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R.O.K. Joint Chiefs of Staff

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

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  • Assignments

    • 1993 30th Security Group Chief of Capital Defense Command
    • 1995 3rd Army Command Operations Officer
    • 2000 The Chief of Staff of Korea Military Academy
    • 2002 39th Infantry Division Commander
    • 2004 The Chief of Staff of the 1st Army Command
    • 2005 8th Corps Commander
    • 2007 Chief of the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of Korean Armed Forces
    • 2008 3rd Field Army Commander
    • 2009 The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Director of Integrated Defense Headquarters
  • Assignments

    • 1997 6th Artillery Brigade Commander
    • 1998 Aide to the Ministry of National Defense
    • 2000 23rd Division Commander
    • 2002 Chief Planning Staff for Army Headquarters
    • 2003 Director General for Policy Planning at the Ministry of National Defense
    • 2004 Capital Defense Commander
    • 2005 Director of Operation Center of Joint Chiefs of Staff
    • 2006 1st Field Army Commander
    • 2008 The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Director of Integrated Defense Headquarters
  • Assignments

    • 1972 Graduated from Korea Military Academy (28th)
    • 1992 Military Strategic Officer of Joint Chiefs of Staff
    • 1996 Chief Secretary of Army Headquarters
    • 1998 Strategic Planning Officer of Army Headquarters
    • 1999 35th Division Commander
    • 2000 Chief Planning Staff for Army Headquarters
    • 2002 2nd Corps Commander
    • 2004 Director General for Operations for
    • 2005 3rd Field Army Commander
    • 2006 The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Director of Integrated Defense Headquarters
  • Assignments

    • 1970 Graduated from Korea Military Academy (26th)
    • 1995 Director General for Strategic Planning for Army Headquarters
    • 1996 30th Mechanized Infantry Division Commander
    • 1998 Director General for Policy Planning at the Ministry of National Defense
    • 1999 5th Corps Commander
    • 2001 Director General for Strategic Planning/Operation for the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    • 2003 3rd Field Army Commander
    • 2005 The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Chief of Integrated Defense Headquarters
  • Assignments

    • 1979 Operation Chief of 3rd Division
    • 1980 Chief Secretary of Capital Garrison Command
    • 1981 4th Battalion Commander of the 2nd Brigadier of the 6th Division
    • 1983 Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations for the 26th Division
    • 1985 The Chief of Staff for the 26th Division
    • 1987 Commander of the 73rd Regiment
    • 1989 Operation Officer of Chief of Staff for Operations at the Army Headquarters
    • 1990 Operation Chief of the 1st Corps
    • 1992 The Chief of Staff of the 1st Corps
    • 1993 Director of Military Research Center of the Army Headquarters/Director General for Operations of the 3rd Army
    • 1995 7th Infantry Division Commander
    • 1997 Director General for Operations of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    • 1998 5th Corps Commander
    • 1999 Policy Assistant at the Ministry of National Defense
    • 2001 1st Army Commander
    • 2003 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Assignments

    • 1985 31st Regiment Commander
    • 1986 Human Resources Development Officer of the Army Headquarters
    • 1988 Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel of the 1st Army
    • 1990 The Chief of Staff of the 3rd Army/Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel of the 1st Army
    • 1993 7th Division Commander
    • 1995 Inspector General of the Army Headquarters/9th Deputy Corps Commander
    • 1996 8th Corps Commander
    • 1998 Defense Security Commander
    • 1999 3rd Army Commander
    • 2001 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff