North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Promotions List Issued for Sun’s Day

A military promotions list was issued on April 14 (Fridayday), ahead of  Sun’s Day[April 15] (Kim Il Sung’s birth anniversary).  In his capacity as Korean People’s Army [KPA] Supreme Commander, Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) […]

Apr, 14

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides SOF Contest

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the fifth session of the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly on April 11 DPRK state media reported on April 13 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed […]

Apr, 13

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with Military Education Officers’ Meeting Participants

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was at the 7th National Meeting of KPA Military Education Officers DPRK state media reported on November 7 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo-op […]

Nov, 08

Kim Jong Un Observes AA Rocket Exercises

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Pyongyang Catfish Farm DPRK state media reported on November 3 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed anti-air rocket exercises.  Also in attendance […]

Nov, 03

Expanded Central Military Commission Meeting Held

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of an island landing drill in the West Sea DPRK state media reported on February 23 (Monday) that an expanded meeting of the Workers’ Party […]

Feb, 23

Military Promotions Effected for the Day of the Shining Star

  On February 14 (Saturday), Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) promoted 27 Korean People’s Army [KPA] commanders to mark the birth anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il).  Among those on the […]

Feb, 15

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