By By Maj. Brad Dobozenski, 1HBCT Public Affairs OfficerMarch 6, 2008
Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, visited the 2nd Infantry Division Feb. 22 as part of an overall visit to the United States Forces Korea Feb. 21-23.
The purpose of Griffin's visit was to assess the specific needs of USFK. Griffin and his staff visited various sites throughout the peninsula and 2ID. At each site they met with senior leaders and Soldiers to gain insight through their input.
AMC's mission is to provide superior technology, acquisition support, and logistics to ensure dominant land force capability for Soldiers, the United States and our allies.
"Our main mission is to support the warfighter," said Col. Joseph B. Coleman, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Materiel Command. "Our focus is on the Soldier, Airman, Marine, and Sailor, so coming here gives us the opportunity to look the Soldier in the eye and find out what issues they have."
The visit allowed the Soldiers of USFK and 2ID to talk directly to the man in charge of their equipment and modernization issues.
"The Soldiers, civilians, and contractors of Army Materiel Command work diligently everyday to meet the needs of the brave men and women serving our country," said Griffin. "From beans to bullets, from trucks to tanks; if a Soldier needs it we're here to provide it."