Eighth Army

Pacific Victors

About Eighth Army

Forward-deployed and combat ready, Eighth Army serves as a disciplined and lethal partner of the Combined, Joint Force securing the Republic of Korea. Proud of our legacy earned with the blood and sacrifice of generations past, we remain an evolving, values-based organization strengthened through the character of our Soldiers, Civilians and Families. The Warfighter's assignment of choice, Eighth Army is strong and getting stronger. Eighth Army Official Website: https://8tharmy.korea.army.mil

Mission

The United States is a Pacific nation, with our country's political, economic and security interests ever connected to this dynamic region. On duty in the Asia-Pacific since 1944, Eighth Army's enduring presence has long signaled U.S. resolve to support our regional allies and deterrence to potential adversaries. Readiness is a top priority in Eighth Army. We must not forget that Korea is not at peace, and Eighth Army remains prepared to "Fight Tonight.” This means we train while maintaining our equipment readiness to the high standards of the U.S. Army. We enhance our Readiness through rotational forces, new capabilities, and innovative ways to fight in this complex environment. Critical to the success of our mission is the strength of the Alliance. Eighth Army works with our ROK counterparts at an unprecedented level, sharing lessons learned, and combining our formations to achieve a truly lethal partnership. However, it is our relationship with the Korean people that serves as the foundation of the ROK-U.S. Alliance. Our units, Soldiers, and Families ensure this bond grows stronger every day through their behavior and interactions both on and off duty. Their activities directly support the success of our mission on the peninsula. The Good Neighbor Program is one venue that provides every Soldier, Civilian employee and Family member an opportunity to nurture the Alliance. "Eighth Army is America's Pacific Guardians of Freedom" - Eighth Army today stands ready to defend our national interests and those of our allies whenever called upon. We are the embodiment of our Army's military professionalism and ready to "Fight Tonight."

Policy Letters

POLICY LETTER NO.02 | 03 OCT 2020 | Eighth Army Harassment Prevention and Response Program POLICY LETTER NO.03 | 03 OCT 2020 | Military Equal Opportunity POLICY LETTER NO.04 | 03 OCT 2020 | Military Equal Opportunity and Harassment 24 Hour Hotline POLICY LETTER NO.05 | 03 OCT 2020 | Rights of Soldiers to Present Complaints or Requests for Assistance from the Inspector General (IG) POLICY LETTER NO.06 | 03 OCT 2020 | Rights of Civilians to Present Complaints or Requests for Assistance from the Inspector General (IG) POLICY LETTER NO.07 | 12 APR 2022 | Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program POLICY LETTER NO.08 | 19 APR 2022 | Civilian Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Civilian EEO Discrimination Complaint Process POLICY LETTER NO.09 | 19 APR 2022 | Reasonable Accommodation (RA) for Individuals with Disabilities (IWD) POLICY LETTER NO.10 | 19 APR 2022 | Prevention of Unlawful Harassment in the Workplace POLICY LETTER NO.11 | 03 OCT 2020 | Value of Life: Army Health and Wellbeing Promotion, Ready and Resiliency, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention Program POLICY LETTER NO.12 | 01 JUN 2022 | Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) Policy POLICY LETTER NO.13 | 03 OCT 2020 | Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) POLICY LETTER NO.14 | 03 OCT 2020 | Command Sponsorship Program (CSP) POLICY LETTER NO.15 | 03 OCT 2020 | Total Army Sponsorship Program (TASP) POLICY LETTER NO.16 | 03 OCT 2020 | Operations Security (OPSEC) Policy POLICY LETTER NO.17 | 30 NOV 2020 | Provision of Individual Clothing and Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipment (OCIE) to Emergency Essential Civilian (EEC) and Korean National Mission Essential Civilian (MEC) Employees POLICY LETTER NO.18 | 30 NOV 2020 | Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-Army) Purchase Requisition and Purchase Order Review POLICY LETTER NO.19 | 30 NOV 2020 | Financial Liability Investigation of Property Loss (FLIPL) Guidance POLICY LETTER NO.20 | 30 NOV 202 | Withholding Authority to Dispose of Certain Cases / This policy letter was superseded by AK REG 27-10. POLICY LETTER NO.21 | 30 NOV 2020 | Command Maintenance Discipline Program (CMDP) and Maintenance Terrain Walk (MTW) POLICY LETTER NO.22 | 30 NOV 2020 | Threshold for Non-Standard Equipment Purchase Request and Commitment (PR&C) POLICY LETTER NO.23 | 30 NOV 2020 | Requesting Army Aviation Support POLICY LETTER NO.24 | 03 DEC 2020 | Required Command Actions in Response to Republic of Korea Legal Proceedings / This policy letter was superseded by AK REG 27-10. POLICY LETTER NO.25 | 30 NOV 2020 | Command Supply Discipline Program (CSDP) POLICY LETTER NO.26 | 18 DEC 2020 | Single Enlisted Soldiers' Living Standards for the barracks POLICY LETTER NO.27 | 05 JAN 2021 | Public Display or Depiction of Flags in Eighth Army POLICY LETTER NO.28 | 16 FEB 2021 | Online Conduct POLICY LETTER NO.29 | 22 APR 2022 | Korea Assignment Incentive Pay (AIP) Program POLICY LETTER NO.30 | 31 MAY 2022 | Combating Trafficking in Persons POLICY LETTER NO.34 | 16 FEB 2021 | Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Candidates POLICY LETTER NO.36 | 16 FEB 2021 | Intelligence Oversight (IO) POLICY LETTER NO.39 | 16 FEB 2021 | Command-Sponsored, Chaplain-Led Program Funding POLICY LETTER NO.40 | 08 MAR 2021 | Covid-19 Quarantine

