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▲ Professor Cho Dong-yeon of Seogyeong University, who was appointed as the new co-permanent election chairperson of the Democratic Party of Korea. Provided by Democrats

Professor Dong-Yeon Cho appointed as co-election committee member
Two-Top with CEO Song Young-Gil
17 years of military service after graduation
Space industry innovation expert, military strategist

Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung announced on the 29th that he had hired Dong-yeon Jo (39), a 39-year-old professor from Seogyeong University, a space industry expert from the military and a ‘working mom’ in his 30s, as the co-chair of the standing election.

Following the appointment of an 18-year-old female high school student as the co-chair of the ‘Gwangju Election Committee,’ a female expert in her 30s was recruited to the central election committee.

The Democratic Party introduced the new Chairman Cho as a space industry innovation mentor and military strategist.

The Democratic Party, where Song Young-gil, the president of the Democratic Party, had led the election as the permanent election chairperson, has established a system as a co-standing election chairperson with this election.

The Democratic Party’s election committee will hold a press conference on the 30th to announce the method of finding talent and future schedules.

Professor Cho is expected to serve as the permanent election chairperson along with Song Young-gil, and to play a separate role in his field of specialization, such as future security strategy.

Although it is the main support group of the Democratic Party, it is interpreted as a stepping stone to secure a female support group, which is considered a weakness for Lee.

Cho Dong-yeon, a professor at Seogyeong University, has been appointed as the new co-permanent election chairperson of the Democratic Party of Korea.  Provided by Democrats

▲ Professor Cho Dong-yeon of Seogyeong University, who was appointed as the new co-permanent election chairperson of the Democratic Party of Korea. Provided by Democrats

17 years of military service after graduating from 6th… Space industry innovation expert, military strategist

Professor Cho is the first outside talent in the Democratic Party’s election campaign. Previously, an 18-year-old high school girl (Jinhee Nam, 3rd grader at Gwangju Girls’ High School) was selected as the co-chair of the first regional election committee ‘Gwangju Grand Transition Election Committee’.

Cho, who was born in 1982, is a space industry innovation mentor and military strategist.

He graduated from the Military Academy in 2004 and obtained master’s degrees from Kyunghee University and Harvard University in the United States.

He served for 17 years in the Iraqi Zaytun Division, the ROK-US Combined Forces Command, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Policy Planning Office, and the Army Headquarters Policy Office.

Since 2020, he has been inaugurated as the director of the Future Defense Technology Startup Center at Seokyeong University. He was recognized for his expertise in the security field by serving as an advisor to the Korea-U.S. Alliance Foundation and as an advisor to the UN Peacekeeping Ministerial Meeting in 2021.

By Kim Chae-hyun, staff reporter [email protected]

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