YONGSAN GARRISON, SEOUL, South Korea —
General Vincent K. Brooks took command of U.S. Forces Korea, Combined Forces Command and United Nations Command in a ceremony held here today.
Brooks took command from Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, who had been in command since October of 2013. The ceremony was co-hosted by Republic of Korea, Minister of National Defense Han MinKoo and Gen. Paul. J. Selva, vice chairman, of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Gen. Brooks’ most recent assignment was as commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific. He has held command at every level of the Army and served on the Joint Staff, in addition to serving as the deputy director of operations at U.S. Central Command.
Gen. Scaparotti will next serve as the commander of European Command and the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.
“In the present day, the challenges continue to rise, but so does the strength of this alliance and the resolve of the United Nations,” said Gen. Brooks. “We must look into the future with clear eyes, confronting the challenges to peace and prosperity, and doing so in a spirit that is becoming of those who served and sacrificed before us.”