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Command Historian


Welcome to the United States Forces Korea (USFK) Command History Office page. Our mission is to provide, write, record, and preserve historically significant information about the command.  

Mission and Vision Statement
  1. Executes the joint history program objectives, priorities and policies in accordance with CJCSI 5320.01 series instruction. Captures the joint analysis of exercises and named operations in support of the Commander's Campaign Plan and Operational Lines of Effort, which includes the operational planning, execution, and assessment employed by senior leadership to facilitate decision-making.
  2. Produces historical products (information papers, point papers, briefings, studies, monographs, oral histories) as directed to provide historical perspective and research and reference support to assist the UNC/CFC/USFK Commander and other commanders and staffs in operational planning, problem-solving, and decision-making.
  3. Maintains working research holdings (UNC/CFC/USFK hardcopy and digital archive) adequate to preserve the commands’ institutional memory and to permit applying broad historical perspectives to issues affecting the commands. Establishes a collection plan and collects and organizes inputs for the UNC and USFK command history. 
  4. Coordinates, conducts, transcribes, publishes and preserves periodic and end-of-tour oral history interviews with the UNC/CFC/USFK Commander and with other key UNC/CFC/USFK leaders and staff principals as needed to complete the historical record.
  5. Assists with the leader development and military history education programs as directed to include staff ride support, guest lectures, and a professional reading program.
  6. Research, write, and publish the USFK Command Tenure Historical Review and the UNC Annual History Report.
  7. Coordinates joint historical research assistance and site analysis in support of efforts to locate, evaluate, and recover the remains of missing American service personnel that served or fought in the Korean Theatre since 1945.
  8. Researches and provides answers to requests for information from UNC/CFC/USFK on all historical topics relating to the Korean War as well as significant historical events occurring pre- and post-Korean War.

USFK Command Historian

Mr. Ben Harris
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