Graves Receives National Award Signed by ROK President
1 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Col. Seth Graves, the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys commander, right, receives the Republic of Korea (ROK) Order of National Security Merit Samil Medal from ROK Army Support Group commander Col. Seok-mo Koo at Maude Hall on June 27, 2023. Graves is the seventh person to receive the award, which is signed by the president of the Republic of Korea, in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding and meritorious service to the ROK. (U.S. Army photo by Stanley James) (Photo Credit: Stanley James) VIEW ORIGINAL
Graves Receives National Award Signed by ROK President
2 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Col. Seth Graves, the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys commander, right, receives the Republic of Korea (ROK) Order of National Security Merit Samil Medal from ROK Army Support Group commander Col. Seok-mo Koo at Maude Hall on June 27, 2023. Graves is the seventh person to receive the award, which is signed by the president of the Republic of Korea, in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding and meritorious service to the ROK. (U.S. Army photo by Stanley James) (Photo Credit: Stanley James) VIEW ORIGINAL
Graves Receives National Award Signed by ROK President
3 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Col. Seth Graves, the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys commander, right, receives the Republic of Korea (ROK) Order of National Security Merit Samil Medal from ROK Army Support Group commander Col. Seok-mo Koo at Maude Hall on June 27, 2023. Graves is the seventh person to receive the award, which is signed by the president of the Republic of Korea, in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding and meritorious service to the ROK. (U.S. Army photo by Stanley James) (Photo Credit: Stanley James) VIEW ORIGINAL
Graves Receives National Award Signed by ROK President
4 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Col. Seth Graves, the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys commander, center, receives the Republic of Korea (ROK) Order of National Security Merit Samil Medal from ROK Army Support Group commander Col. Seok-mo Koo, center left, at Maude Hall on June 27, 2023. Graves is the seventh person to receive the award, which is signed by the president of the Republic of Korea, in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding and meritorious service to the ROK. (U.S. Army photo by Stanley James) (Photo Credit: Stanley James) VIEW ORIGINAL
Graves Receives National Award Signed by ROK President
5 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Col. Seth Graves, the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys commander, right, receives the Republic of Korea (ROK) Order of National Security Merit Samil Medal from ROK Army Support Group commander Col. Seok-mo Koo at Maude Hall on June 27, 2023. Graves is the seventh person to receive the award, which is signed by the president of the Republic of Korea, in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding and meritorious service to the ROK. (U.S. Army photo by Stanley James) (Photo Credit: Stanley James) VIEW ORIGINAL
Graves Receives National Award Signed by ROK President
6 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Col. Seth Graves, the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys commander, right, receives the Republic of Korea (ROK) Order of National Security Merit Samil Medal from ROK Army Support Group commander Col. Seok-mo Koo at Maude Hall on June 27, 2023. Graves is the seventh person to receive the award, which is signed by the president of the Republic of Korea, in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding and meritorious service to the ROK. (U.S. Army photo by Stanley James) (Photo Credit: Stanley James) VIEW ORIGINAL
Graves Receives National Award Signed by ROK President
7 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Col. Seth Graves, the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys commander, right, receives the Republic of Korea (ROK) Order of National Security Merit Samil Medal from ROK Army Support Group commander Col. Seok-mo Koo at Maude Hall on June 27, 2023. Graves is the seventh person to receive the award, which is signed by the president of the Republic of Korea, in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding and meritorious service to the ROK. (U.S. Army photo by Stanley James) (Photo Credit: Stanley James) VIEW ORIGINAL
Graves Receives National Award Signed by ROK President
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CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea – The Republic of Korea Order of National Security Merit Samil Medal was presented, June, 27, to Col. Seth Graves, commander of the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys. The award was presented by ROK Army Support Group commander, Col. Seok-mo Koo.

The Order of National Security Merit medal has five grades: The Samil Medal is the fourth grade and was signed by the president of Korea in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding and meritorious service to the ROK.

“To receive an award from the president of the Republic of Korea is humbling,” said Graves. “I have such appreciation for our host country and everything they have done to support our installation and our Humphreys community. I am honored.”