Chief of Naval Operations (South Korea)

The Chief of Naval Operations of the Republic of Korea (Korean: 대한민국 해군참모총장, Hanja: 大韓民國海軍參謀總長), shorten as CNO, is the professional head of the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) since its foundation in 1948, originally held by a vice admiral,[1] then by an admiral since 1968.[2]

The appointment of the CNO, along with the Chiefs of Staff of the Army, Chiefs of Staff of the Air Force and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is referred to the State Council of South Korea for deliberation according to Article 89, Constitution of South Korea.[3]

Chief of Naval Operations of the Republic of Korea
대한민국 해군참모총장
Naval jack of South Korea
Naval Jack of the Republic of Korea Navy
Navy (ROKN) Admiral Sim Seung-seob 해군대장 심승섭 (US Navy photo 181011-N-TB148-0110 JEJU ISLAND, Republic of Korea)
Incumbent
Admiral Sim Seung-seob

since 19 July 2018
Ministry of National Defense
AbbreviationCNO
Member ofJoint Chiefs of Staff
Reports toChairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Formation5 September 1948
First holderVice Admiral Sohn Won-yil

List of the Chiefs of Naval Operations

No. Portrait Name Names in Hangul Rank Term of Office Ref.
1 Sohn Won Yil 1948 Sohn Won-yil 손원일 Vice Admiral 5 September 1948 ~ 30 June 1953
2 Navy (ROKN) Vice Admiral Park Ok-kyu 해군중장 박옥규 (19540206 한미고위회담진해서 동아일보) Park Ok-kyu[1] 박옥규 Vice Admiral 30 June 1953 ~ 1 November 1954
3 3rdCNO Chong Kung-mo[1] 정긍모 Vice Admiral 1 November 1954 ~ 3 November 1954
4 Navy-personnel-icon Lee Yong-woon 이용운 Vice Admiral 23 February 1959 ~ 28 September 1960
5 Navy (ROKN) Vice Admiral Lee Sung-ho 海軍中將李成浩 해군중장 이성호 (19611023 中央日報) Lee Sung-ho 이성호 Vice Admiral 28 September 1960 ~ 28 September 1962
6 Navy-personnel-icon Lee Maeng-kee[4]:p256 이맹기 Vice Admiral 28 September 1962 ~ 10 September 1964
7 Navy (ROKN) Vice Admiral Hahm Myong-soo 해군중장 함명수 (NH 104908 Korean Chief of Naval Operations visits Norfolk, Virginia) Hahm Myong-soo 함명수 Vice Admiral 10 September 1964 ~ 1 September 1966
8 Navy-personnel-icon Kim Yong-kwan[1] 김영관 Admiral 1 September 1966 ~ 1 April 1969 First CNO to reach the rank of Admiral (since 1968)[2]
9 Navy-personnel-icon Chang Chi-su[1] 장지수 Admiral 1 April 1969 ~ 1 April 1972
10 Navy-personnel-icon Kim Kyu-sop[1] 김규섭 Admiral 1 April 1972 ~ 28 February 1974
11 Navy-personnel-icon Hwang Chong-yon[1] 황정연 Admiral 28 February 1974 ~ 17 April 1979
12 Navy-personnel-icon Kim Chong-kon 김종곤 Admiral 17 April 1979 ~ 14 May 1981
13 Navy-personnel-icon Lee Un-su[1] 이은수 Admiral 14 May 1981 ~ 28 December 1982
14 Navy (ROKN) Admiral Oh Kyung-hwan 해군대장 오경환 (NH 105149-KN Admiral William J. Crowe, USN Admiral Kyung Hwan Oh) Oh Kyung-hwan 오경환 Admiral 28 December 1982 ~ 1984 September 4
15 Navy-personnel-icon Choe Sang-hwa[1] 최상화 Admiral 4 September 1984 ~ 4 September 1987
16 Navy-personnel-icon Kim Chong-ho[1] 김종호 Admiral 4 September 1987 ~ 4 September 1989
17 Navy-personnel-icon Kim Chong-ho[1] 김종호 Admiral 4 September 1989 ~ 4 September 1991
18 Navy-personnel-icon Kim Chul-woo[5]:p202 김철우 Admiral 4 September 1991 ~ 26 May 1993
19 Navy-personnel-icon Kim Hong-yeol[5]:p219 김홍렬 Admiral 26 May 1993 ~ 1 April 1995
20 Navy-personnel-icon An Pyong-tae[5]:p412 안병태 Admiral 1 April 1995 ~ 1 April 1997
21 Navy-personnel-icon Yu Sam-nam[5]:p457 유삼남 Admiral 1 April 1997 ~ 1 April 1999
22 Navy-personnel-icon Lee Soo-yong[5]:p550 이수용 Admiral 1 April 1999 ~ 31 March 2001
23 Navy-personnel-icon Chang Jeong-kil[5]:p654 장정길 Admiral 1 April 2001 ~ 31 March 2003
24 Navy-personnel-icon Moon Jeong-il 문정일 Admiral 1 April 2003 ~ 29 March 2005
25 Navy-personnel-icon Nam Hae-il 남해일 Admiral 29 March 2005 ~ 17 November 2006
26 170919-A-ZZ999-001 MINDEF Song 국방장관 송영무 Song Young-moo 송영무 Admiral 17 November 2006 ~ 20 March 2008
27 Navy (ROKN) Admiral Jung Ok-keun 해군대장 정옥근 (US Navy 090707-N-8273J-067) Jung Ok-keun 정옥근 Admiral 20 March 2008 ~ 19 March 2010
28 Navy (ROKN) Admiral Kim Sung-chan 해군대장 김성찬 (2010.12.16 군 지휘부 (7445960896)) Kim Sung-chan 김성찬 Admiral 19 March 2010 ~ 17 October 2011
29 Republic of Korea Navy Adm. Choi Yoon Hee Choi Yoon-hee 최윤희 Admiral 17 October 2011 ~ 28 September 2013
30 Navy (ROKN) Admiral Hwang Ki-chul 해군대장 황기철 (140730-D-NI589-006 (14602326287).jpg) Hwang Ki-chul 황기철 Admiral 28 September 2013 ~ 27 February 2015
31 Navy (ROKN) Admiral Jung Ho-sub 해군대장 정호섭 (US Navy photo 160804-N-ES994-048) Jung Ho-sub 정호섭 Admiral 27 February 2015 ~ 22 September 2016
32 Navy (ROKN) Admiral Um Hyun-seong 해군대장 엄현성 (US Navy photo 170905-N-TB148-264, 20170905 International Seapower Symposium) Um Hyun-seong 엄현성 Admiral 22 September 2016 ~ 19 July 2018
33 Navy (ROKN) Admiral Sim Seung-seob 해군대장 심승섭 (US Navy photo 181011-N-TB148-0110 JEJU ISLAND, Republic of Korea) Sim Seung-seob 심승섭 Admiral 19 July 2018 ~

