Joel Gilhoi Kim Honored by Cambridge Who's Who for his Military Logistics Efforts during Operation Iraqi Freedom
La Crescenta, CA…May 8, 2007–Joel Gilhoi Kim, Former Motor Transportation Officer, Embarkation Officer, and Assistant Logistics Officer of the 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion has been honored by Cambridge Who's Who for his Military Logistics Efforts during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Kim joined the Marine Corps Reserve in 1997 and began boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego in 1998. He graduated in the top 10 percent of his class as 2nd Squadron Leader and attended Camp Pendleton for marine combat training. He then went on to the Marine Corps Field Wireman's Course in Twentynine Palms, CA. In 1998, he was assigned to the Fleet Marine Force unit, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Headquarters and Service Company, Communications Platoon.
Kim pursued his commission in the Marine Corps after receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California at Irvine in 2001. He reported to Quantico, VA for Officer Candidate School and attended a Logistics Officer Course at Camp Lejeune, NC, reporting for active duty in Yuma, AZ as the assistant logistics officer. On February 5, 2003, Kim’s squadron arrived in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom where he continued his role as the assistant logistics officer, supporting the unit with food, water, fuel, repair parts, billeting, transportation, maintenance management, utility engineering, industrial hygiene, medical support, weapons and ammunition and many other logistical matters. Upon his return to the United States in June of that same year, he was promoted to First Lieutenant and deployed back to Iraq for his second tour. He was appointed Camp Commandant for Weapons Tactics Instruction and honorably discharged in February 2005. Kim is now in the inactive reserve.
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