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R.O.K. Joint Chiefs of Staff

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

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  • Assignments

    • 1950 Graduated from Korea Military Academy (9th)
    • 1968 The Chief of Staff of the Korean Forces Dispatched to Vietnam
    • 1969 Division Commander
    • 1975 Deputy Chief of Staff for Human Resources for the Army Headquarters
    • 1977 Corps Commander
    • 1979 1st Army Commander/Vice Chief of Staff of the Army
    • 1981 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    • 1982 National Defense Minister
    • 1987 Chairman of the Board of Directors of Korea National Oil Corporation
    • 1990 Advisor for Korea Education Insurance
    • 1991 Standing Advisor for Hyundai Precision
  • Assignments

    • 1948 Graduated from Korea Military Academy (7th)
    • 1964 Division Commander
    • 1966 Commanding Officer of Maengho Unit Dispatched to Vietnam
    • 1967 Director for Operation Planning for Joint Chiefs of Staff and Korean Representative of the Military Armistice Commission
    • 1969 Director for Policy Planning for the Army Headquarters
    • 1970 Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations for the Army Headquarters
    • 1972 5th Corps Commander
    • 1974 Joint Chiefs of Staff and Director for Counter-espionage Operations of Counter Espionage Operations Headquarters
    • 1978 Deputy Commander in Chief of the ROK-US Combined Forces Command
    • 1979 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    • 1981 Korean Ambassador to the U.S.
  • Assignments

    • 1947 Graduated from Korea Military Academy (4th)
    • 1962 Superintendent of Army Information School
    • 1963 Division Commander
    • 1968 Director General for Strategic Information for Joint Chiefs of Staff
    • 1969 Assistant Chief of Staff for Information of the Army Headquarters
    • 1971 Corps Commander
    • 1973 Security Commander
    • 1977 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    • 1979 Interior Minister
    • 1982 President of Korean Veterans Association
    • 1985 Advisor for Korean Veterans Association
  • Assignments

    • 1949 Graduated from Korea Military Academy (3rd)
    • 1954 Division, Corps & Artillery Commander
    • 1956 Superintendent of Republic of Korea Field Artillery School
    • 1959 Division Commander
    • 1962 Inspector General of the Army Headquarters
    • 1966 Corps Commander
    • 1969 Logistics Base Commander
    • 1972 The Army Chief of Staff
    • 1975 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    • 1977 National Defense Minister
    • 1981 CEO of Korea Integrated Chemical Inc.
  • Assignments

    • 1946 Graduated from Korea Military Academy (2nd)
    • 1956 Capital Corps Commander
    • 1961 Interior Minister
    • 1963 2nd Army Deputy Commander
    • 1964 6 Corps Commander
    • 1968 Vice Chief of Staff of the Army
    • 1969 1st Army Commander
    • 1972 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    • 1975 CEO and President of Asia Motors Co.
    • 1977 CEO of Korea Tungsten
    • 1981 CEO of Korea Integrated Chemical Inc.
  • Assignments

    • 1946 Graduated from Korea Military Academy (2nd)
    • 1952 Superintendent of Republic of Korea Field Artillery School
    • 1956 9th Division Commander
    • 1965 1st Corps Commander
    • 1966 3rd Corps Commander
    • 1967 Director General for Joint Chiefs of Staff
    • 1968 Vice Chief of Staff of the Army
    • 1970 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff