U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville pins on Lt. Gen. John Kolasheskis’ new rank during his promotion ceremony in Krakow, Poland, Aug. 4. Kolasheski is the new V Corps commanding general. The two went on to unfurl the V Corps flag, officially establishing the V Corps Headquarters (Forward).
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville pins on Lt. Gen. John Kolasheskis’ new rank during his promotion ceremony in Krakow, Poland, Aug. 4. Kolasheski is the new V Corps commanding general. The two went on to unfurl the V Corps flag, officially establishing the V Corps Headquarters (Forward). (Photo Credit: Sgt. Dani Debehets) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army, Polish Ministry of Defense and State Department officials gather around the newly unfurled V Corps flag in Krakow, Poland, Aug. 4. The primary mission of V Corps Headquarters (Forward) will be conducting operational planning, mission command oversight of rotational forces in Europe and will provide additional support to allies and partners in the region.
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army, Polish Ministry of Defense and State Department officials gather around the newly unfurled V Corps flag in Krakow, Poland, Aug. 4. The primary mission of V Corps Headquarters (Forward) will be conducting operational planning, mission command oversight of rotational forces in Europe and will provide additional support to allies and partners in the region. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Dani Debehets) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville and V Corps commanding general Lt. Gen. John Kolasheskis forgo shaking hands and follow COVID 19 safety procedures by touching elbows during his promotion and the official unfurling the V Corps flag ceremony in Krakow, Poland, Aug. 4. The primary mission of V Corps Headquarters (Forward) will be conducting operational planning, mission command oversight of rotational forces in Europe and will provide additional support to allies and partners in the region.
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville and V Corps commanding general Lt. Gen. John Kolasheskis forgo shaking hands and follow COVID 19 safety procedures by touching elbows during his promotion and the official unfurling the V Corps flag ceremony in Krakow, Poland, Aug. 4. The primary mission of V Corps Headquarters (Forward) will be conducting operational planning, mission command oversight of rotational forces in Europe and will provide additional support to allies and partners in the region. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Dani Debehets) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Europe commanding general, Lt. Gen Christopher Cavoli, observes U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville and Lt. Gen. John Kolasheskis, V Corps commanding general, officially unfurl the V Corps flag in Krakow, Poland, Aug. 4. The primary mission of V Corps Headquarters (Forward) will be conducting operational planning, mission command oversight of rotational forces in Europe and will provide additional support to allies and partners in the region.
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Europe commanding general, Lt. Gen Christopher Cavoli, observes U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville and Lt. Gen. John Kolasheskis, V Corps commanding general, officially unfurl the V Corps flag in Krakow, Poland, Aug. 4. The primary mission of V Corps Headquarters (Forward) will be conducting operational planning, mission command oversight of rotational forces in Europe and will provide additional support to allies and partners in the region. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Dani Debehets) VIEW ORIGINAL
Lt. Gen Christopher Cavoli observes U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville and Lt. Gen. John Kolasheskis, V Corps commanding general, officially unfurl the V Corps flag during a ceremony in Krakow, Poland, Aug. 4. The primary mission of V Corps Headquarters (Forward) will be conducting operational planning, mission command oversight of rotational forces in Europe and will provide additional support to allies and partners in the region.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Gen Christopher Cavoli observes U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville and Lt. Gen. John Kolasheskis, V Corps commanding general, officially unfurl the V Corps flag during a ceremony in Krakow, Poland, Aug. 4. The primary mission of V Corps Headquarters (Forward) will be conducting operational planning, mission command oversight of rotational forces in Europe and will provide additional support to allies and partners in the region. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Dani Debehets) VIEW ORIGINAL

WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville was present to officially unfurl the V Corps flag and to promote its commanding general, Maj. Gen. John Kolasheski, to lieutenant general Aug. 4 in Krakow, Poland.

McConville announced before the ceremony that the V Corps Headquarters (Forward) will be located in Poland.

“The activation of an additional Corps headquarters provides the needed level of command and control focused on synchronizing U.S. Army, allied, and partner nation tactical formations operating in Europe,” said McConville “It will enhance U.S. Army Europe and U.S. European Command as they work alongside allies and partners to promote regional stability and security.”

The primary mission of V Corps Headquarters (Forward) will be conducting operational planning, mission command oversight of rotational forces in Europe and will provide additional support to allies and partners in the region. About 200 personnel on a rotational basis will staff the forward command post and are expected to arrive later this year.

The U.S. Army announced the reactivation of V Corps at Fort Knox, Kentucky, in February, with their plan to have a forward element in Europe. The location was settled through the Enhance Defense Cooperation Agreement in July of this year.