Years of service1977 to present AllegianceSoviet Union
BornMay 21, 1955 (age 60)
Saratov (1955-05-21) Service/branchSoviet Army
Russian Ground Forces Commands heldCommander-in-Chief of the Russian Army
Native nameRussian: Oleg Salyukov
Oleg Leonydovych Salyukov (Russian: Олег Леонидович Салюков; born 21 May 1955) is a Colonel General and the current Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces. He was appointed to the post in May 2014.
In 1977 he graduated from the Ulyanovsk Guards Higher Tank Command School with gold medal, in 1985 from the Malinovsky Military Armored Forces Academy with high honours and in 1996 from the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia.