Admiral Boo (부석종) became the 34th CNO of the ROK Navy, taking over the command from Admiral Sim Seung-seob.
The ceremony took place at Kyeryong University Daeyeonjangjang and was attended by major ROK military commanders and naval officers, including Korean Defense Minister Chung Kyung-du.
During the inauguration ceremony, the new CNO, Admiral Boo, took over the Navy flag symbolizing command from the Minister of Justice and began official work.
“The security situation on the Korean Peninsula is changing more dynamically than ever. This a serious time to prepare for not only military threats, but also non-traditional security threats such as COVID-19. While actively pursuing the work, we will endeavor to create a trusted navy as a key axis of strong and competent security. ”
Admiral Boo, Chief of Naval Operation, ROK Navy
“We will build a high-tech science and technology-based naval force, and if we fight, we will build a victorious Navy and an advanced Navy” Admiral Boo added during his address.
Admiral Boo previously served as the ROK Navy’s 2nd Fleet Commander, Head of the ROK Naval Academy and Vice Chairman of the ROK Joint Chief of Staff. He is an expert in the field of maritime and combined operations, having served as the head of the Joint Military Support Division.