General Staff Department of the Korean People's Army
|General Staff Department of the Korean People's Army|
|Revised Romanization||Joseoninmingun Chongchammobu|
The General Staff Department (GSD) of the Korean People's Army (KPA) is the senior military leadership of the armed forces of North Korea responsible for its administrative, operational and logistical needs. The current Chief of the General Staff is Ri Yong-gil who was appointed to the post in June 2018.
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Chiefs of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army
|Chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army|
|Revised Romanization||Joseoninmingun Chongchammojang|
|№||Chief of the General Staff||Took office||Left office||Time in office|
|February 1948||September 1950||2 years, 7 months|
|September 1950||August 1953||2 years, 11 months|
|August 1953||September 1957||4 years, 1 month|
|September 1957||July 1959||1 year, 10 months|
|July 1959||October 1962||3 years, 3 months|
|October 1962||December 1968||6 years, 2 months|
|December 1968||September 1979||10 years, 9 months|
|September 1979||February 1988||8 years, 5 months|
|February 1988||October 1995||7 years, 8 months|
|October 1995||April 2007||11 years, 6 months|
|April 2007||February 2009||1 year, 10 months|
|February 2009||July 2012||3 years, 5 months|
|July 2012||May 2013||10 months|
|May 2013||August 2013||3 months|
|August 2013||January 2016||2 years, 6 months|
|February 2016||June 2018||2 years, 4 months|
|4 June 2018||Incumbent||111 days|
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