Organization

2ND INFANTRY DIVISION (ROK-US COMBINED DIVISION) https://www.2id.korea.army.mil/ 19TH EXPEDITIONARY SUSTAINMENT COMMAND https://www.army.mil/19thesc 1ST SIGNAL BRIGADE https://8tharmy.korea.army.mil/1sig/ 35TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY BRIGADE https://8tharmy.korea.army.mil/35ada/ 65TH MEDICAL BRIGADE https://www.korea.amedd.army.mil/ 501ST MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BRIGADE https://8tharmy.korea.army.mil/501MI/ 2501ST DIGITAL LIAISON DETACHMENT 2502ND DIGITAL LIAISON DETACHMENT 3RD BATTLEFIELD COORDINATION DETACHMENT https://8tharmy.korea.army.mil/3bcd/ UNC SECURITY BATTALION-JOINT SECURITY AREA https://8tharmy.korea.army.mil/uncsb/ 4-58TH AIRFIELD OPERATIONS BATTALION KOREA FIELD OFFICE JOINT U.S. MILITARY AFFAIRS GROUP-KOREA U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS FAR EAST DISTRICT http://www.pof.usace.army.mil/ EIGHTH ARMY NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS ACADEMY https://8tharmy.korea.army.mil/NCOA/ EIGHTH ARMY BAND https://8tharmy.korea.army.mil/site/about/eighth-army-band.asp HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS BATTALION, EIGHTH ARMY https://8tharmy.korea.army.mil/EighthArmyHHB/ ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES LIAISON ELEMENT-KOREA (ALE-K) TRAINING SUPPORT ACTIVITY KOREA

Leadership

  • Lieutenant General Willard M. Burleson III Commanding General, Eighth Army Lieutenant General Willard M. Burleson III
  • Command Sergeant Major Robert H. Cobb Command Sergeant Major, Eighth Army Command Sergeant Major Robert H. Cobb
  • Major General Joseph D’costa Deputy Commanding General - Sustainment, Eighth Army Major General Joseph D’costa
  • Brigadier General Mark A. Holler Deputy Commanding General - Operations, Eighth Army Brigadier General Mark A. Holler
  • Brigadier General Cho, Yong Kun Deputy Commanding General - ROK, Eighth Army Brigadier General Cho, Yong Kun
  • Brigadier General Gregory T. Day Operational G3, Eighth Army Brigadier General Gregory T. Day

Eighth Army — America's Pacific Guardians of Freedom

Welcome to the Land of the Morning Calm! We hope you enjoy your stay as a member of the Eighth Army family. To help you adjust to life here in the Republic of Korea we have included the following links to better prepare you and your family for success at your new duty station.

