Bill Boik retired from the U.S. Army in 2005 after 30 years of active and reserve service. During his career, he served in various Armor and Military Intelligence positions in South Korea, the United States, and Germany.

He led two separate Joint MIA recovery teams to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) (from September-October 2001 and July-August 2002) in search of missing U.S. servicemen from the Korean Conflict. While in North Korea, he served as the Senior U.S. Government Official in Pyongyang during each of these month-long recovery operations.

He is a graduate of the University of Detroit and holds a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations from Boston University and a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College. His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, and Joint Service Commendation Medal.

He currently lives in Northern Virginia and is a senior Department of Defense civilian staff member in the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO).

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