Korean defense officials to visit UofL


    LOUISVILLE, Ky.—A delegation of South Korean defense officials will visit the University of Louisville’s Army ROTC program Sept. 17.

    The officials first will tour the ROTC program and then will tour Belknap Campus, said Lt. Col. Michael Quitania, a military science professor who heads Army ROTC at UofL.

    The visiting officials, Kwang Pyo Choi, In Kook Kim and Won-Dae Kim, are all research fellows affiliated with South Korea’s defense operation, and have backgrounds in either education or human resource development.

    South Korea has programs producing Army officers much like ROTC programs at U.S. colleges, but do not yet have junior ROTC (JROTC) programs at their high schools, Quitania said.

    UofL’s ROTC program offers training to some 1,200 students at 11 Louisville high schools. Many of those students end up joining UofL’s ROTC program.

    “Our South Korean visitors would like to learn more about how we train and develop our ROTC cadets and how we work with and support high school JROTC programs,” Quitania said.

    The delegation, which is also scheduled to visit Fort Knox Sept. 17, is expected to arrive at UofL’s Dougherty Hall at 3:30 p.m. and will be on campus for about an hour.

    For more information, contact Quitania at 253-970-3904 or maquit01@louisville.edu