Korean cadet tops foreign trainees in exercise with German armyA Korea Military Academy cadet has finished first among foreign trainees in an away training exercise with the German Army.
According to the Korea Military Academy, 23-year-old Cadet Yun Jeong-guk, who was dispatched to the German Army in January 2004, completed officer training with the best grade among all the foreign trainees.
The academy selects one cadet each year to train with the German Army. Mr. Yun was in a group of 18 other trainees from countries outside Germany, including Thailand, Kazakhstan, Albania and Kyrgystan.
While there, Cadet Yun finished 33 months of training, including three months of basic military training, five months of arms-related training, nine months of cadet training, seven months of officer training and hit-and-run attack and air transport training.
“Germany plays an important role in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, and the European Union, and it was a great satisfaction to receive various types of training from strategy to military law, politics and war history here,” Cadet Yun said. “The hit-and-run attack training was the most difficult. During the training, I was responsible for directing those who were left behind by the main body of troops and getting them to rejoin the main body,” he said. “Even half the German cadets failed that four-week long training and I am glad that I passed with good grades.”
The training aims to enhance the relationship between the two countries and allow trainees to acquire advanced military knowledge. Cadet Yun will continue training in Korea and will be commissioned as an officer next March.
by Kim Sung-tak
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