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Korea Club with Col. Ashton Ormes (USA Ret.): North Korea and the Mission to Account for America's Missing Korean War Servicemen
Date and Time:
March 09, 2017 06:30 pm ~ March 09, 2017 09:00 pm
Location:
Woo Lae Oak Korean Restaurant 8240 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182
Speakers:
Col. Ashton Ormes (USA Ret.)
Host Organization:

 

Description:

Korea Club 
Thursday |  March 9, 2017
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

North Korea and the Mission to Account for
America's Missing Korean War Servicemen

Guest Speaker: 

Col. Ashton Ormes (USA Ret.)

Woo Lae Oak Korean Restaurant
8240 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182

 

Dear Colleague:

You are invited to attend a meeting of the Korea Club on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The event will feature Col. Ashton Ormes, who will give a presentation entitled, "North Korea and the Mission to Account for America's Missing Korean War Servicemen."
 

Ashton Ormes is a retired U.S. Army colonel, a Northeast Asia Foreign Area Officer, and a former civilian member of the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO).  He first became involved in the mission to account for America’s missing Korean War servicemen, and initiatives to win North Korean cooperation in this effort, while serving in the United Nations Command component of the Military Armistice Commission (UNCMAC) in Panmunjom, Korea from 1986 to 1988.  Returning to Panmunjom from 1995 to 1997 as the UNCMAC Secretary, he participated in negotiations leading to joint US/DPRK operations in North Korea that began in 1996, ended in 2005, and recovered the remains of 229 missing men.  From 2000 to 2005, as the Director of Research and Analysis for DPMO, he took part in negotiations with North Korean representatives and traveled to North Korea six times to observe remains recovery operations in North and South Pyongan Provinces and in South Hamgyong Province.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Virginia Military Institute, a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University, and is a graduate of both the Republic of Korea Army College and the U.S. Army War College.
 



PROGRAM DETAILS

Reception will begin at 6:30pm, followed by dinner at 7:00 pm, and the speaker’s presentation and Q & A session. The program will conclude at 9:00 pm. The cost of the dinner is $25.00, payable at the door by either check or cash.

RSVP is required for this program. Seating is limited. To register for this program or for further questions, please e-mail your confirmation to Sang Kim, Director of Public Affairs, at [email protected].


WOO LAE OAK RESTAURANT IN TYSONS CORNER

The evening program will be held at Woo Lae Oak Korean restaurant in Tysons Corner—see address above. The program will start at 6:30 pm with a cash bar, set up inside the Korea Club conference room on the 1st floor of the restaurant. For more information on Woo Lae Oak, please take a few minutes to visit the restaurant’s website:  http://www.woolaeoak.com.

 

FOR DRIVERS

Woo Lae Oak is conveniently located in the heart of Tysons Corner. If you need assistance locating the restaurant, please call the restaurant (703-827-7300). Ample free parking is available in the restaurant’s multi-story parking garage.


FOR METRO RIDERS

Silver Line stop at Greensboro Metro Station. The restaurant is located just south of Greensboro Metro Station. Upon arriving at Greensboro Metro Station, please exit using the West Entrance Exit. For step-by-step directions, please use  http://wmata.com.
 

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