The government is known to carry out a large-scale reshuffle of military leadership early this month, replacing 5-6 out of 7 generals, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Chief of Staff of the Army.
It is highly likely that the Chief of Staff of the Army, which is a key position in the military, will be selected among those who are younger generation that the original custom-level.
This is interpreted as reflecting President Yoon Suk-yeol's intention to early replace some of the military leaders who were controversial at the time of the Moon Jae-in administration and launch a new military chief selected based on ability as soon as possible.
A government source said on May 15, "The basic policy is to appoint military leaders as soon as possible."
The government is actively pushing for a plan to announce other general-level personnel in addition to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Until now, in many cases, the nominee for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff announced the appointment of the next general after passing the hearing.
This means that the new government has a strong will to replace the military leadership at an early stage.
It is evaluated that it is faster than in the past to carry out a large-scale reshuffle of military leaders within a month of the government's inauguration.
The Moon Jae-in administration carried out a change of military leadership about three months after its inauguration in 2017.
A high-ranking military source said, "In the core of the Yoon Suk-yeol administration, there are concerns that a number of people who looked only at the Presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae were selected as political and ideological-oriented military personnel during the Moon Jae-in administration."