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Defense Attaché Office

Objectives and Tasks:

  • Contribute to the Diplomatic Mission in area of defense, serving foreign and defense policy Chile.
  • Represent correctly the Ministry of Defence of Chile in the Republic of Korea and increase the links between the Ministry of Defense and defense institutions of both countries and those represented in Korea.
  • Contribute to identify instances of technological development for the National military industry.

Captain Claudio Maldonado

Defense, Military, Naval and Air Force Attaché

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Claudio Maldonado, married, two daughters, is a navy pilot of the Chilean Navy and has served in a range of naval units, including ships and aircrafts. He was CO of combat ships twice. Graduated of the Naval War College as Staff Officer, has obtained the academic degrees of Master of Naval and Maritime Sciences and Master in Strategic Management. Also holds a Master degree in Strategic Management from Adolfo Ibáñez University.


  • Advise the Chief of Diplomatic Mission in defense issues.
  • Participate in protocolar and professional activities with the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Korea and friendly countries represented in Korea.
  • Develop activities to strengthen ties between the Defense Ministries of both countries, Chile and Korea, and dependent institutions.
  • Coordinate the link between the Joint Chiefs of Staff of both countries, Chile and Korea and their own armed forces, in all areas of military competition.
  • Coordinate exchanges between institutions of the Defense of both countries, including the areas of personal, professional, academic and sports.
  • Search and participate in activities related to technology development, oriented to the military industry, identifying and narrowing ties with companies of national interest.

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Sra. Teresa Lee In-sook

Secretaria Administrativa

Bachelor in Hispanic Philology at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul (1985-1989). Diploma in Spanish Philology at the Madrid Complutense University, Spain (1989-1990), English as Second Language at Vancouver Lincoln College (2007-2008) and Douglas College, both in Vancouver, Canada (2013). Past work experience as Administrative Secretary in the Embassy of Costa Rica in Korea (1990-1991), in the Consular Section of the Embassy of Guatemala in Korea (1992-1996), Administrative Secretary in Cosko Consulting Ltd., Seoul (1996-1997) and to the Embassy of Chile in Korea : Consular Section (1999) and as Administrative Secretary of the Defense Attaché (2000-2006). Teacher of Spanish Grammar in Dr. Yang Educational Institute, Vancouver, Canada (2010-2012). She speaks Korean, Spanish and English. She is rehired by the Embassy in 2015.


  • Coordinate the official agenda for the Defense Attaché, serving as an assistant.
  • Organize and manage social activities and protocol affairs.
  • Advise to the Defense Attaché in administrative and accounting matters.
  • Interpretation and Translation.
  • Contacts with authorities of Korean Armed Forces.
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