Korea Air Force Academy
: 공군사관학교, Hanja
: 空軍士官學校) is a Republic of Korea Air Force
institution for the undergraduate education and military training of officers. It is located at Cheongju
, South Korea
. The current superintendent of the Academy is Lieutenant General
Oh, Chang Hwan.
Seongmudae (, Hanja
: 星武臺, literally Military Star Base) is another name of the academy.
The Academy was founded as the Aviation Academy () at Gimpo
which later in the same year was renamed into its current name. During the Korean War
, the Academy was moved to Mosulpo Base, Jeju
and again to Jinhae
. The Academy was given its other name Seongmudae in 1966
by the president Park Chung-hee
. In 1985
the Academy was moved to its current base in Cheongju.
KAFA became the first of the three Korean military academies
to allow female cadets to enter in 1997
., The Chosun Ilbo
. February 2, 1996.
The campus is located in the central part of the country at Cheongju
Cadet Wing, Faculty Board and the Base Group are the main divisions along with the Academy Head Quarters, Administration Division, and Academic Information Centre.
Cadets of the Academy do not have to pay any tuition but need to serve at... Read More