• Chief Warrant Officer 2 Giac Ly discusses Eighth Army aviation processes and procedures with his U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post counterpart, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeremy Drage, as they prepare to take part in exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian at Camp Walker, South Korea, Aug. 18, 2012.

    Information exchange between Eighth Army and CCP

    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Giac Ly discusses Eighth Army aviation processes and procedures with his U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post counterpart, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeremy Drage, as they prepare to take part in exercise Ulchi Freedom...

  • Staff Sgt. Andre Gary, a signal support noncommissioned officer, and Staff Sgt. Jackson Akwaowo, a personnel noncommissioned officer, both with the U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post, prepare for exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian in the Republic of Korea, Aug 16, 2012.  The U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post consists of more than 90 personnel with the specific skills to provide U.S. Army Pacific with a forward command post capability, specifically focused on small-scale contingencies such as supporting humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and peace operations.  The CCP can tailor personnel and equipment to fit the mission with a team as small as seven, to as many as 120 service members if augmented.

    CCP Ulchi Freedom Guardian Support

    Staff Sgt. Andre Gary, a signal support noncommissioned officer, and Staff Sgt. Jackson Akwaowo, a personnel noncommissioned officer, both with the U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post, prepare for exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian in the Republic...

  • U.S. Army Pacific Commander Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski is briefed in the USARPAC Contingency Command Post Combined Operations and Information Center by Col. Thomas Kunk, chief of operations for the USARPAC Contingency Command Post as they prepare to begin exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian  in the Republic of Korea, Aug 19, 2012.

    USARPAC commander briefed by Contingency Command Post during UFG12

    U.S. Army Pacific Commander Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski is briefed in the USARPAC Contingency Command Post Combined Operations and Information Center by Col. Thomas Kunk, chief of operations for the USARPAC Contingency Command Post as they prepare...

DAEGU, Republic of Korea (Sept. 5, 2012) -- U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post showed its Theater Army capability in the Republic of Korea Aug 14-30.

The U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post, or USARPAC CCP, deployed to Camp Walker to participate in exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, an annual command post exercise designed to increase readiness of Republic of Korea, or ROK, and U.S. forces on the peninsula.

The Ulchi Freedom Guardian, known as UFG, exercise is designed to train commanders and staffs from the ROK and U.S. in combined planning, command and control operations, military intelligence, logistics, and personnel procedures.

The Fort Shafter, Hawaii based CCP provides USARPAC's theater-army expeditionary capability. It consists of a 96-person cell representing, not duplicating, the major staff functions of the theater-army headquarters.

Due to the frequency of natural disasters in the Pacific region, the CCP most often focuses on small-scale contingencies such as supporting humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and peace operations. It is however a flexible organization and can tailor personnel and equipment to fit a multitude of missions with teams ranging from seven personnel to more than 120 service members if augmented.

"UFG demonstrates the capability of a Theater Army," said Col. Alan Neyland, USARPAC deputy chief of staff and CCP chief.

The CCP assumed command and control over the U.S. Army's supporting forces, the logistics and transportation units needed to support combat forces and also the reception, staging, onward movement and integration of forces coming in to the ROK.

"USARPAC has immense capability with over 60,000 Soldiers assigned," Neyland added. "Theater-enabling commands and multiple mission command nodes allow the commander to reach out across the theater to support multiple engagements within a moment's notice, bringing tremendous capability to support operations not just in Korea, but across the Pacific."

Before taking charge of Army Forces Korea, CCP personnel spent about a week training with their Eighth Army counterparts.

"We look forward to cultivating the relationships we've developed during this exercise which will allow both our headquarters to gain a better understanding of our roles, enhancing any future operations we may participate in together," Neyland said.

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