Since 2003 CIDCM has had a  partnership with the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) which brings South Korean military officers to the University of Maryland for educational and cultural exchange for a period of six months. CIDCM guides the fellows in their research activities and provides support in acquiring related professional knowledge and skills. The program was so highly regarded that in 2010 we entered a similar agreement with the Republic of Korea Defense Security Command (ROKDSC). The program has been so popular that since 2014 we have welcomed five fellows from ROKA, five from DSC and one from the Republic of Korea Airforce. 

Below you can find the list of Republic of Korea Military Visiting Fellows for the current academic year. If you have any questions about the program, please email our CIDCM Coordinator,Michael Cowan, at mcowan12 [at]

Republic of Korea Military Fellows 2018-2019

Major Dongyoun Cho (Army)

LTC Sooweon Seo (DSC)