|Occupation||Minister of People's Armed Forces|
|Revised Romanization||Jang Jeong-nam|
Jang was made colonel general on the occasion of Kim Il-sung's 99th birthday in April 2011. He delivered a speech on the first anniversary of Kim Jong-il's death in December 2012 pledging loyalty to Kim Jong-un and threatening to "ravine [the enemies] into their death pitfall when the hour of decisive battle comes". He was identified as general and commander of the forward-deployed 1st Army Corps of the Korean People's Army on that occasion.
Jang was unexpectedly appointed minister of the People's Armed Forces in early May 2013. He is the third defence minister appointed by Kim Jong-un since taking control of North Korea in December 2011 (Kim Jong-il only replaced two defence ministers in his 17-year leadership). He was replaced in June 2014.
- "揭秘：朝鲜人民武装力量部新部长张正男" [Secret: New Minister of the People's Armed Forces of North Korea, Zhang Zhengnan]. Xinhua News (in Chinese). 2013-05-14. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
- Mundy, Simon (13 May 2013). "N Korea replaces armed forces minister". Financial Times. Retrieved 2013-05-14.
- "KPA Holds Memorial and Loyalty Meeting On KJI Death Anniversary". North Korea Leadership Watch. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
- "North Korea Defense Minister Kim Kyok Sik Replaced With Jang Jong Nam". Huffington Post. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
| Minister of the People's Armed Forces