United States Forces Korea


Chief of Staff UNC/USFK

Maj. Gen. Michael A. Minihan

Maj. Gen. Michael A. Minihan is the Chief of Staff for the United Nations Command and U.S. Forces Korea at Yongsan Army Garrison, Seoul, South Korea. In this capacity, General Minihan provides day-to-day direction to both a multinational staff assisting the commander in enforcing the Armistice on the Korean Peninsula and also the U.S. staff of a sub-unified command within the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility.

General Minihan entered the Air Force in June 1989 after receiving his commission through the ROTC program at Auburn University. He completed undergraduate pilot training in 1991 and served as an aircraft commander, instructor pilot and evaluator pilot in the C-130 Hercules. The general has commanded an airlift squadron, four expeditionary airlift squadrons, two airlift wings and an air expeditionary task force. He also held staff assignments in Headquarters Air Force, U.S. Transportation Command and Headquarters U.S. Forces Korea. Most recently, General Minihan served as Deputy Director for Operations, Headquarters Pacific Command.

General Minihan is a command pilot with more than 3,300 flying hours in the C-130, KC-10, and C-32.

1989 Bachelor of Science, Economics, Auburn University, Ala. 
1997 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. 
2002 Masters of Business Administration, Touro University, Vallejo, Calif. 
2003 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
2007 Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.

1. 1990 - 1991, student, undergraduate pilot training, Columbus AFB, Miss.
2. 1991 - 1994, Aircraft Commander, 61st Airlift Squadron, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
3. 1994 - 1997, instructor pilot, 52nd Airlift Squadron, Moody AFB, Ga. 
4. 1997 - 2000, evaluator pilot, 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
5. 2000 - 2002, Chief, Mobility and Bomber Assignments, Colonels’ Group, Headquarters Air Force, the