In his 201-day stint fighting pirates in the Gulf of Aden in 2012, Cheng Wengang said the most intense mission was picking up 26 hostages who were released after being kidnapped for 19 months.
Chinese authorities have called for frugal but effective activities to boost relations between civilians and the army during the upcoming holidays.
China and Malaysia on Tuesday agreed to strengthen military cooperation through joint drills and exchanges between the two naval forces.
A draft amendment to improve security at military facilities went on the table for its first reading by China's top legislature on Monday.
Cooperation between China and Pakistan on nuclear energy is for exclusively peaceful purposes and in the interests of local people, said a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman on Monday
China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, has conducted more than 100 tests and training tasks since early December, when it began a training mission in the South China Sea, the navy said on Sunday.
Chinese military on Friday accused Japan of using the pretext of safeguarding its own national security and regional peace for military expansion.
Senior Chinese and Russian officials pledged Wednesday to lift the level of bilateral military cooperation.
Flotillas attached to the Beihai, Donghai and Nanhai Fleets proceeded with exercises in the west Pacific on Sunday despite foreign disturbance.
Experts fear Tokyo's proposal is an attempt to gain offensive capability
China's nuclear submarine fleet has had a remarkable safety record for more than 40 years and gained rich experience through rigorous training and drills, its fleet commanders said.
China and India made a major step forward in their ties on Wednesday with an agreement on border defense cooperation and measures to promote regional economic integrity.