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KPA Promotions List Issued for Day of the Shining Star (KJI Birthday)

Posted on the 15 February 2013 by Michael_nklw @Michael_NKLW


DPRK state media reported on 15 February (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), in his capacity as Korean People’s Army [KPA] Supreme Commander, promoted ten (10) party officials or KPA officers to the rank of Lieutenant General (chungjang) 38 KPA officers and party officials to the rank of Major General (sojang) on 13 February (Wednesday)  Named in KCNA’s reporting on the promotions list were Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] deputy (vice) director Jang Su Gil, who was promoted to Lt. General, and Cha Yong Bom was promoted to Major General.  According to KCNA in issuing the promotions Kim Jong Un said “that the proud history of the revolutionary armed forces of Korea shining with victory and glory is associated with the unassuming efforts made by the KPA commanding officers who have rendered devoted services to realize the idea and desire of leader Kim Jong Il” and “expressed the belief that the KPA commanding officers will fulfill their duty in the noble struggle to win the final victory of the Chuch’e revolution by remaining loyal to the leadership of the party befitting soldiers and disciples of President Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in the future, too.”

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