Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command celebrated its 43rd foundation anniversary with a ceremony held at the United States Army Garrison - Yongsan’s Knight Field on Nov. 5, the United States Forces Korea (USFK) said.
Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea Commander, presided over the ceremony and said “as we celebrate our 43rd anniversary, everyone can see that we remain the most lethal, ready and combined force in the world. We remain ready to deter, defend, and – if necessary – defeat any adversaries who seek to harm this great country.”
Founded on Nov. 7, 1978, CFC serves as the wartime command and control headquarters for the Republic of Korea, U.S. and international military forces with a mission of deterring external aggression against South Korea.
Gen. Kim Seung Kyum, Deputy Commander of Combined Forces Command, stressed, “We will keep on marching forward together to advance the ROK-U.S. Alliance and Combined Forces Command based on common value and trust” in his remarks.
Due to COVID-19 considerations, only U.S. and ROK military members assigned to CFC were invited to attend the ceremony. Both President Moon Jae-in and Minister Suh Wook provided congratulatory remarks that celebrated CFC’s role in maintaining peace and security on the Korean peninsula.
Combined Forces Command remains committed to defending the ROK against any adversary or threat, a responsibility it’s been upholding for the last 43 years in support of the ironclad ROK-U.S. Alliance.