President Moon appoints new Navy chief

SEOUL, July 19 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in on Thursday appointed Adm. Sim Seung-seob as the new Navy chief in a ceremony at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae.

The ceremony came three days after Adm. Sim was tapped as the new chief of naval operations. It also involved Sim's family, including his wife and son, according to Cheong Wa Dae pool reports.

The 55-year-old replaced Um Hyun-seong, who had served in the top post of the Navy since 2016.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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