Choi Kwang

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This article is about the North Korean general. For the South Korean economist and former health minister, see Choi Kwang (economist).
Choi Kwang
Chosŏn'gŭl 최광
Hancha 崔光
Revised Romanization Choe Gwang
McCune–Reischauer Ch'oe Kwang
This is a Korean name; the family name is Choi.

Marshal Choi Kwang (July 17, 1919 – February 21, 1997) was a prominent military leader in North Korea. He was Chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army. He was also the Minister of People's Armed Forces between 1995-1997. He died of a heart attack on February 21, 1997.

He was one of three military officers in the North Korean Armed Forces who reached rank of Marshal with the title "Marshal of the Korean People's Army".

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Political offices
Preceded by
O Chin-u
Minister of People's Armed Forces
1995–1997
Succeeded by
Kim Il-chol
Military offices
Preceded by
Kim Chang-bong
Chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army
1962–1968
Succeeded by
O Chin-u
Preceded by
O Kuk-ryol
Chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army
1988–1995
Succeeded by
Kim Yong-chun