USAG HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea -- General Paul J. LaCamera assumes command of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea (UNC/CFC/USFK) in a ceremony held at Barker Field at the UNC and USFK Headquarters today.
Gen. LaCamera assumed command from Gen. Robert B. “Abe” Abrams who had been in command since November of 2018.
The ceremony was officiated by the Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Suh Wook, and Adm. John Aquilino, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.
Gen. LaCamera most recently served as the Commanding General of the United States Army’s largest Service Component Command, U.S. Army Pacific, headquartered at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, with portions of the command forward deployed and based throughout the Indo-Pacific.
“The most sacred trust given to me is to prepare our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, guardians, and civilians to fight and win,” said LaCamera. “Our alliance forged in blood in the crucible of the Korean War has been the bedrock of peace and stability on the Korean peninsula for more than 70 years. I look forward to us getting together in the true spirit of one team to strengthen our alliance, and propel it to even greater heights.”
Gen. Abrams will retire in the United States after a distinguished military career of 39 years.