Theater Command PLAGF

Theater Command Ground Force, commonly referred to as Theater Command Army or Ground Force Theater Command, acts as a service-specific subordinate headquarters to Theater Commands (TCs). This command is dedicated to running People's Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF) operations in a given TC, and allow TC commanders to exercise control over group armies. Each Theater Command, be it the Eastern Theater Command (ETC), Southern Theater Command (STC), Western Theater Command (WTC), Northern Theater Command (NTC), or Central Theater Command (CTC), has their own Theater Command Ground Force.