MARCH 6, 2017, DAEGU, South Korea – Senior leadership and soldiers from Eighth Army and several of its Materiel Support Commands hosted a visit by Army Materiel Command Deputy Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche, March 3-4.
Throughout the four-day trip to Japan and South Korea, Wyche spent time with commanders learning the most recent updates to mission capabilities leading up to multiple training exercises scheduled to be completed in the Pacific region this spring. Additionally, he recognized several soldiers for their individual accomplishments.
During the walkthrough of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team’s motor pool, Pfc. Aaron Jordan and Pvt. Justin Taylor Nelson demonstrated, and provided feedback, for the Maintenance Service Device – Version 3. The MSD-V3 is the Army’s standard for at-platform maintenance test systems providing diagnostics, national stock number lookup and maintenance procedures for repairs, all in a rugged laptop platform.
“My whole task in life it to come out here to find out how we can better serve you, the soldier,” said Wyche. “I just want to say thank you for what you do.”
He continued by praising those in attendance, calling them “the best logisticians in the world. We will never say no as long as we have one gallon of gas or one bullet to give.”
Saturday, 19th ESC Commander, Brig. Gen. John P. Sullivan hosted breakfast at the Sustainer Grill followed by a command brief at CP19 before Wyche’s departure to Camp Carroll.
During his visit to Camp Carroll, coins were presented to the Materiel Support Command – Korea Best Warrior Competition winners and the Korean Service Corps Employee of the Year before touring the Heavy Equipment Division. The tour highlighted the capabilities utilized to support both 19th ESC and Eighth Army’s missions. His senior leader engagement concluded with a visit to the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade Headquarters.
By Sgt. Uriah Walker