The Chosun Ilbo reports that a Korean American has been named chief of staff of the US Defense Department.
Rexon Ryu served as an aide to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel from 2005-2009 when Hagel was a senator.
Ryu’s was born in California and his father is Korean.
Foreign Policy Magazine described Ryu as someone who “knows the Hill, and most importantly, he understands the way the secretary thinks and meshes well with his leadership style.”
You can read about some of the challenges Ryu will face in the Chosun Ilbo.