CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, (Greywolf), 1st Cavalry Division (Rotational), uncased its colors during an official transfer of authority ceremony, June 7, at Robertson Field, here.
The ceremony marked the official assumption of the rotational mission for the brigade and the completion of mission for the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division from Fort Bliss, Texas.
According to Col. Kevin Capra, Greywolf commander, the Soldiers of the brigade have spent the past year training and increasing their readiness.
"Over the next nine months, alongside our Korean allies, we will continue to build upon that effort and stand ready to conduct any mission asked of us," said Capra. "We stand shoulder to shoulder with our allies building readiness through partnership."
Greywolf brigade, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas is returning to the peninsula for the first time for an extended period since 1963. They will assume the rotational brigade duties from the Bulldog brigade who have spent the past nine months continuing to build relationships with the Republic of Korea army and providing for the defense of the peninsula.
"Our Soldiers have been integrated into the social and operational fabric of the Korean civil and military culture throughout our deployment," said Col. Marc Cloutier, brigade commander, 3ABCT, 1AD. "During our rotation, Bulldog brigade has conducted more than 230 training and cultural events in terms of combined training exercises to increase interoperability as well as community partnership activities to further strengthen the ROK-US Alliance."
The Greywolf brigade has spent the past month deploying their Soldiers and equipment to the peninsula while Bulldog has been redeploying their equipment to Fort Bliss. The Soldiers of Greywolf will spend the next nine months continuing to train alongside their Korean allies while building relationships with the Soldiers and citizens of the Republic of Korea.