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Department of Firearms & Optics

1. Name of Department
Department of Firearms & Optics

2. Catchphrase
“The strong charisma from firearms!”

3. Introduction
Fostering ammunition and artillery specialists based on a military-academic
partnership with the Army Headquarters
Providing hands-on education on mechanical engineering, metal engineering, basic
engineering in the optics field, weapons and artillery
A certified department of engineering running the e-Millitary University Program
based on an agreement with the Ministry of National Defens.


4. Possible Career Paths
Technical noncommissioned officer: specialized in firearm maintenance,
self-propelled artillery maintenance, optical surveillance equipment, and missile artillery
Commissioned officer: weapons and other specialized fields after graduating from
Korea Army Academy at Yeongcheon
Employees of the defense industries
(Samsung Thales and Poongsan FNS, etc. based on employment agreements)
Transferring to national universities without an entrance exam
(be admitted into Chungnam National University's Department of
Mechatronics Engineering and Kongju National University's
Division of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering)
Preferential recruitment as a civilian military employee
specialized in firearm, optical surveillance equipment and weapon systems