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President Moon appoints new JCS chief

All Headlines 10:25 October 12, 2018

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in appointed Gen. Park Han-ki new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) on Friday.

The 58-year-old former commander of the Army Second Operations Command replaced Jeong Kyeong-doo, who was recently appointed new defense minister.

The National Assembly on Wednesday endorsed Park's appointment.

Moon also appointed Hwang In-gwon as Park's successor.

President Moon Jae-in (R) appoints Gen. Park Han-ki as the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in a ceremony held at his office Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on Oct. 12, 2018. (Yonhap)

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