Boo Suk-jong

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Boo Suk-jong (Korean: 부석종; Hanja: 夫石鍾; born 8 January 1964) is a former South Korean Navy Admiral who served as its Chief of Naval Operations under President Moon Jae-in from 2020 to 2021.[1] He is the first Jeju Island native to lead the Navy.[2]

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Boo Suk-jong
Admiral Boo Suk-jong
Chief of Naval Operations
In office
10 April 2020  16 December 2021
PresidentMoon Jae-in
Preceded bySim Seung-seob
Succeeded byKim Jung-soo
Personal details
Born (1964-01-08) 8 January 1964 (age 59)
Jeju, South Korea
Alma materKorea Naval Academy
Kyungnam University
Military service
AllegianceFlag_of_South_Korea.svg South Korea
Branch/serviceFlag_of_the_Republic_of_Korea_Navy.svg Republic of Korea Navy
Years of service1986-2021
Rank19.SKN-ADM.svg Admiral
CommandsChief of Naval Operations
Joint Staff Military Support Center
Korea Naval Academy
2nd Fleet
Jeju Naval Base Construction Project Group
21st Destroyer Task Group
ROKS Wang Geon (DDH-978)

Before being promoted to the head of Navy in 2020, Boo had served at Joint Chiefs of Staff as head of its Military Support Center from November 2018.[1]