Yang Uk

Yang Uk

Research Fellow

Center for Foreign Policy and National Security

Areas of Expertise  : Military Strategies, International Conflicts, Weapon System Analysis


As an expert in military strategy and weapons systems, Dr. Yang Uk has been active in the defense industry and private military enterprises for over 20 years, and founded and operated IntelEdge Inc., one of the first private military companies in Korea. Since leaving the company, he has commented on various military issues and international conflicts through broadcasting and new media, and has written various writings on weapon systems and military history. He obtained a doctorate in military strategy from Korea National Defense University (KNDU), and has analyzed North Korea's military strategy and WMD weapon system as a senior research fellow and the director of the WMD Center at the Korea Defense Security Forum (KODEF). He has been an active member of the policy advisory committee of Army, Air Force, Navy, Ministry of Interior & Safety. Currently, he continues his advisory activities to each military and government agency, teaching military revolution and modern conflicts at Korea Military Academy and Graduate School of National Defense Strategy of Hannam University.

Academic Background

Ph.D. of Military Science (Military Strategy), Korean National Defense University (KNDU)
M.A. of National Defense Strategy, Korean National Defense University (KNDU)
B.A. of Law, Seoul National University (SNU)

Professional Background

Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of National Defense Strategy, Hannam University
Visiting Professor, Korea Army Academy at Yeongcheon (KAAY)
Part-time Lecturer, Korea Military Academy (KMA)
Member of Policy Advisory Committee, Ministry of Interior & Security
Member of Policy Advisory Committee, ROK Army / Navy / Air Force
Former Senior Research Fellow / Director of WMD Monitoring Center, Korea Defense & Security Forum (KODEF)
Former Adjunct Professor, Department of Security and Police, Shin Ansan University (SAU)
Former Member of Policy Advisory Committee, Ministry of National Defense (MND) / Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) / Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA)
Former CEO/Founder of INTELEDGE Inc. (Private Military Company)