YONGSAN GARRISON, SEOUL, Republic of Korea –
The Combined Forces Command announced today that it has successfully completed its combined command defense exercise Key Resolve.
"Key Resolve is a critical exercise each year. It gives us the ability to train and rehearse with our Republic of Korea partners and United Nations Sending State Partners. It is important to maintain our high levels of proficiency on key tasks in different scenarios,” said Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and United States Forces Korea. “Training our Alliance forces is an important component to our readiness and is crucial to sustaining and strengthening the Alliance.”
This year’s training event involved computer simulations hosted at various sites across the Republic of Korea and the U.S. Key Resolve allowed senior leaders to exercise their decision-making capabilities and trained commanders from both nations in combined planning, military intelligence, logistics and command and control operations.
Service members and civilians from the Republic of Korea and augmentees United States took part in the exercise. Participants came from the Korean peninsula, the U.S., and around the globe. Five United Nations Command sending states also participated in the exercise: Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, and Great Britain. Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission observers monitored the exercise to ensure it was is in compliance with the Armistice Agreement.
The exercise ensures the ROK and U.S. Alliance is prepared to defend the ROK, while training Alliance forces to respond to any potential event on the peninsula.
Key Resolve is an annual defense-oriented exercise. It is designed to coordinate combined and joint training designed to defend the ROK, protect the region, and maintain stability on the peninsula.