Lieutenant Minh Kim (voiced by Robin Atkin Downes) is a strictly by-the-book soldier, who closely follows the COG's rules and code of conduct. His name indicates that he is of Korean descent. Early in Gears of War, Hoffman entrusts Kim to lead Fenix and the rest of Delta squad to locate Alpha squad. They succeed in finding Alpha squad, but fail to acquire extraction. Kim is separated from his comrades during an intense fire-fight with the Locust when awaiting retrieval and is killed by General RAAM.

Kim returned for the new downloadable content for Gears of War 3, "RAAM's Shadow" DLC. He is a playable character for multiplayer.