Col. Hui “Chae” Kim assumed duties as Garrison Commander at Fort McCoy May 19, 2018. Immediately prior to this assignment he served as Deputy Commander of the 303d Maneuver Enhancement Brigade with the 9th Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Pacific Command, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Kim earned a master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Utah, and a master's degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa. His military education includes the Chemical Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Army Force Management Course, Capabilities Development Course, Reserve Component National Security Course, Defense Strategy Course, and the U.S. Army War College.
After enlisting in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1989, he received a commission from Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo., Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program. Kim served in various locations as Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Operations Officer, Mobilization Officer, and Logistics Officer. He also served as the Total Force Integrator for Operational Strategic Maneuver Support with the Concepts Organization Doctrine Development Division, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; Deputy Commander of the 774th Civil Support Team in Kaiserslautern, Germany; and Battalion Commander for the 490th Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Battalion, Anniston, Ala. He deployed with the 3d Expeditionary Sustainment Command to Iraq in 2008 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Ribbon, Army Superior Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Parachutist Badge, and German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency.