Posted April. 24, 2017 07:32,
Updated April. 24, 2017 07:35
Since 2012 when Maj. Kim went to the U.S. to study, he has been awarded the top prize as a representative of the College of Engineering and received the citation from the university president for four consecutive years, upgrading Korea’s national status to a higher level. On top of that, 10 out of 17 papers that he has contributed appeared the Science Citation Index (SCI) journals. “When I return to Korea, I want to contribute to developing military facilities as a civil engineer who is good at both theory and practice,” said Maj. Kim who has also received professional engineer's license.
Maj. Kim Gwang-deok received the prize for his excellence at a graduation ceremony of the Joint Forces Staff College last month. The prize is given to an American and a foreign officer who have achieved the best records at the 11-week comprehensive evaluation of training program. Maj. Kim ranked second out of 44 entire trainees.
Having attained good records in U.S. civil military operation program last month, Maj. Kim Geun-jae awarded Army Commendation Medal from U.S. Army Special Warfare School, according to the army.