Kim Sung-il (general)

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Kim Sung-il
Born (1948-08-24) August 24, 1948 (age 70)
Jinhae, South Gyeongsang
Nationality South Korea
Occupation Military personnel
Kim Sung-il
Hangul 김성일
Hanja 金成一
Revised Romanization Gim Seong-il
McCune–Reischauer Kim Sŏng-il

Kim Sung-il (Hangul : 김성일) is a former Chief of Staff of the Republic of Korea Air Force. He was born on August 24, 1948, and attended the Korea Air Force Academy and Korea National Defense University. He served as commander of the 11th Wing and the Aerospace Project Group, and later became the Director of Korea Defense Intelligence Agency, [1] a position traditionally held by Army generals [2]

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