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Chief of Staff Biography


 40대 참모총장 대장 정상화

The 41th
Chief of Staff

General
LEE YOUNGSU

Rank/Name GENERAL LEE YOUNGSU
Date of Birth 1967. 6. 13
Place of Birth Haman, Gyeongsangnam-do
Family Relations Wife, 1 Daughter, 1 Son
Aircraft Flown F-15K (2,848 hrs)
Effective Dates of Promotion
2017. 4 Brigadier General
2020. 1 Major General
2022. 6 Lieutenant General
2023. 10 General 
Education
1990, Republic of Korea Air Force Academy (38th Class)
2008, Kyungpook National University, M.A. in International Politics
2013, Air War College, USAF Air University
2017, Seoul National University, International Security Strategy Course
Major Assignments
2013. 12 ∼ 2014. 11 Commander, Air Operations Group, 11th Fighter Wing
2014. 12 ∼ 2016. 11 Chief, Aerial Force Branch, Force Planning Directorate, ROK JCS
2016. 11 ∼ 2018. 12 Chief, 3rd Force Planning Division, Force Planning Directorate, ROK JCS
2018. 12 ∼ 2019. 12 Commander, 15th Special Missions Wing
2019. 12 ∼ 2020. 12 Deputy Chief of Staff for Information Planning, ROKAF HQ
2020. 12 ∼ 2021. 12 Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Management, ROKAF HQ
2022. 1 ∼ 2022. 6 Deputy Director for Foreign Intelligence, KDIA
2022. 6 ∼ 2023. 10 Chief Director for Strategic Planning, J-5, ROK JCS
2023. 10 ∼ Present Chief of Staff, Republic of Korea Air Force
Major Awards and Decorations
2013, Presidential Citation
2015, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Citation
2019, Minister of National Defense Citation
2021, Order of National Security Merit, Cheonsu Medal
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