By Fonda BockJune 29, 2018
In keeping with the Army's commitment to strengthen ties with its allies, members of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command met with a delegation from the Republic of Korea Army G-1, at the Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude Complex, located at Fort Knox, Kentucky, June 27.
Brig. Gen. Twanda "Tia" Young, HRC deputy commanding general, took the opportunity to enhance professional relationships, training and overall coordination with this partner country.
"Sharing is fundamental to the development of any lasting relationship," Young said.
After a traditional gift exchange, Brig. Gen. Son Seck Min, Republic of Korea Army G-1 deputy, discussed U.S. Army personnel programs and policies, Soldier management and development, and force optimization for readiness with various members of the HRC staff.
Additionally, the leaders discussed multiple information technology initiatives the Army is undertaking, including the Integrated Personnel and Pay System, or IPPS-A, and the Assignment Interactive Module 2.0 (AIM 2). Both systems are designed to fundamentally change how the Army manages its people to more effectively develop and employ the right talent at the right place at the right time.
"These systems offer transparency for all key stakeholders - Soldiers and units," Young said. "Also, these systems aid to facilitate supporting commanders to sustain optimal readiness levels by having talent placed in the right positions to execute their respective missions in support of partners like the ROK Army."
Young said she was honored to have the opportunity to host HRC's partners from the Republic of Korea Army G-1 on behalf of Maj. Gen. Jason Evans, HRC commanding general.
"Occasions like this afford HRC and the Army the opportunity to cultivate its commitment to lasting relationships with our partners through the sharing of mutually beneficial information," she said.