Yet, in 2010 there were more than 2,200 Generals in RCAF. That's a staggering 1,500 more than can be found within the US military.
Or, put another way, US forces have 1 general for every 3,142 personnel, while Cambodian forces boast 1 general for a scarcely believable* every 86 personnel!
An acknowledgement by the military that the number of generals within its ranks was out of control resulted in a halt to further promotions in November of 2011. But last week 29 lieutenant-Generals were promoted to generals of the 4-Star variety.
That, of course, has nothing to do with Hun Sen wishing to shore up his support among the upper ranks of the force during these times of unrest.
* This figures appears so utterly ridiculous, I'm not sure, no matter much I do the research and the maths, that I believe it.