Commander Nam-young Kim, ROK-Navy. CDR Kim has recently served as the executive officer of the Amphibious Assault Ship, LPH-6111. He was commissioned through the Korean Naval Academy in 1997 and earned a BS in Operation research from the same. CDR Kim graduated from the South Korean National Defense University in 2008 and earned an MA in Military Strategy. He has also graduated from the South Korean Army War College in 2011. Prior to his current assignment, CDR Kim’s operational level assignments include service within the ROK DOD and HQ of the Navy.