USF-Korea commander observes ‘Gimlet’ training

| May 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Gen. James Thurman (middle), commander, USF-Korea, observes a team live-fire exercise conducted by Co. C,  1st Bn., 21st Inf. Regt., “Gimlets,” 2nd BCT, 25th ID, with Korean Maj. Gen. Yang Gu Lee (right), deputy chief of staff, Combined Forces Command-Korea, and Capt. Patty Ferriter, commander, Co. C, 1st Bn., 21st. Inf. Regt., 2nd BCT, at Rodriguez Range, South Korea, April 12.

Gen. James Thurman (middle), commander, USF-Korea, observes a team live-fire exercise conducted by Co. C, 1st Bn., 21st Inf. Regt., “Gimlets,” 2nd BCT, 25th ID, with Korean Maj. Gen. Yang Gu Lee (right), deputy chief of staff, Combined Forces Command-Korea, and Capt. Patty Ferriter, commander, Co. C, 1st Bn., 21st. Inf. Regt., 2nd BCT, at Rodriguez Range, South Korea, April 12.

Story and Photo by
Maj. Gabriel Zinni
2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division

RODRIGUEZ TRAINING RANGE, South Korea — Gen. James Thurman, commander, U.S. Forces-Korea, met with Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, “Gimlets,” 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, to observe their combined training with Republic of Korea army units as part of the Annual 2012 Foal Eagle exercise, here, April 12.

Thurman was accompanied by Maj. Gen. Yang Gu Lee, deputy chief of staff, Combined Forces Command-Korea.

The two generals received a tour and briefing on two distinct training events led by Gimlet leaders and Soldiers. They visited a U.S. and Republic of Korea army defensive training scenario and team live-fire training.

Following each training event, Thurman presented coins for excellence to Soldiers who were selected by their leadership for their outstanding performance.

“Squads, platoons and companies are what make the difference,” Thurman said. “These training events are excellent opportunities to get our Soldiers and our partners on the terrain together to build confidence through combined team-building events.”

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