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Yoo 1st Korean-American U.S. general

By 황주리

Published : Feb. 10, 2011 - 18:49

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Daniel D. Yoo, a Korean-American Marine Corps Colonel, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

According to a U.S. Department of Defense press release Wednesday, Yoo has been nominated as one of the 12 colonels for brigadier general. He is currently serving on the military fellows council on foreign relations in Garden City, New York.

The U.S. rank of brigadier general is ratified by the federal assembly and the U.S. president takes charge of the final appointment. 
Daniel D. Yoo Daniel D. Yoo

Yoo graduated from Arizona State University, earned his master’s at U.S. Naval War College and served as a former national security affairs fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University.

He has also served as a career infantry officer and most recently as a commander of 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division at Camp Schwab in Okinawa, Japan. He was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as commander of the Regional Corps Advisory Command Central 3-7, 201st Corps, Afghan National Army from July 2009 to April 2010, and received a bronze star last July.

Yoo’s expertise is in national security, military strategy, special operations, irregular warfare and homeland defense.