Since the inauguration of the Yun Seok-Yeol government, the first general-level personnel were carried out, and all the military leaders were replaced.
The government announced today (25th) that it has appointed Kim Seung-gyeom (59, 42nd Army Corps) deputy commander of the ROK-U.S. Combined Forces Command as the new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Candidate Kim will be appointed chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff after a resolution by the State Council tomorrow, after a personnel hearing by the National Assembly and appointed by President Yoon Seok-yeol, who is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces.
The appointment of General Kim Seung-gyeom, who is in charge of the deputy commander of the Combined Forces Command, is interpreted as reflecting the new government's spirit of strengthening the ROK-U.S. alliance.
As an expert in the field of combined and joint operations, he is praised for his operational command and crisis management skills.
If candidate Kim is appointed as the 43rd Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he will become the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from the Military Academy for the first time in nine years.
The last to attend was the 37th Chairman Jeong Seung-jo from 2011 to 2013.
The government also held the appointment of the Chief of Staff of the Army, Navy and Air Force as well as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today.
Park Jeong-hwan (56, 44th Army Corps) Deputy Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was appointed as Army Chief of Staff; I did.
In addition, Byeong-seok Ahn (55/45 units), Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army, was appointed as the deputy commander of the Combined Forces Command, Jeon Jeon-jin (45 units of the Army) as the ground operations commander, the Chief of Operations of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Hee-hyeon Shin (the 27th Bachelor), 3rd Corps commander as the 2nd operation commander, respectively. Major General Hwang Yu-seong was appointed as the commander.
The Ministry of National Defense said, "We prioritized the capability and expertise to systematically and substantively implement major defense policies, such as establishing a strong defense posture, innovation in defense, and improvement of defense culture."
"In particular, we focused on hiring talented people with talents, qualities and morals, and we also considered the need for a stable command system to be established at an early stage in consideration of the continued threat from North Korea's nuclear and missile threats," he said.
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