Guo Boxiong, male, Han nationality, is a native of Liquan County, Shaanxi Province. He was born in July 1942, joined the CPC in March 1963, and joined the work force in August 1958. Guo joined the PLA in August 1961. He is a graduate of the PLA Military Academy and holds the military rank of General.
Guo Boxiong spent his early career in the 19th army of the PLA ground force. He was Chief of Staff of the 19th army from 1983-1985. In the mid and late 1990's, he was Deputy Commander, Beijing Area Command, and Commander, Lanzhou Military Area Command.
Guo was a member of the 15th and 16th CPC Central Committee and became a member of the CPC Central Military Commission in 1999. He is currently a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee, Vice-Chairman of the 17th CPC Central Military Commission and Politburo Member of the 17th CPC Central Committee.