Eighth Army and Republic of Korea military police officers discussed how to handle prisoners of war during a conference involving 40 MPs, June 28, 2023.
The tactical discussion took place at the Republic of Korea Army Safety Training Center located in Gyeryongdae, South Korea. Col. Robert Rodock, director of Eighth Army’s Provost Marshal Office, headed the American participation.
The discussion aimed to explore combined POW handling and exchange tactics in a unique meeting to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the ROK-U.S. alliance. Representatives from both Armies deliberated on methods to facilitate successful combined operations through effective POW management during wartime.
For the first time, a detainee reporting system and biometric system capable of real-time viewing and utilization of prisoner data was demonstrated for the attendees. Following the discussion, the two military police forces pledged to arrange another meeting to explore the processes of Eighth Army’s POW management system.