YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea (Jan. 22, 2014) -- U.S. Army leaders outlined the way ahead for Soldiers, civilians and families in South Korea during a conference here, Jan. 22-23.
Hosted by Eighth Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, the conference was held here at the Dragon Hill Lodge.
During the conference, Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the commander of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea, spoke about his priorities as the top U.S. military commander in South Korea.
Leaders and spouses from the top U.S. Army commands in Korea also addressed many service-wide and peninsula-specific subjects, ranging from the Eighth Army vision to the U.S. Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign.
Established in June 1944, Eighth Army commanded United Nations ground forces during the Korean War and has deterred aggression against South Korea since the armistice was signed more than 60 years ago. The storied U.S. Army combat formation will mark its 70th anniversary this year.
Called the "Pacific Victors," Eighth Army Soldiers continue to provide security on the Korean Peninsula and stability in the Asia Pacific region.
Champoux said Eighth Army will not only uphold its legacy of strength, leadership and service but will also become stronger in the years ahead.
"We're getting together this week to build stronger bonds and to make Eighth Army even stronger," said Champoux, a native of Pittsfield, Mass.