8th Army recognizes Korean Service Corps Battalion
February 1, 2010
- The Korean Service Corps Battalion Annual Dinner was held Jan. 29 at Lotte Hotel in Seoul.
- Maj. Gen. Robert J. Williamson, 8th U.S. Army deputy commanding general, was the guest speaker.
- KSC employees contribute to military readiness by performing combat support and combat service support for the U.S. Army.
SEOUL - The Korean Service Corps Battalion Annual Dinner was held Jan. 29 at Lotte Hotel in Seoul to recognize the KSC Battalion's accomplishments throughout the past year.
KSC employees, garrison commanders, KSC coordinators, supported unit representatives, Soldiers, family and friends attended the ceremony.
Lt. Col. Charles N. Parker Jr., commander of the KSC Battalion, acknowledged the work of the KSC members and emphasized the understanding, friendship and trust between the United States and the Republic of Korea.
"KSC is not just a workforce but an opportunity to have open dialogue to discuss the uniqueness of two different cultures, to gain an intimate understanding one another, to become true neighbors and confidants and to show that true friendship conquers all," said Parker.
Following the dinner which was accompanied by an 8th U.S. Army Band performance, Maj. Gen. Robert Williamson, 8th U.S. Army deputy commanding general, was the guest speaker.
"Together, we are a team and this dinner is great opportunity for us to come together and recognize all of the outstanding work done daily by the KSC Battalion," said Williamson. "I'd like to thank you for your outstanding service and support of the Eighth U.S Army and U.S. Forces Korea."
Williamson also recognized the Korean Service Corps Battalion members who participated in the Korean War and honored their work.
Awards were given to KSC members for their efforts during the past year.
The KSC Battalion has a rich and proud history that started in 1950. During the war, the KSC played a vital role in supporting United Nations and Republic of Korea forces.
Today, KSC employees contribute to military readiness by performing combat support and combat service support functions for the U.S. Army.