Han Min-goo

This is a Korean name; the family name is Han.
Han Min-goo

Han during a visit to the Pentagon in October 2014
Minister of National Defense
Assumed office
30 June 2014
President Park Geun-hye
Preceded by Kim Kwan-jin
Personal details
Born (1953-08-30) 30 August 1953
Cheongwon, South Korea
Alma mater Korea Military Academy
Seoul National University
Yonsei University
Religion Catholic
Military service
Allegiance  South Korea
Service/branch Republic of Korea Army
Years of service 1975 - 2011
Rank General
Han Min-goo
Hangul 한민구
Revised Romanization Han Mingu
McCune–Reischauer Han Minku

Han Min-goo (born 30 August 1953), is the South Korean defense minister. He is a former South Korean army general who served as the 40th Chief of Staff of the South Korean army as well as the 36th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the South Korean military.[1]


Han's assignments prior to assuming Army Chief of Staff were Chief of Strategic Planning, ROK Army Headquarters; Commanding General, 53rd Infantry Division; Commanding General, Capital Defense Command; Deputy Chief of Staff of the Republic of Korea Army.



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Preceded by
Lim Choung-bin
Chief of Staff of the Republic of Korea Army
Succeeded by
Hwang Ui-don
Preceded by
Lee Sang-eui
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Chief Director of the Joint Defense Headquarters

Succeeded by
Jeong Seung-jo
Preceded by
Kim Kwan-jin
Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense
Succeeded by
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