• Lt. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, Commanding General, Eighth Army Chief of Staff, United Nations Command ROK " U.S. Combined Forces Command United States Forces Korea and Col. Paul H. Fred Fredenburgh, 1st Signal Brigade Commander, discuss 1st Signal Brigade missions for the Signal Theater Exercise Dec. 5 while riding in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter en route to USAG Humphreys. Champoux was interested in learning what capabilities 1st Signal provides. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Gregory T. Summers)

    Lt. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, Commanding...

    Lt. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, Commanding General, Eighth Army Chief of Staff, United Nations Command ROK " U.S. Combined Forces Command United States Forces Korea and Col. Paul H. Fred Fredenburgh, 1st Signal Brigade Commander, discuss 1st Signal...

  • Lt. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, Commanding General, Eighth Army Chief of Staff, United Nations Command ROK " U.S. Combined Forces Command United States Forces Korea visits Soldiers from the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade at USAG Humphreys Dec 5. Champoux had just learned about the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion's role and mission during the Signal Theater Exercise. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Gregory T. Summers)

    Lt. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, Commanding...

    Lt. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, Commanding General, Eighth Army Chief of Staff, United Nations Command ROK " U.S. Combined Forces Command United States Forces Korea visits Soldiers from the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade at USAG...

  • Lt. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, Commanding General, Eighth Army Chief of Staff, United Nations Command ROK " U.S. Combined Forces Command United States Forces Korea visits Soldiers at USAG Humphreys Dec. 5 during the Signal Theater Exercise. Champoux was speaking with the Soldiers about the importance of making choices, being responsible and helping fellow Soldiers. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Gregory T. Summers)

    Lt. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, Commanding...

    Lt. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, Commanding General, Eighth Army Chief of Staff, United Nations Command ROK " U.S. Combined Forces Command United States Forces Korea visits Soldiers at USAG Humphreys Dec. 5 during the Signal Theater Exercise. Champoux was...

USAG YONGSAN, South Korea -- Lt. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, Commanding General, Eighth Army Chief of Staff, United Nations Command ROK -- U.S. Combined Forces Command United States Forces Korea, toured and visited with 1st Signal Brigade Soldiers Friday to learn about the operations of the Theater Signal Exercise at USAG Yongsan and Humphreys Dec. 5.

Col. Paul H. Fredenburgh, 1st Signal Brigade Commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Darris Curry, 1st Signal Brigade Command Sergeant Major, escorted Champoux throughout the day to help inform Champoux about some of the theater signal operations.

Champoux met with Soldiers from the 41st Signal Battalion, the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion and the 36th Signal Battalion to see Soldiers working in a deployed environment with their communications equipment.

While Champoux toured the sites and learned about the key operations of the 1st Signal Brigade, he also took time to speak with the Soldiers.

Among the topics Champoux touched on were football, the importance of Physical Readiness Training, the Army's Sexual Harassment Assault and Prevention (SHARP) program and taking accountability and responsibility within our ranks.

"Sexual harrassment will not be tolerated," said Champoux, "and some say that we've got to 'change the culture of the Army,' but really it's about remembering who we are."

Champoux also spoke about the difficulties of making tough decisions in life and in combat situations. "We all have to make our own choices, but we all need to take accountability and responsibility for each other," said Champoux.

Champoux was grateful for the time he had to visit the signal battalions. Champoux said, "It was good for me to see. Keep doing what you all are doing."

Champoux also said that it was nice to get out to Humphreys, because he was unaware of some of the battalions and their capabilities for missions.

"Signal never gets the credit they deserve," said Champoux, "but I'm glad to wear the same uniform as you."

The 1st Signal Brigade enables joint and combined command, control, communications, computers, and information management operations throughout Korea to support United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, United States Forces Korea, and Eighth Army's ability to lead, direct and maneuver available forces during armistice, crisis, or war.

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