523rd Engineers ‘Bulldogs’ set for deployment to South Korea

| May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
he 130th Engineer Brigade hosted a deployment ceremony for engineers of the 523rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, May 18 at Hamilton Field for its upcoming deployment to the Republic of Korea as part of U.S. Army-Pacific's Korean Rotational Forces. They will replace the 95th Engineer Company, a fellow Company of the 84th Engineer Battalion, which has been serving in Korea since September of last year.

The 523rd Eng. Co. cases the colors during a deployment ceremony, May 18, in preparation for its upcoming deployment to the ROK as part of USARPAC’S Korean Rotational Forces.

 

130th Engineer Brigade Public Affairs
8th Theater Sustainment Command

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The 130th Engineer Brigade hosted a deployment ceremony for engineers of the 523rd Eng. Company, 84th Eng. Battalion, May 18, at Hamilton Field, here, for its upcoming deployment to the Republic of Korea as part of the U.S. Army-Pacific’s Korean rotational forces.

The brigade will replace the 95th Eng. Co., a fellow company of the 84th Eng. Bn., which has been serving in South Korea since September 2015.

The 523rd Eng. Co. is made up of more than 100 horizontal construction engineers engineers, and a complement of technical, signal, medical, CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense), mechanical and supply Soldiers make the unit flexible, responsive and capable of meeting all assigned construction tasks in support of 8th Army and 2nd Infantry Division.

The 84th Engineer Battalion Commander, Ltc. Eric M. Noe, addresses the Soldiers of the 523rd Engineering Company, during a deployment ceremony.

The 84th Eng. Bn. commander, Lt. Col. Eric M. Noe, addresses the 523rd Eng. Co.

“Six months ago, we found out about this deployment, and since then each and every one of you have pulled your wait in getting us ready to get out the door,” said Capt. Timothy Wu, commander, 523rd Eng. Co. “Today, the ‘Bulldogs’ stand ready to write the next chapter in the unit’s proud service history to our nation. I could not be prouder and can’t wait to see what we can accomplish in the Korean theater of operations.”

In his speech, Lt. Col. Eric Noe, 84th Eng. Bn. commander, recalled the proud history that Wu alluded to.

“It is your mission to present outstanding engineering in support of U.S. and South Korean forces and continue a trend of excellence established by those from generations ago and, more recently, by our brothers and sisters in the 95th Eng. Co.,” Noe said. “This is a strong company that is well led and ready to execute.”

The rotations are designed to support the U.S. security commitment to the Republic of Korea, as specified, by the mutual defense treaty and presidential agreements between the two governments.

After the ceremony, Xatchena Jenkins rushed to her father, Spc. Davis J. Jenkins a heavy equipment operator with the 523rd Engineering Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

Xatchena Jenkins joins her father, heavy equipment operator Spc. Davis J. Jenkins, immediately after the formation is dismissed.

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