Welcome and Before Travel Guide

Getting Started PCS Orders Total Army Sponsorship Command Sponsorship Civilian Sponsorship EFMP Screening Process Passports, SOFA Stamp & A-3 Visa Government Travel Card (GTCC) Booking Lodging Reservation Planning Travel Traveling with Pets Parent Outreach Services at CYS Planning Household Goods Ship your Vehicle Driving Overseas Mail, Packages & P.O. Box DoDEA Pacific West School Region Preparations Legal Services Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA) Cell Phones & Keeping in Touch & Dialing Instruction Chip Credit Cards & Banks

COVID-19 Arrival Info

ROK Travel Requirement FAQ Arrival Info

After Quarantine

Family Resources Finance – Korea Entitlements Travel Pay & Travel Voucher Pets Guide Medical – Tricare Overseas Medical, Dental & Eye Care Housing Household Goods

Korea Online One-Stop

The following map tool will connect you to each garrison where you can learn about the programs and services offered in your future community. Many programs offer separate webpages to manage event calendars and activity schedules. You should take some time to navigate and explore. If you have any questions about services, programs, or activities prior to arrival you should contact your TASP unit sponsor. https://home.army.mil/casey/ https://home.army.mil/yongsan/ https://home.army.mil/humphreys https://home.army.mil/daegu/

Eighth Army Family Video

The strength of our nation is our Army. The strength of our Army is our Soldiers. The strength of our Soldiers is in our families. Taking care of our Soldiers, Families, and Civilians is an enduring Army priority.

Assignment of Choice

Soldiers, Civilians and Families stationed in the Republic of Korea enjoy a dynamic, family-friendly assignment that is personally and professionally rewarding. This is an exciting time to be a Pacific Victor as Eighth Army moves to a future that ensures we are postured to continue our enduring legacy of service in the Republic of Korea. As part of this transition, Eighth Army has undergone the most sweeping transformation in our organization’s history to consolidate the bulk of our operations at two enduring hubs south of Seoul. Approximately $10.7 billion was invested to expand U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys near Pyeongtaek from 1,200 to over 3,500 acres. Soldiers, Civilians and Families stationed here currently live and work in one of the Army’s flagship garrison communities with access to a wide array of services and amenities. With one of the Army’s premier garrison environments and a vibrant cultural experience just outside the gates, South Korea is one of the Army’s best duty stations for military families. The DoDEA School System on the Korean Peninsula provides students with an exciting blend of academic, social, cultural and extracurricular experiences that prepare them for success later on in life. Outside of duty hours, families have the opportunity to explore a modern nation, renowned for its rich cultural history and aesthetic beauty. With all of the benefits that Soldiers, Civilians and Family Members serving in Eighth Army have at their disposal it is easy to see why the “Land of the Morning Calm” is one of the Army’s most popular destinations. To learn more about why South Korea is the Army’s best kept secret, take time to explore some of the related links on this page or ask your career counselor for more information.

