Welcome to the United States Forces Korea (USFK) Surgeon website! The
USFK Surgeon serves as the principal advisor to the Commander, USFK for
Force Health Protection and Health Service Support within the Korean
Theater of Operations. The USFK Surgeon’s staff is comprised of a joint
team of military medical planners and health professionals responsible
for establishing both Health Service Support and Force Health Protection
policies and programs designed to sustain and enable the fielding of a
healthy and fit force, protected from disease and injury. These
policies and programs establish measures to promote the well-being,
ensure a high quality of life, and strengthen the joint and combined
force to protect against diseases and non-battle related injuries.
A healthy and fit joint and combined force provides the Commander
with optimally fit members with an increased capacity to withstand the
rigors associated with military operations in a joint and combined
environment. Through collaboration, and cooperation between the USFK
Surgeon’s staff and the Combined Forces Command (CFC) C-1 Medical staff,
essential and effective, Health Service Support planning and
coordination are conducted to ensure an adequate and sustainable Health
Service Support plan to enhance the readiness, and ensure the Republic
of Korea (ROK)/U.S. Alliance is prepared—and if required, to fight
Within this website you will find information pertaining to our
mission, staff organization, contact phone numbers and links to relevant
medical sites. We want you to learn more about who we are, and what we
do during your virtual visit. Our ultimate objective is to improve
communications, understanding and cooperation between our staff and our
customers. This website is one mechanism to attaining that objective.
Our website contains links to information you will find useful.
Please contact our webmaster at 724-6328 if you have any questions or notice any errors on our site.
To plan, develop, exercise, implement, coordinate and manage joint
Health Service Support programs to enable and sustain a healthy and fit
force during Armistice and transition to hostilities in the Korean
Theater of Operations.
KEY TASKS AND FUNCTIONS
Principle health service advisor to Commander, U.S. Forces Korea (USFK).
Coordinates and ensures the provision of Health Service Support and
Force Health Protection as a sustainment and protection function.
Develops Health Service Support strategic plans, policies and
procedures and synchronizes Health Service Support activities along all
Lines of Operation.
Coordinates Force Health Protection measures and procedures, and
advises the command staff and component commands on the impacts of
diseases and other health threats.
Assesses component Health Service Support requirements and capabilities.
Ensures coordination of Health Service Support and Force Health
Protection operations that sustains collaborative joint planning between
Combined Forces Command/USFK, DoD and U.S. Government agencies, Host
Nation, and allied participants.
Coordinates with components to ensure joint medical synchronization,
standardization and interoperability of health service resources.
Coordinates medical participation in theater level exercises.
Coordinates with Host Nation medical authorities on matters pertaining to public health, and other medical emergencies.
Manages the joint blood and joint patient movement requirements programs for USFK.
Manages medical logistics requirements and establishes theater policy for medical materiel standardization.
To be the premiere advocate for Force Health Protection and Health
Service Support in the Korean Theater of Operations, under all
conditions from Armistice to hostilities.