13 things to know about Kim Jong Un

Published On: Apr 09 2013 03:41:22 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 01 2014 05:45:00 AM CDT

Learn more about the life of Kim Jong Un, the young and eccentric North Korean leader.

Kim Jong Un presides over operation meeting
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4. Kim Jong Un was named to North Korea's National Defense Commission shortly after completing his education at the academy and was eventually promoted to four-star general and named vice chairman of the Central Military Commission as well as to the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in 2010.

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