YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - As the U.S. military shifts its focus to the Asia Pacific region, the U.S. Army's senior uniformed leader will visit American Soldiers in Korea Jan. 19 -- 20.

Gen. Raymond T. Odierno will be making his first visit to South Korea since assuming the U.S. Army's top uniformed post.

The former commander of Multinational Forces Iraq and Joint Forces Command became the U.S. Army's 38th chief of staff on Sept. 7, 2011.

During his visit, Odierno will meet with American and South Korean military leaders and Soldiers at Yongsan Garrison and Camp Humphreys, the current and future headquarters posts for U.S. military forces in South Korea.

The chief of staff will also be briefed on Eighth Army's transformation from an Army Service Component Command to a deployable, combined and joint warfighting headquarters, capable of commanding multinational corps-level combat forces.