Impact Player: Han Min-koo
July 1, 2014
General Han Min-koo is the 44th Minister of National Defense. He was the 36th Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) of the Republic of Korea (ROK) from July 2010 to October 2011. Prior to his post as CJCS, General Han previously served as the 40th ROK Army Chief of Staff from 2009 to 2010. He has also previously served as the Vice Chief of Staff of the ROK Army from April 2008 to September 2009 and the Commander of the Army’s Capital Defense Command (December 2006 - April 2008) and the 53rd Infantry Division (2003-2004). General Han served as the Ministry of Defense (MND) Director General of the Policy Planning Bureau from May 2005 through December 2006 where he led high-level talks with North Korea. His staff positions include MND Director General of the International Cooperation Bureau (May 2004-May 2005), Chief of the Army Strategic Planning Division (April 2002-April 2003), Chief of Staff of the Capital Corps, and Chief Secretary to the Army Chief of Staff (April 2000-April 2002).
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