North Korean Artillery Director Park Jung-tian succeeded Lee Yongji as Chief of General Staff of the Peoples Army

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 North Korean Artillery Director Park Jung-tian succeeded Lee Yongji as Chief of General Staff of the Peoples Army


Overseas Network, September 9, recently, the DPRK appointed Park Chung-tian Army General to succeed Lee Yongji as Chief of General Staff of the DPRK Peoples Army. Park Zhengtian previously served as artillery director.

On June 6, the DPRK convened an emergency expanded meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Labour Party (KCNA)

According to KCNA, on the morning of September 6, the DPRK convened an emergency expanded meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Labour Party. The main topic was to discuss and deploy how to deal with Typhoon 13 Lingling.

It is noteworthy that organizational issues were also discussed.

On June 6, the DPRK convened an emergency expanded meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Labour Party (KCNA)

KCNA said that on the same day, the Central Military Commission of the Korean Labour Party decided to appoint General Park Chung-tian Army to be the Chief of the General Staff of the Korean Peoples Army, remove and mobilize some commanding members of the General Operations Department of the General Staff of the Korean Peoples Army, and appoint new cadres.

On June 6, the DPRK convened an emergency expanded meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Labour Party (KCNA)

Park Zhengtian has accompanied Kim Jong-un on several recent weapon launches. On August 6, when Kim Jong-un watched a demonstration to launch a new tactical missile, Park Jong-il was also on the spot, and his position was introduced as Artillery Director and Army General, according to the North Korean Labor News.

South Koreas East Asia Daily said that the artillery-born Park Chung-tian served as Chief of Staff, breaking the previous practice that Chief of Staff was mostly from field corps commanders.

Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Li Wan_B11284