Yoon Kwang-ung

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Yoon Kwang-ung
Yoon Kwang-ung2006.jpg
Korean name
Hangul 윤광웅
Hanja 尹光雄
Revised Romanization Yun Gwang-ung
McCune–Reischauer Yun Kwang-ung

Yoon Kwang-ung (born October 13, 1942 in Busan) is a retired Vice Admiral of the Republic of Korea Navy & former South Korean Minister of National Defense.[1] He held the 39th to hold the post, which he entered in July 2004 after being appointed by president Roh Moo-hyun. He graduated from Busan Commercial High School in 1961 and from the ROK Naval Academy in 1966.[2] He served in various positions in the Navy from 1985 to 2000; thereafter, he worked for three years as an advisor to Hyundai Heavy Industries.

Yoon has been awarded various honors, including the US Legion of Merit and the Korean Order of National Security Merit.

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  1. ^ 윤광웅 (in Korean). Nate people. Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  2. ^ 새 국방장관에 윤광웅 보좌관 내정 Archived June 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.

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