FORMER ARMY chief General Teerachai Nakwanich has stepped down as privy councillor.
The Royal Gazette announced yesterday that Teerachai had tendered his resignation pursuant to Articles 11 and 14 of the Constitution.
HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn approved the resignation with immediate effect under a royal order issued on Tuesday. Privy Council President General Prem Tinsunonda countersigned the order.
Teerachai was appointed a privy councillor on December 6, 2016.
Before he joined the Privy Council, Teerachai had a successful military career. He was a former chief of staff at the 1st Army Corps who consistently climbed up the career ladder. Later, he was promoted to deputy chief of the First Army Corps, the deputy chief of the First Army Area, and the chief of the First Army Corps.
Teerachai soared further in the Armed Forces, becoming the Army’s assistant chief of staff and then its deputy chief of staff.
He became the chief of the First Army Area, the assistant chief of the Army, and finally the chief of the Army in 2015. His predecessor was General Udomdej Sitabutr.
Teerachai used to serve as a National Legislative Assembly member as well as the secretary-general of the National Council for Peace and Order.