May 15, 2017

Jeh Seung Yoo

Lt General (Ret) ROK Army
Former Deputy Minister for Policy
Ministry of National Defense
Republic of Korea


ICAS Fellow

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Jeh Seung Yoo has been named ICAS Fellow, effective immediately.

Former Deputy Minister Yoo was commissioned as an Army infantry lieutenant upon graduation from the Korea Military Academy in 1979 (KMA 35th Class). He studied in the German Officer School (1976~1978) as a cadet. Jeh Seung retired from active duty after 40 years of military service. He earned his Master's degree in Business Administration from Yeung Nam University (1983) and he received his Doctorate in History from the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany in 2003.

Among his major assignments, Jeh Seung has served as Commander, ROK Army Training and Doctrine Command; Commander, 8th ROK Army Corps; Director General for Policy Planning Bureau at the Ministry of National Defense; Commander, 11th Mechanized Infantry Division; Deputy C5, ROK-US Combined Forces Command; Deputy Director for Strategic Planning, ROK Joint Chief of Staff; Chief of Military Strategy, ROK Joint Chief of Staff; Commander, 62nd Brigade, 20th Mechanized Infantry Division; and Commander, 2nd Battalion, 29th Regiment, 9th Infantry Division.

Jeh Seung has been decorated many times over his military career. His awards and decorations include the Gukseon Medal (the second highest of the Order of National Security Merit, 2011), the U.S. Legion of Merit (2008), and the German Silver Cross of Honor (2002).

He is the author of the book The Korean War Never Ended (2013). Jeh Seung has also translated three classic volumes from German to Korean: Strategy and Tactics by Günther Blumentritt (1994); The Second World War by Andreas Hillgruber (1996); and On War by Carl von Clausewitz (1998).

Jeh Seung is married and has one daughter, Jae Eun, and one son, Suk Hwan.

Thank you.