General Paul LaCamera took command of U.S. Forces Korea, United Nations Command and Combined Forces Command today during a change-of-command ceremony at Camo Humphreys in Pyeongtaek.
LaCamera said he looks forward to getting together with South Korea in the true spirit of one team, to strengthen alliance and to propel it to even great heights.
He replaces General Robert Abrams, who is retiring after a 39-year Army career punctuated by an aggressive "kill the virus" response to the pandemic.
His time with USFK began amid unprecedented diplomatic efforts aimed at eliminating the North Korean nuclear threat and restoring peace on the divided peninsula.
LaCamera previously served as the commander of U.S. troops in the Pacific and before that, he led America's campaign against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.