Chief of Korean Army training and TRADOC leaders focus on partnership, training new Soldiers
September 14, 2010
FORT MONROE, Va. (Sept. 8, 2010) - Maj. Gen. Seongwoo Park, commander of the Korea Army Training Center and his delegation, met with Lt. Gen. Jack Sterling, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training, to share training ideas and bolster the enduring Korean and American Army partnership.
Park's visit provided a productive exchange of information across the spectrum of Initial Military Training issues. Lt. Gen. Hertling explained several recent adaptations to U.S. Army initial entry training for both enlisted and officers including changes focused on fundamental combat skills through revised Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, improvements to physical readiness training, and tougher more relevant combatives. Maj. Gen. Park's visit also included stops at Fort Jackson, S.C. and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island to see our newest Soldiers and Marines in action.
The U.S. and Korean armies today have a unique partnership that stems from the armistice established during the Korean War in 1953. Today, the U.S. Army has more than 19,000 Soldiers stationed in the Republic of Korea (ROK). The ROK Army has also been a key ally in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.