Jan. 19 By Richard Tomkins (UPI)
A U.S. Army Division and a Korean Army brigade are combining personnel and command staff to form a new joint army division beginning this week.
UIJEONGB, South Korea -- The U.S. Army and Republic of Korea Army are joining forces and establishing a combined division for improved readiness and defensive capabilities.
The U.S. Army said the new division will be comprised of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division and a brigade from the South Korean Army. Its commander will be American, while his deputy will be Korean.
Officers, non-commissioned officers and units will be attached to the division, allowing interoperability and capitalization of the strengths of both armies