Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs (South Korea)

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Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs
Hangul 국가
Hanja 國家
Revised Romanization Gukga Bohun Cheo
McCune–Reischauer Kukka Pohun Ch'ŏ
Headquarters in Sejong

The Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs (MPVA, Hangul : 국가보훈처) is a government ministry of South Korea which handles veterans. It was established in August 1961 as the Soldiers' Affairs Agency.

Minister Period
1st Min Byong-kwon Jul 6, 1961 – Jan 31, 1963
2nd Yoon Young-mo Feb 1, 1963 ~ May 10, 1964
3rd Kim Byung-sam May 11, 1964 – May 15, 1965
4th Park Ki-suk May 16, 1965 – Dec 21, 1970
5th Chang Dong-won Dec 22, 1970 – Oct 18, 1973
6th Yoo Kun-chang Oct 19, 1973 – Dec 20, 1977
7th Kim Jae-myong Dec 21, 1977 – May 22, 1980
8th Lee Jong-ho May 23, 1980 – Oct 15, 1983
9th Cho Chul-kwon Oct 16, 1983 – Feb 18, 1985
10th Choi Jong-ho Feb 19, 1985 – Jan 7, 1986
11th Kim Keun-soo Jan 8, 1986 – Feb 24, 1988
12th Jun Suk-hong Feb 25, 1988 – Dec 5, 1988
13th Lee Sang-yeon Dec 6, 1988 – Dec 26, 1990
14th Min Gyung-bae Dec 27, 1990 – Feb 25, 1993
15th Rhee Byoung-tae Feb 26, 1993 – Dec 21, 1993
16th Lee Chung-kil Dec 22, 1993 – Dec 23, 1994
17th Hwang Chang-pyeong Dec 24, 1994 – Dec 19, 1996
18th Oh Jung-so Dec 20, 1996 – Mar 5, 1997
19th Park Sang-bum Mar 6, 1997 – Mar 3, 1998
20th Kim Eui-jae Mar 9, 1998 – Mar 2, 1999
21st Choi Kyu-hak Mar 6, 1999 – Aug 28, 2000
22nd Kim Yoo-bae Aug 29, 2000 – Apr 1, 2001
23rd Lee Jae-dal Apr 2, 2001 – Mar 2, 2003
24th An Joo-seob Mar 3, 2003 – Sep 23, 2004
25th Park Yu-chul Sep 24, 2004 – Apr 19, 2007
26th Kim Jung-bok Apr 20, 2007 – Feb 28, 2008
27th Kim Yang Mar 3, 2009 – Feb 23, 2011
28th Park sung-choon Feb 24, 2011 – May 11, 2017
29th Pi Woo-Jin May 17, 2017 –

Timeline[edit]

  • July 5, 1961 – Act for Establishment of Military Relief Administration enacted[1]
  • May 12, 1962 – Veterans Office Military Relief Office was renamed to Veterans Office, and branch office became regional offices, and 25 local agencies were upgraded to district offices
  • January 1, 1985 – Veterans Affairs Agency became Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, regional offices became regional veterans offices or branch veterans offices, and Veterans Committee 4.19 Cemetery Management Office was created
  • February 19, 1993 – The posts of Director-Generals of Veterans Policy and Veterans Promotion were created
  • January 28, 1995 – 4.19 Cemetery Management Office was created
  • September 14, 2002 – City-administered 5.18 cemetery Office and 3.15 cemetery Office were transferred to MPVA and two cemeteries’ level was elevated to national cemetery from municipal cemetery
  • May 24, 2004 – The Veterans Bureau was newly established to help veterans make a smoother transition to civilian life
  • May 18, 2005 – The Independence Hall was transferred to MPVA from Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
  • January 26, 2006 – The National Daejeon Cemetery was transferred to MPVA from Ministry of Defense
  • January 14, 2007 – Veterans Centers in Seoul, Busan, Daejeon were created
  • July 7, 2011 – Veterans Center in Gyeonggi was created

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of MPVA > Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs". english.mpva.go.kr. Retrieved 2018-05-03.

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