SEOUL, South Korea on Monday replaced the Army and Air Force chiefs in a regular reshuffle of top uniformed officers, as its military seeks to maintain robust readiness amid peace efforts with North Korea.

The defense ministry said that LT. Gen. Suh Wook, chief director of operations at the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), was tapped as the new Army chief of staff to replace Gen. Kim Yong-woo, who has led the armed service since August 2017.

Lt. Gen. Won In-choul, the vice JCS chairman, was named to head the Air Force in place of Gen. Lee Wang-keun, who was appointed to the top post also in August 2017.

Source: Yonhap news Agency