 1937 vacant
21 2 Aug 1937 Lt General Ando Rikichi 16th class, MA Cdr, 5th Indep Defense Unit Cdr, 5th Division 25 May 1938 vacant
22 15 Jul 1938 Lt General Yamawaki Masataka 18th class, MA Dir, Mob Bu, Ministry of Army Vice Minister of Army 10 Dec 1938 vacant
23 31 Jan 1939 Maj General Kawabe Masakazu 19th class, MA CoS, Central China Exp Army Cdr, 12th Division 9 Mar 1939 Lt General
24 9 Mar 1940 Lt General Imamura Hitoshi 19th class, MA Cdr, 5th Division Cdr, 23rd Army 28 Jun 1941 vacant
25 1 Jul 1941 Lt General Kuroda Shigenori 21st class, MA Cdr, 26th Division CoS, Southern Exp Army
26 1 Jul 1942 Lt General Shimizu Noritsune 23rd class, MA Cdr, 41st Division CoS, Southern Exp Army
19 May 1943 Lt General Nishihara Kanji 23rd class, MA Inspector, Chemical Warfare Inspector, Chemical Warfare acting
27 1 Oct 1943 Lt General Noda Kengo 24th class, MA Cdr, 14th Division Cdr, 51st Army
28 7 Apr 1945 Lt General Hara Mamoru 25th class, MA Cdr, 9th Division Cdr, Eastern MP Unit 22 Aug 1945 abolished

Inspectorates for specific divisions

Chief, 1st Section

no date of
appointment
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2 Mar 1926 Colonel, Inf Nishio Toshizo 14th class, MA Commander, 40th Inf Regiment Commander, 39th Inf Brigade
1 Aug 1929
5 Mar 1934 Colonel, Inf Kawabe Masakazu 19th class, MA Commander, Infantry School Regiment Att, Inspectorate General
7 Mar 1936

Chief, 2nd Section

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appointment
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1 Aug 1933 Colonel, Inf Shichida Ichiro 20th class, MA Commander, 22nd Inf Regiment Commander, 24th Inf Brigade
1 Mar 1937

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