Kim Jong Un, First Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, First Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army, inspected on December 1 the Artillery Company under KPA Unit 963 which started the combat and political drill for the new year.
He, to begin with, saw a specialized training of soldiers at a lecture room.
He set forth important tasks for successfully conducting the new year combat and political drill.
He underscored the need to fully prepare all service personnel of the People’s Army as stalwart fighters equipped with the ever-victorious Kim Il Sung-Kim Jong Il strategy and tactics, brave offensive methods and perfect real war capability and help them take on the appearance of the powerful elite revolutionary army by thoroughly carrying out the four-point strategic line and three major tasks for bolstering the military capability.
He said that all commanding officers and soldiers should bear deep in mind the slogan of faith “Do not abandon the revolutionary faith though one may die” and prepare themselves as vanguard fighters strong in faith advancing with arms in the one direction only as indicated by the Party by sincerely taking part in all political lectures.
He gave an instruction to conduct various forms of intensive combat drills including specialized training under the simulated conditions of an actual war in order to help soldiers have perfect mastery of their weapons and combat and technical equipment and train them as crackshots.
He also underlined the need to intensify heavy gymnastics training among soldiers so that they may have strong physical bodies.
All commanding officers should always find themselves among the soldiers of the company, take warm care of their living as their parents would do and settle in time the problems arising in their drills and military service so that they may devote themselves to drills only, he said.
He underlined the need to make the hearts of all the service personnel burn with a single desire to perform proud distinguished military merits in the drive for implementing the training order by conducting an ideological offensive as required by the prevailing situation in order to bring about collective innovations in combat and political drills.
He looked round the newly built barracks of the company.
In order to turn the company into a dear native home of its soldiers, it is necessary to provide them with warm beds and hearty meal and, at the same time, make warm feelings prevail in the company, he said, calling for making sure that the company is pervaded with such traits of revolutionary comradeship as officers and men helping and leading each other forward and respecting and loving each other.
Praising the unit for having successfully built the barracks of the artillery company directly under it with an innovative eye and by introducing everything appreciated by the Party as a good one into its construction, he again expressed his satisfaction, noting the barracks is a good icon to be proud of as it meets the requirements of the new century.
He acquainted himself with the military targets and combat equipment of the artillery company that day.
He had a photo session with the service personnel of the company after giving them a pair of binoculars and an automatic rifle as gifts.
He was accompanied by KPA Vice-Marshal Hwang Pyong So, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, and Army Colonel General Pak Jong Chon, vice-chief of the KPA General Staff and director of its Fire-Command Department.