By Cpl. Kim Dong-weonMarch 12, 2014
Key Resolve is an annual command post exercise held by United States Forces Korea and its Pacific partners, designed to ensure mission readiness that supports the defense of South Korea and strengthen the ROK-U.S. alliance.
Team 19's unique and vital role during Key Resolve brought key leaders to Daegu to observe the unit's critical peninsula-wide tactical and strategic logistics operations and noncombatant evacuation operations.
The 19th ESC commanding general, Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen, hosted senior leaders throughout the exercise. The visits of Adm. Choi Yoon-hee, Republic of Korea chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, and Gen. Kim Yo-hwan, 2nd Operational Command commanding general contributed to the a stronger relationship with the ROK and the U.S. military said Farmen.
The Commander of Eighth Army, Lt. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, also stopped by to the encourage the Soldiers of Area IV to continue to strive for excellence, while taking the time to understand just how much of an impact Team 19 has on the mission capabilities of the entire peninsula.
Farmen attributed the success of this year's Key Resolve to the hard work and professionalism of each and every Soldier who participated in the round-the-clock operations, as each Soldier stayed committed to the mission, building strong partnerships, and reinforcing the ROK-US alliance from start to finish.