USAG HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea —
Gen. Paul LaCamera, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea commander, hosted the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intel, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Targeting (C5ISRT) Summit with the Republic of Korea Gen. Kim Seung Kyum, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. Ahn, Byung-Seok, Combined Forces Command deputy commander, here today.
The C5ISRT Summit provides ROK and U.S. senior leaders with a shared understanding of combined C5ISRT capabilities and opportunities in the Korean Theater of Operations. The summit also focuses on interoperability effectiveness, includes demonstrations of emerging technologies, and identification of future C5ISRT plans and operations.
“We are elated to be a part of the ROK-U.S. C5ISRT Summit this year. The theme for the 2023 C5ISRT Summit is ‘Fight Tonight, Tomorrow, and Beyond’ to highlight mission assurance of our capabilities in armistice, conflict, and crisis,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Erick O. Welcome, United States Forces Korea, J6, and Combined Forces Command, deputy C6.
“A key element of our summit is the ironclad commitment to strengthen the Alliance and relationships with our partners and allies," Welcome said.
This iteration of the C5ISRT Summit will include United States Space Forces – Korea in its discussions for the first time. The unit was activated on the Korean Peninsula, Dec. 14, 2022. In addition, this year’s summit was the second time in three years that Republic of Korea and United States personnel participated in person, and virtually from the continental United States, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.