September 24, 2023

Kim Jong Gwan made vice minister, MPAF

Another military construction official elevated to senior position after building collapse incident

North Korea has appointed a new vice minister of the People’s Armed Forces, Kim Jong Gwan (김정관). The Korean Central News Agency referred to Kim by this title in two reports published Friday about Kim Jong Un giving field guidance at the May Day Stadium and Wisong Scientists Street in Pyongyang.

Kim joins four others – Kang Phyo Yong, Kim Su Gil, Pyon In Son and Yun Tong Hyon – in the post of vice minister. So Hong Chan holds the more senior position of first vice minister and Jang Jong Nam is the minister of the People’s Armed Forces.