calendar>>October 25. 2013 Juche 102
4th Meeting of KPA Company Commanders and Political Instructors Held in Presence of Kim Jong Un
Pyongyang, October 25 (KCNA) -- The 4th meeting of company commanders and political instructors of the Korean People's Army took place in Pyongyang on October 22 and 23.

The meeting reviewed achievements and experiences gained in strengthening companies in the past and discussed tasks and ways for further strengthening companies, cell of the People's Army and basic combat unit, as required by the idea of modeling the whole army on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.

Marshal Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, guided the meeting.

Attending there were Choe Ryong Hae, Ri Yong Gil, Jang Jong Nam, Kim Won Hong, Kim Chang Sop, Choe Pu Il and other leading officials of the armed forces organs, commanding officers of the KPA and company commanders and political instructors, commanding officers and political officials of units at all levels who made devoted themselves to safeguarding the sky, land and sea of the country and strengthening companies.

Kim Jong Un made an opening speech at the meeting.

He stressed that when all the participants strengthen companies, cell and basic combat unit of the People's Army, to repay the party's trust and expectation, the might of the powerful revolutionary army of Mt. Paektu will be highly displayed, and expressed the conviction that the on-going meeting will serve as a historical landmark in arousing the whole army to strengthening companies, before declaring the meeting open,

KPA Vice-Marshal Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, made a report.

The reporter said that President Kim Il Sung defined company as the cell of revolutionary armed forces and basic combat unit at a time when he formed the first armed ranks of Juche type in the forest of Mt. Paektu and brought up the fourth company of the 7th regiment of the anti-Japanese guerrillas as an exemplary company, thus setting a brilliant example in strengthening companies.

Kim Il Sung convened the meeting of company commanders and political instructors for the first time in the army-building history on October 11, Juche 62 (1973), attended the meeting and unfolded important guidelines in strengthening companies, an epoch-making event which effected a drastic turn in strengthening KPA companies, the reporter said, and went on:.

Leader Kim Jong Il put forth the original idea that strengthening company is a key link and a starting point in strengthening the whole army, brightly indicated orientation and ways for companies to follow at each stage and in each period of developing revolution and worked heart and soul for strengthening companies politically and militarily.

The Juche-oriented idea of the great Generalissimos on strengthening companies and feats they performed by doing so are being successfully carried forward onto a higher stage thanks to the wise guidance of Marshal Kim Jong Un.

Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un formulated Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism as the guiding idea of the WPK and energetically led the work to model the whole army on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism in all aspects with companies as a base, thus opening up a heyday for strengthening the revolutionary armed forces.

Kim Jong Un brought up service personnel to be a-match-for-a hundred brave and stalwart fighters and provided energetic guidance to turn all companies into steel-strong militant ranks having strong discipline and assuming the perfect appearance as the regular armed forces by scrupulously managing the companies.

The reporter referred to the fact that a fundamental turn took place in the ideological and moral traits of the company commanders and political instructors and in their work style and many successes were achieved in the efforts to consolidate the companies through the struggle to firmly preserve and glorify the idea of strengthening the companies set forth by the peerlessly great persons of Mt. Paektu and their feats.

He called for making sustained great efforts to bolster up the companies in order to accelerate the process of modeling the whole army on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism on a new higher stage and thus develop the KPA into an invincible revolutionary Paektusan army.

Speeches were made at the meeting.

The speakers said that all the companies of the KPA grew to be the ranks of human bullets and bombs devotedly defending the leader as they share the intention, love and destiny with the supreme commander under his energetic leadership and deep loving care.

They said that they would turn all the companies into the ones of human bullets and bombs devotedly protecting the leader and defending the country full of faith and confidence that they are sure to emerge victorious as they are led by the supreme commander.

Kim Jong Un heard with keen interest all the speeches made by company commanders and political instructors at the meeting. He invited the commander and former political instructor of the Kamnamu (persimmon tree) company there to have a photo taken with them.

He made a historic speech at the meeting.

Highly appreciating the successes made in the work of the companies and lauding those company commanders and political instructors who rendered devoted service for them, he set forth the tasks to be carried out to develop all companies into elite revolutionary ones devotedly defending the WPK Central Committee and the ways to do so.

He underscored need for them to firmly unite around the Party Central Committee to take the lead in overcoming difficulties and trials and fully prepare all the company soldiers politically and ideologically and in military technique. He called for establishing strong discipline in the companies, boosting their appearance as regular units, decisively raising the level of company commanding ability and improving the living conditions and environment of the soldiers.

Noting that the meeting helped him find out jewel-like patriots and unassuming commanders and political instructors who dedicated themselves to strengthening their companies, he said in an excited tone that the Party Central Committee decided to highly praise them.

Choe Ryong Hae read out a decree of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly.

Kim Jong Un awarded the title of Labor Hero, gold medal (hammer and sickle) and Order of National Flag First Class to Company Commander Kim Sang Il, Company Political Instructor Pak Son Gi, Company Commander Kim Kwang Gum, Captain Min Kwang Hae and Company Commander Sa Song Guk. They performed distinguished feats in bolstering up the KPA by strengthening companies into vanguard devotedly defending the leader, a-match-for-a hundred combat ranks and turning them into homes dear to soldiers, true to the last instructions of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and the leadership of the party.

Kim Jong Un made a closing address.

He said that the meeting would go down in the history of the Juche-based army building as it provided a landmark for the development of the powerful revolutionary Paektusan army with the strengthening of companies as a starting point under the uplifted banner of modeling the whole army on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.

He declared the meeting closed, expressing belief that all participants in the meeting would augment the might of the People's Army in every way, united close around the party, and thus perform their duty in carrying out the revolutionary cause of Songun.

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