According to an official, incoming President Yoon Suk-yeol will begin his term as commander-in-chief at midnight Monday in an underground bunker put up inside his office building, getting a briefing from the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Yoon will be briefed via phone at the new presidential office’s subterranean bunker in Yongsan, which will serve as the national crisis management center’s situation room.
“He will receive his first phone briefing from the JCS command and control center upon the transfer of military command,” the official said.
The presidential National Security Council meets at the national crisis management centre, which was previously located in Cheong Wa Dae’s underground bunker prior to the presidential office’s transfer.
Moon Jae-in and Park Geun-hye, Yoon’s predecessors, received their first JCS briefings at their houses, whereas former President Lee Myung-bak received his briefing at his transition team’s office.
The calls were held at midnight for Lee and Park, and at 8 a.m. for Moon, as his term began immediately following Park’s dismissal from office.
Kelly Choi is a Korean Journalist. Kelly resides in Busan. She is currently working as a journalist at The Shining Media. Earlier she did work for some regional news media of Busan.