North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Category Archives: KPA General Staff

Expanded Central Military Commission Meeting Held

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of an island landing drill in the West Sea DPRK state media reported on February 23 (Monday) that an expanded … Continue reading

02/23/2015

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan on KJI Birth Anniversary

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the construction of Mirae Scientists Street Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), accompanied by senior officials of the Korean People’s Army … Continue reading

02/16/2015

Military Promotions Effected for the Day of the Shining Star

  On February 14 (Saturday), Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) promoted 27 Korean People’s Army [KPA] commanders to mark the birth anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim … Continue reading

02/15/2015

New KPA Special Operations Forces Commander

Lt. Gen. Kim Yong Bok (Kim Yo’ng-pok) has been appointed commanding officer of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] XI Corps (or Storm Corps), the military’s primary special operations forces [SOF] … Continue reading

02/15/2015

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of a multiple-launch rocket system [MLRS] drill in Kangwo’n Province. DPRK state media reported that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited … Continue reading

01/02/2015

Kim Jong Un Pays Condolences at Jon Pyong Ho’s Wake

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) extended his condolences at the wake of former Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Secretary for Munitions Industry and National Defense Commission Member Jon Pyong Ho … Continue reading

07/09/2014

Kim Jong Un Supervises Missile Drills in West Sea

  DPRK state media reported on 10 July (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended and supervised a “tactical rocket firing drill” by the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Strategic … Continue reading

07/09/2014

Jon Pyong Ho (1926-2014)

Former Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Secretary and Director of the WPK Munitions Industries Department and Member of the DPRK National Defense Commission Gen. Jon Pyong Ho passed away on … Continue reading

07/08/2014

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun at midnight KST on 8 July (Tuesday), the 20th anniversary of the death of his grandfather, late … Continue reading

07/07/2014

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