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Minister Profile

Minister Song Young-moo

Date of Birth : 24th February, 1949


Period Education
1997 National Security Course, Korea National Defense University
1984 MBA, Kyungnam University
1969 ~ 1973 ROK Naval Academy
1966 ~ 1969 Daejeon High School

Career History

Career History
Period Career History
2017 ∼ 45th Minister of National Defense
2013 ∼2017 Chaired Professor, Military and Police College, Gunyang University
2012 ∼2016 Policy Advisor for Rights of Military Personnel, National Human Rights Commission of Korea
2006 ∼2008 Chief of Naval Operations, ROK Navy
2005∼2006 Chief Director, Strategic Planning, Joint Chiefs of Staff(J-5)
2003∼2004 Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Planning and Management, ROK Navy HQ(N-5)
2002∼2003 Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, ROK Navy HQ
2000 ∼2002 Commander, ROK Navy 1st Fleet
1999∼2000 Commander, Battle Group TWO, ROK Navy 2nd Fleet