The annual reshuffle at the navy appears to have been a smooth one without any political tsunami, with deputy navy commander Narong Pipatthanasai tipped to take up the top naval post.
Observers had expected fierce competition for the top position given that there are four candidates, all of whom are set to retire next year. However, things have turned out differently, probably because all the candidates are alumni of Class 13 of the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School.
The nomination of Admiral Narong, a former navy attache in Italy, has been received with widespread acceptance on both a personal and professional level in naval circles. He was head of the class while studying at the Royal Thai Naval Academy and possesses a flawless career record.
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