ROKA generals visit USARC

November 09, 2012
Story by Timothy Hale
U.S. Army Reserve Command 
 
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Republic of Korea Army generals visited the U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters, here, Nov. 5 and 6 for the second time this year to find out more about the capabilities of America’s warrior-citizens.
 
 Republic of Korea Army senior leaders and U.S. Army Reserve Command senior leaders discuss the roles of both nation's armed forces during a visit to the U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters, Nov. 5, 2012, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The ROKA leadership visited USARC and U.S. Army Forces Command leadership to gain a better understanding of the operational capabilities of the Army Reserve.​
 
Maj. Gen. Beom-Soo Lee, the ROKA Mobilization Planning Department chief, and Brig. Gen. Doncheol Choi, Mobilization chief, visited with Maj. Gen. James “Boe” Young, U.S. Army Reserve chief of staff, for a series of briefings at the command’s headquarters, and toured Fort Bragg’s Virtual Training Facility.
 
“They [South Korea] have been great allies for over 50 years,” Young said. “Anything we can do to help each other helps solidify that partnership.”
 
Lee and Choi were able to use some of the latest training tools in the Army’s arsenal at the VTF.
 
The ROKA delegation received briefings on the Virtual Clearance Training Suite, the Mine Resistant Ambush Protection Vehicle rollover trainer, the Virtual Convoy Combat Trainer, and the Virtual Battlespace Simulator 2.
 
Lee, Choi, and others in their party, sat behind the wheel of the VCTS, getting the feel of the Buffalo simulator while interrogating suspected improvised explosive devices in one of the computer-generated scenarios.
 
“I have seen the U.S. has been organized and very well trained,” Lee said, speaking through an interpreter. “Wherever the U.S. goes, worldwide, they will fight well.”
 
Maj. Gen. James "Bo" Young, right, U.S. Army Reserve chief of staff, presents a Minuteman statue to Republic of Korea Army Maj. Gen. Beom-Soo Lee, during Lee's visit to the U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters, Nov. 5, 2012, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Lee visited USARC and U.S. Army Forces Command leadership to gain a better understanding of the operational capabilities of the Army Reserve.​
 
Young said Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, chief, U.S. Army Reserve and USARC commanding general, recently visited South Korea for a similar exchange of information and capabilities.
 
“The Army Reserve’s partnership and commitment to South Korea is strong,” Young said.​
Find a Unit
Find
Your Stories
March 18, 2014 Soldier Spotlight is Spc. Andrew L. Sinsuat Read More >
January 22, 2014 Soldier spotlight: Spc. Darren Miller Read More >
October 08, 2013 Hispanic Heritage Month: Q and A with Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Marion Garcia Read More >
August 30, 2013 Hometown news release: Capt. John B. Chiara Read More >
September 06, 2013 Army Reserve officer battling cancer is honored by White Sox Read More >

The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Army Reserve of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sites, the United States Army Reserve does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. All links are provided consistent with the mission of this Web site.

Close