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Korea Annual 1998 (35th Annual ed.). Yonhap News Agency. 1998. p. 376.
  2. ^ a b "金榮寬 해참총장" (in Korean). Kyunghyang Shinmun. 1968-12-25. p. 2.
  3. ^ "Constitution of the Republic of Korea". Board of Audit and Inspection. Archived from the original on 2016-05-25.
  4. ^ 한국인명사전 (in Korean). 영합통신. 1989-05-20.
  5. ^ a b c d e f 한국인명사전 (in Korean). 영합연감. 1999-04-30.
Republic of Korea Navy

The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN; Korean: 대한민국 해군), also known as the ROK Navy or South Korean navy, is the naval warfare service branch of the South Korean armed forces, responsible for naval and amphibious operations. The ROK Navy includes the Republic of Korea Marine Corps, which functions as a branch of the Navy. The ROK Navy has about 70,000 regular personnel including 29,000 Republic of Korea Marines. There are about 150 commissioned ships with the ROK Navy (a total displacement of about 215,000 tonnes). The naval aviation force consists of about 70 fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. The ROK Marine Corps has about 300 tracked vehicles including assault amphibious vehicles.

The Republic of Korea Navy was established as the Marine Defense Group on November 11, 1945 after Korea was liberated from the Empire of Japan on August 15, 1945. Since the Korean War, the South Korean navy had concentrated its efforts on building naval forces to counteract the North Korean navy. As South Korea's economy grew, the ROK Navy was able to locally build larger and better equipped fleets to deter aggression, to protect the sea lines of communication, and to support the nation's foreign policy. As part of its mission, the ROK Navy has engaged in several peacekeeping operations since the turn of the 21st century. The ROK Navy aims to become a blue-water navy in the 2020s.

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