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Field Inspection of Command of KPA Unit 6556

KCNA report from 2 February 2011

Kim Jong Il Inspects Command of KPA Unit

[KCNA, February 2, 2011]

Pyongyang – Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, inspected the command of KPA Unit 6556.

He dropped in at the operation command room to learn in detail about the performance of the unit’s duty.

He was greatly satisfied to see all servicepersons of the unit performing their guard duty in a responsible manner, closely following the enemies’ moves for aggression. He appreciated their efforts and set forth important tasks to be fulfilled by the unit to boost its combat capability in everyway.

Going round the rooms for the study of military affairs, he acquainted himself with commanding officers’ training.

He noted with satisfaction that the unit is preparing all its commanding officers as competent officers capable of skillfully organizing and commanding any difficult combat duty in a modern warfare. He underscored the need for the unit to thoroughly establish the revolutionary trait of training so that all the commanding officers may acquire commanding ability as required by the modern warfare.

He looked round soldiers’ hall and other cultural and educational facilities to learn about how the political work is conducted among soldiers there.

Walking the compound of the premise of the command which looks like a park, he learned about the management of the unit.

The unit has brought remarkable changes in all aspects including combat and political training and unit management, he said, praising the shining feats of the unit which has displayed valor as lifeguards standing on the first line of the class struggle, while sharing destiny with the party for the victory in the revolutionary cause.

Then he made the rounds of a mess hall, kitchen, non-staple food store and other supply service facilities to pay deep attention to soldiers’ living.

He praised the commanding officers of the unit for having provided soldiers with good living conditions with a correct viewpoint on the supply service.

He had a photo session with the soldiers of the unit.

Accompanying him were Kim Jong Un, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, KPA General Kim Jong Gak, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK, and first vide director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, Jang Song Thaek, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK and vice-chairman of the NDC, KPA General Kim Won Hong, member of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, and KPA General Hyon Chol Hae, member of the C.C., the WPK.

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