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President Chun Doo-Hwan
(1980-1988)
 
 

Name in Full Chun Doo-Hwan
Date of Birth January 18, 1931 Place of Birth Hapcheon, South GyeongSang Province
Academic Background
Period Name of School Major Remarks
-1951 DaeGu Technical High School    
-1955 Military Academy   11th Graduation
-1959 Senior Adjutant Academy    
-1960 Infantry Academy  
-1965 Military Staff College    
-1984 Pepperdine University   Honorary Doctorate Political
Personal History
Period career history
1955- Appointment to the rank of Lieutenant, Korean Army
1961- Assistant Manager, Special Task Force, Army Headquarters
1961- Civil Service Secretary for Presidential Supreme Council
1963- Manager, Human Affairs, Intelligence Agency
1963- Staff Officer, Human Affairs, Army Headquarters
1966- Vice Commandant, 1st Airborne Special Operation Brigade
1967- The 30th General of the Capital Defense Headquarters
1969- Chief Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Army
1970- Commander, 29th Brigade, 9th division
1971- Chief of 1st Airborne Special Operations Brigade (Brigadier General)
1973- Brigadier General, Korean Army
1976- Deputy-chief of guards for the Blue House (Presidential Residence)
1977- Promoted to Major General
1978- Commander, 1st Division
1979-1980 Chief of Military Police for the National Army
1980- Promoted to Lieutenant General
1980-1980 Acting Director, Korean Central Intelligence Agency
1980- Permanent Chairman, Legislative Council for National Security
1980- Promoted to General
1980- Retires from Active Duty with the rank of General
1980-1981 The 11th President of Korea
1981-1988 The 12th President of Korea
1981-1987 The 1st President of the MinJeong Party
1987- 1988 Honorary President of the MinJeong Party
1988-1988 President, National Veterans Advisory Council
1992- Adviser for holy grounds project of Yeosu- Suncheon Patriotic Martyr Remains for Junggun, Ahn