By Cpl. Oh Chi-hyung, Eighth Army Public AffairsMarch 24, 2011
ANMYEON, South Korea - The Combined Forces Command held a combined joint logistics exercise as a part of Foal Eagle 2011 here March 22 - 24.
The Combined Joint Logistics Over the Shore exercise was held to train ROK-U.S. Alliance forces to operate in seaside areas where adequate pier facilities don't exist.
The CJLOTS exercise enhanced the ROK-U.S. Alliance's combined logistics capabilities.
The ROK-U.S. Combined Forces Command appointed Rear Adm. Son Cha-soo, chief of the Republic of Korea Naval Forces Component Flotilla 5, as the exercise commander.
Twenty-four ships, including the MV Vice Adm. K.R. Wheeler, 91 vehicles and more than 400 service members participated in the exercise.
During the exercise, 16 Korean civilian vessels, including a 19,000-ton ship, were mobilized to help supply and transport goods from the sea.
The exercise was the first of its kind conducted here on the West Sea where strong tidal fluctuations give way to muddy tidal flats.
"The sea state throughout the West Sea is much different than that of the East Sea. This gives us a good opportunity to train the team," said Brig. Gen. Aundre F. Piggee, deputy assistant chief of staff for logistics for United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea.
Piggee said the exercise strengthened the ROK-U.S. Alliance and enhanced its combat readiness.