Spouse Employment

Our goal is to provide some resources to family members who consider employment opportunities while living in Korea. There are several different avenues of employment throughout Korea. These include Appropriate (APF) and Non-Appropriate (NAF) funded federal positions, invited contractor positions, Korean National positions, and other employment opportunities in the local economy. Military Spouse Preference You are eligible for this hiring category if you are a spouse of active members of the Military Services (including the U.S. Coast Guard and full-time Reserve or National Guard) when you apply for all positions in the commuting area of the new duty station being filled under competitive procedures within the Department of Defense (DoD). NOTE: Preference can be granted only once per Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move. Preference terminates when you accept OR decline a continuing permanent position without the time limitation. You must physically be at the foreign post to receive preference or 30 days prior to the report date for overseas assignment. Required Documents: Copy of the sponsor’s PCS orders Current application or resume Proof of relationship if not listed on orders Military Spouse Preference You are eligible for this hiring category if you are a spouse, domestic partner or unmarried dependent child younger than 23 who: Lives with a sponsor, who is a active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces or U.S. civilian employees of U.S. Government agencies assigned in Korea and; Has not accepted or declined a permanent position or a temporary position of more than one year or longer within the same commuting area of your sponsor’s new permanent duty station. Family members with non-US citizenship who meet the requirement above may search and apply for available Korean Local National positions in accordance with USFK Reg 690-1. Family Preference does NOT apply to: Employment with the Defense Intelligence Components. DoDI 1400.25-V1232, January 5, 2011 Full performance level positions covered by mandatory mobility agreements. Employment of educators by the DoD Education Activity. Family members of locally hired Federal civilian employees. Family members of Korean national employees. DoD positions in foreign areas for which appointing authority is held by non-DoD agencies. Required Supporting Documents for preference: Copy of the sponsor’s permanent change of station(PCS) orders with effective date of the PCS Proof of relationship if not listed on orders (i.e., Marriage license, birth cert etc.) Veterans Preference Special consideration is given to qualified veterans, known as Veterans’ Preference, not all veterans are entitled to it. Veterans’ preference eligibility can be based on dates of active duty service, receipt of a campaign badge, receipt of a Purple Heart, or a service-connected disability. Veterans Preference does not guarantee a job. Special Hiring Authorities: Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA): An excepted authority that allows to non-competitively appoint an eligible veteran at any grade level up to a GS-11 or equivalent. Disabled veterans; or active duty during war or campaign or expedition which campaign medal was awarded; or active duty servicing in a US military operation that an Armed Forces Service Medal was awarded; or veterans separated from active duty within past 3 years AND separation under honorable conditions. 30% or More Disable Veteran: An authority that allow to non-competitively appoint any veteran with a 30% or more service-connected disability. Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): An authority to allow veterans to compete under merit promotion procedures in competitive service. Preference eligible or veteran separated from the armed forces after 3 or more years of continuous active service AND under honorable conditions. Vet Guide is available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide-for-hr-professionals. Veterans Employment Information is available at https://www.fedshirevets.gov.

Non Combatant Evacuation

NEO Frequently Asked Questions 1. What is a Non Combatant Evacuation? Non Combatant Evacuation is a standard U.S. response to hostilities and natural disasters which might endanger our citizens. One of the primary goals of NEO training is to ensure we can do this task successfully under real-world circumstances. 2. Who is my NEO Warden? Each unit has a designated NEO Warden. Please contact your chain of command to find out who is your NEO Warden. NEO Wardens are available to update your NEO packets, demonstrate use of the ICAPS mask and answer any questions you might have about a potential evacuation. 3. Can NEO registration be completed on-line? All potential evacuees must contact their NEO Warden to update their packets, information and items in their NEO kits. Contact your NEO warden today to ensure you are ready. NOTE Your ICAPS Protective mask comes in a yellow sealed box. You may open the ICAPS box to train with the mask, however the sealed canister inside the box MUST remain sealed. The M52 mask comes in a brown cardboard box. The box must remain sealed. Ask your warden for M52 training opportunities. For more information, click here (CAC-enabled) Related Files USFK PAM 600-300 NEO 101 (English) NEO 101 (Hangul) M52 Quick Mask Training ICAPS Training NEO Binder PET NEO Self-filling NCE NEO Packet Related Links American Red Cross Safe and Well Program Seoul Embassy Travel Announcements and Security Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)