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Colonel Ha, Sung Woo

Chief of Staff - ROK Combined Division

Chief of Staff - ROK Combined Division Colonel Ha, Sung Woo was born in 1971, Jinju City, South Gyungsang Province. He entered the Korea Military Academy in 1989, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics. He was then commissioned as a second lieutenant, Armor officer in March 1993. Upon completing Officer’s Basic Course, his initial assignment was with 32nd Tank Battalion, 20th Mechanized Infantry Division from 1993 to 1994 as a platoon leader, and later as the battalion aviation ops officer. In 1995, COL Ha was assigned as the Aide-de-Camp to the 7th Corps Commander until 1996. From Dec. 1996 to 1998, he was assigned to 60th Brigade, 20th Mechanized Infantry Division as the TREX officer, and later served as the 1st & 3rd Company Commander until 2001, and as the Ops Officer in 20th MID HQ until 2002. From 2002 to 2004, COL Ha was assigned to RSG ROKA Support Group, and later served as commander.

Upon promotion to O-4, COL Ha served as the S-2 & 3 at the same unit until APR 2006. From 2006 to 2007, COL Ha went oversees to study at the Indian Defense Services Staff College. Upon arrival, he was assigned to ROK Army College serving as the Tactics Instructor from 2007 to 2009. He then travelled to United States to engage in higher education at the Joint Forces Staff College in Virginia. After his return, he was assigned as the UFG Exercise Officer at Combined Forces Command from 2009 to 2010.

Upon promotion to O-5, COL Ha was assigned as the tank battalion commander, 25th Infantry Division from 2011 to 2012, and later as the division G3 from 2012 to 2013 at 11th Mechanized Infantry Division. In 2013, COL Ha was assigned to TRADOC as the Training & Education Officer until 2014. Upon promotion to O-6, COL Ha took command as the 16 Mechanized Infantry Brigade, 8th Mechanized Infantry Division from 2015 to 2016.

Currently, COL Ha is serving as the Chief of Staff-ROK, 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-US Combined Division.

COL Ha is married, and has two teenage children. He enjoys playing outdoor sports.

Awards

  • - MINDEF Commendation
  • - Army Chief of Staff Commendation and etc.

Books Published

  • - Strategy – Yearning the Perfect Triumph
  • - Operation of Armored Capability through the History of War and etc.

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