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Kim Jong Un Issues Order on Promoting Military Ranks of KPA Officers

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

Pyongyang, February 15 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, on Wednesday issued Order No. 003 on promoting the military ranks of KPA commanding officers.

In the order he said that the Korean revolutionary armed forces, which have reliably guaranteed the revolutionary cause of Juche with arms for 80 years since their birth was declared in the thick forests of Mt. Paektu, are now strikingly demonstrating their dignity as elite army of Mt. Paektu in defence of the country and building of a thriving socialist nation while further adding luster to the glorious tradition of devotedly defending the leader.

He ordered to promote the military ranks of KPA commanding officers, the core of the Workers' Party of Korea and vanguard fighters of the Songun revolution, on the occasion of the significant Day of the Shining Star, expressing firm belief that they would in the future, too, remain loyal to the WPK's leadership over the Songun revolution, as befitting the descendants of President Kim Il Sung and soldiers and disciples of leader Kim Jong Il, and fully discharge their duties in the sacred struggle to successfully accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche generation after generation.

According to the order, Pak To Chun and Kim Yong Chol have been promoted to General, Ju Kyu Chang, Paek Se Bong and Kim Song Chol to Col. General and Kim Myong Sik, Hyon Sun Hak and 16 others to Lieut. General.



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