Baltic Red Banner Military District
Прибалтийский Краснознаменный военный округ
Military Unit: 00000
Marshal of the Soviet Union Ivan Khristoforovich Bagramyan, 9.7.45 - 31.5.54
General of the Army Aleksandr Vasilevich Gorbatov, 31.5.54 - 17.4.58
General of the Army Pavel Ivanovich Batov, 17.4.58 - 17.11.59
Colonel-General Iosef Iraklievich Gusakovskiy, 17.11.59 - 14.3.63
General of the Army Georgiy Ivanovich Khetagurov, 25.6.63 - 8.6.71
Colonel-General Vladimir Leonidovich Govorov, 8.6.71 - 17.7.72
General of the Army Aleksandr Mikhaylovich Mayorov, 17.7.72 - 4.8.80
Colonel-General Stanislav Ivanovich Postnikov, 4.8.80 - 20.1.84
Colonel-General Anatoliy Vladimirovich Betekhtin, 20.1.84 - 5.2.87
Colonel-General Viktor Ivanovich Grishin, 5.2.87 - 5.1.89
Lieutenant-General Fyodor Mikhaylovich Kuzmin, 5.1.89 - 25.8.91
Lieutenant-General Valeriy Ivanovich Mironov, 25.8.91 - 16.7.92
Colonel-General Leonid Sergeevich Mayorov, 16.7.92 - 1.9.94
Activated 9.7.45 in Riga, Latvian SSR, from HQ 1st Baltic
In 8.67 the 8th Guards Motorised
Rifle Division was transferred to Frunze, Frunze Oblast - replaced by the
144th Guards Motorised Rifle Division.
In 7.68 the 265th Motorised Rifle
Division was transferred to the Far East - replaced by the
107th Motorised Rifle Division.
In 11.68 the 74th Motorised Rifle
Division was activated, to replace the 18th Guards Motorised
Rifle Division, which had moved to Czechoslovakia.
In 8.69 the 31st Guards Motorised
Rifle Division was transferred to the Far East.
In 1972 the 153rd Motorised Rifle
Division (mobilisation) was activated.
15.1.74 awarded the Red Banner.
In 1974 the 149th Guards Artillery
Division was activated.
In 7.89 the 153rd Motorised Rifle
Division was reduced to an equipment storage base.
In 10.89 the 3rd Guards Motorised
Rifle Division was transferred to the Baltic Fleet.
15.11.91 renamed Northwestern Group of Forces.
7.45 - 2.46: Lithuanian SSR and Latvian SSR
2.46 - 1.54: Lithuanian SSR, Latvian SSR and Kaliningrad Oblast
1.54 - 11.91: Lithuanian SSR, Latvian SSR, Estonian SSR and Kaliningrad
Riga, Latvian SSR, 9.7.45 - 1.9.94 [56 57 23N, 24 06 52E] [US designation:
Riga Army Barracks AL 24]
General Staff RKKA, 7.45 - 2.46
General Staff Armed Forces of the Soviet Union, 2.46 - 7.5.92
General Staff Armed Forces the Russian Federation, 7.5.92 - 1.9.94