Hyong Uk Kim

Stripes Korea

Name: Col. (R) Hyong Uk Kim

Unit:  35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade

Job title: Community Relations Officer

Job description and its impact on the overall mission: Mr. Kim coordinates community engagements between civilian and military personnel which facilitates cultural understanding and strengthens U.S and ROK partnerships. Mr. Kim's service is crucial to the strong alliance between the 35th ADA, the ROK military, and the local community.

Time in the military: 30 years service, retired ROK Marine Corps

Time at Osan: Mr. Kim has served 10 years as a local national civilian employee of the 35th ADA BDE. Mr. Kim's tireless dedication to the brigade has been integral to the sustainment of the longstanding partnerships forged between the U.S and local ROK community and warrants recognition.

Family: Spouse: Hokyong Park, Children: Yonji Kim (Daughter), Sunkuk Kim (Son)

Hometown: Jeonju, ROK

Hobbies:  Travelling

Why did you join the military? I wanted the status that came with military service.

Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years? Spending time with my grandchildren.

What do you do for fun here?  Travelling and I truly enjoy coming to work and doing my job here at 35th ADA.

What's your favorite Air Force memory or story?  My favorite memories are the many ceremonies I have had the honor of attending with 35th ADA personnel.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Retiring from the ROK Marine Corps as a Colonel with an unblemished reputation.

Who are your role models?
The former Republic of Korea President, President Park Chung-hee

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