LTG Bernard S. Champoux, USA, Ret. is a retired three-star general, with nearly 39 years of service. He followed in his father’s footsteps who served as a company commander during the Korean War. LTG Champoux served nearly four years in the Republic of Korea as the AssistantChief of Staff, U3, for United Nations Command; ROK-US Combined Forces Command C3; and United States Forces Korea J3.
From June 2013 to February 2016, LTG Champoux commanded the Eighth Army while simultaneously serving as the Chief of Staff for United Nations Command, ROK-US Combined Forces Command, and United States Forces Korea. He received the Gukseon Medal, Order of National Merit from the ROK government and the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal for his contributions to the ROK-US Alliance.
LTG Champoux joined Hanwha in May 2017 and heads their newly formed US Business Headquarters. Prior to assuming his position at Hanwha, he consulted for Lockheed Martin, L3, CENTRA Technology, Analytical Services (ANSER), and the Defense Science Board. He is a founding member of the Board of Directors, Korean Defense Veterans Association; a member of the BoD, MFSI Government Group; and a former Honorary Board Member of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation.