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    KSC Battalion Conducts Mobilization Drill



    Story by Ki Yong Kwon 

    19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command

    The Korean Service Corps (KSC) Battalion under U.S. Army Materiel Support Command- Korea, conducted a mobilization drill at Turner Fitness Center in Camp Humphreys on October 17.

    The drill provided attendees a better understanding of the KSC, its employees, mission, and the synchronization of the mobilization process. The last KSC Mobilization Drill occurred in 2017.

    Senior leaders from the Republic of Korea (ROK) Ministry of Defense and the ROK Army, as well as several Eighth Army leaders, attended the drill. Distinguished attendees included the Eighth Army Deputy Commanding General – Sustainment, Maj. Gen. Daniel J. Christian, the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command Commander, Brig. Gen. Mark T. Simerly, U.S. Army Materiel Support Command-Korea Commander, Col. Christopher D. Noe, ROK MND, Labor and Skilled Manpower Officer, Mr. Hong, Myong Pong, and ROKA Headquarters, Mobilization Officer, Lt. Col. O, Tuk Su.

    Commanders, key leaders, and representatives from supported units took this opportunity to understand how the KSC enhances interoperability between the Eighth Army, the ROK military, and the ROK government during wartime.

    Lt. Col. John Cooper, Commander of Korean Service Corps Battalion, started his opening remarks speaking in Korean, expressing appreciation to the attendees, "Annyounghashimnika, oneul chamsokhae chusyoso kamsamnida. (Hello everyone and thank you for coming today)".
    "As we continue to operationalize the Korean Service Corps, your detailed planning and synchronization make a big difference. You are all helping to ensure that every wartime KSC Company counts and is ready to make a maximum impact if ever called upon. Thank you and again, kamsamnida." He added.

    Currently, the KSC Battalion conducts a wide variety of combat support and combat service missions during armistice conditions on the Korean Peninsula. They provide a range of services from Korean language translators to transporting heavy equipment to Eighth Army and United States Forces Korea units.



    Date Taken: 10.24.2019
    Date Posted: 03.14.2020 00:20
    Story ID: 348966
    Location: PYONGTAEK-SI, 41, KR

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