Name in Full : Kim, Sang-Tae

Date of Birth : March 13, 1930

Home Address
 103-406 Daerim Apt., #501 Daebang-Dong, Dongjack-Ku, 
 Seoul, 156-761 Korea

Religion : Roman Catholic

Families :
 Spouse/Kim, Ji-Eun, One daughter/Na-Kyung and
 Two sons/Ho-Koon and Ho-Sung

Education and Training :

1953

Graduated from Air Force Academy

1959

Completed Aviation Safety Course, University of Southern California

1962

Completed Squadron Officers School, Air University, USAF

1962

Completed Academic Instructors Course, Air University, USAF

1964

Completed Command & Staff Officers Course, Air Force College,ROKAF

1970

Graduated from National Defense College

1975

Completed Advanced Management Course, Seoul National University

1977

Completed Administration Management Graduated Course, Kyung-Hee University

Career :

1962

Chief Flying Safety Officer, 10th Fighter Wing; Major

1963

Commander, 102nd Fighter Squadron, 10th FTR WG; Lt. Col.

1966

Director, Operations Planning Div., HQ., ROKAF; Col.

1967

Director, Operations Division, HQ., ROKAF; Col.

1968

Deputy Commander for Operations, 11th Fighter Wing

1970

Deputy Director, Directorate of operations, HQ., ROKAF

1971

Director of Operations, DCS/Operations, HQ., ROKAF

1972

Commander, 1st Fighter Wing; Brigadier General

1974

Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, HQ., ROKAF; Major General

1976

Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning, HQ., ROKAF

1977

Commander, Air Force Logistics Command

1979

Commander, Combat Air Command and Vice Commander, ROK/US Air Component Command, ROK/US Combined Forces Command; Lieutenant General

1981

Vice Chief of Staff, HQ., ROKAF

1982

Chief of Staff, Republic of Korea Air Force; General ;

1984

Retired from Active Duty; Executive member, Institute for National Security and Foreign Affairs

1985

Ambassador to Republic of China

1990

Retired from MOFA

1991

Vice President, Korea Veterans Association

1992

President, Koreas Institute of Aerospace Strategics-Study and Advanced Technologies Corporation

1999

Vice President, ROK Admiral & General Association

2002 ~2004

Chairman of Boramhoe (Air Force Veterans Association)

2006 ~2007

Served as Chairman of the Association of Korea's Retired Generals and Admirals

2008

Serving as Chairman of Korea's Gymnasts Association


Awards and Decorations :
 
Minister of National Defense Citation
 Order of National Security Merit, Samil
 Order of National Security Merit, Chunsu
 Flying Cross Medal of Republic of China
 Presidential Citation
 Legion of Merit, U.S.A.
 Order of National Security Merit, Guk Sun
 Order of National Security Merit, Tongil
 Order of Military Merit, Chungmu
 Legion of Merit of U.S.A.( Commanders Degree )
 Flying Grand Cross Medal of Spain
 Flying Cross Medal of Italy 
 Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon( R.O.C )

Flying Record : 
 
a total of 4,000 flying hours on AT-6, F-51, F-86, F-5 and F-4 Aircraft
 and orientation Flying on F-16, F-15 F-111 and B-52 Aircraft.

Social Association :
 Frequent association with military personnel, active and retired, of all
 branches of services, high ranking government officials,
 congressmen, industry executives and college professors who have
 been acquainted with through out the past carrier in the military
 service and educational institutes.

 No connection with any specific political parties.

 Actively Participate in many social associations and gatherings such
 as Korea Veterans Association, alumni gatherings and seminars, etc.