COL Hui "Chae" Kim


Colonel Hui “Chae” Kim, the Deputy Assistant Commandant Reserve Component to the United States Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School spent his entire Army career in the Army Reserve and accepted an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) tour in September 2006. Prior to accepting the AGR tour, his civilian career was in chemical demilitarization at Dugway Proving Grounds and Tooele Army Depot, Utah in neutralization and incineration of chemical munitions stockpile.


Colonel Kim enlisted into the U.S. Army Reserve and received his commission as a Second Lieutenant from the Reserve Officer Training Corp department at Missouri State University. His military education includes the Chemical Officer Basic and Chemical Advance course. He is a graduate of the 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, Joint and Combined Warfighter School – Hybrid, Master’s in Strategic Studies from United States Army War College, and Senior Managers Course in National Security at George Washington University. He earned a Masters of Organizational Management from University of Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Utah.


Prior to this assignment, he served as the Garrison Commander of United States Army Garrison Fort McCoy, WI, Deputy Commander of the 303d Maneuver Enhancement Brigade with the 9th Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Pacific Command (USARPAC) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Prior to USARPAC, COL Kim served as Battalion Commander of the 490th CBRN Battalion at Anniston, AL. He also served as the Total Force Integrator for Operational Strategic Maneuver Support with the Concepts Organization Doctrine Development Division at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri as well as Deputy Commander of the 774th Civil Support Team in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He deployed with the 3d Expeditionary Sustainment Command to Iraq. As a company grade officer, he served in various locations as Company Commander, Operations Officer, Mobilization Officer, and Logistics Officer.


Among his awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak-leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal with second oak-leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal with second oak-leaf cluster, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Ribbon, Army Superior Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Parachutist Badge and German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge.