Military

The Leaderboard: Marciano Paynor

Who is he? Marciano Paynor, Jr. currently serves under Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte as chief protocol officer of Malacañang Palace. He held the same post under former presidents Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Fidel Ramos. In 2015, Paynor led the National Organizing…

The Leaderboard: U Than Htay

Who is he? U Than Htay most recently served in the Myanmar government as minister of rail transportation in Thein Sein’s Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) government from 2013 until August 2015, when he stepped down for an unsuccessful…

The Leaderboard: Nora Tyson

Who is she? Nora Tyson is a three-star vice admiral in the United States Navy.  She currently serves as commander of the U.S. Third Fleet, directing operations in the northern and eastern Pacific Ocean, making her the first woman to…

The Leaderboard: Yar Pyae

Who is he? Lieutenant General Yar Pyae heads the Myanmar Armed Forces’ Bureau of Special Operations 2, based in Shan State in the country’s northeast. He previously served as the chief of training and judge advocate general of the Myanmar…