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Kim Jong Il Issues Order on Raising Military Ranks of KPA Commanding Officers

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Pyongyang, April 15 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il Friday issued his order no. 004 on raising the military ranks of commanding officers of the KPA on the occasion of the Day of the Sun. The order said that the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK founded and led to victory by President Kim Il Sung have grown to be a matchless revolutionary army and the main force of revolution under the Songun leadership of the Workers' Party of Korea and demonstrated the invincible might in the struggle to defend the country and build a great prosperous powerful nation.
    Firmly believing that the commanding officers of the People's Army, who have been trained under the care of the Party and the leader, will as ever remain loyal to the Party's leadership, firmly defend the revolutionary cause of Juche with arms and discharge their duty as the hard core of the Songun revolution, the supreme commander issued an order to raise the military ranks of two commanding officers to Col. General, four to Lieut. General and 31 to Maj. General.

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