Korean Service Corps Battalion

The KSC was originally a Paramilitary Force called to duty by Presidential Emergency Decree to provide logistic support to the defenders of the final defensive line of ROK and US Army troops along the Naktong River during the Korean War. Its support in combat contributed to the successful defense of the Naktong River line and decisively saved the ROK from total defeat.

미 8군 지원단은 한국 전쟁 중 낙동강 전선까지 후퇴한 한·미군의 최종방어선을 사수하기 위해 대통령 긴급명령에 의해 민간인으로 구성된 비전투원 병력을 투입하여 낙동강전선을 성공 적으로 방어토록 지원하므로써 조국이 풍전등화의 위기에서 구출될 수 있도록 결정적인 기여를 하였으며 주요 연혁은 아래와 같습니다.
  26 July 1950   "Presidential Emergency Decree No. 6" - Support Each US Corps with 500 Male Personnel
    징발에 관한 특별 조치령 - 대통령 긴급 명령 6호 - 미 1개 군단별 500명단위로 지원
  March 1951   Originally named the Civilian Transportation Corps
    - Organized into 85 Transportation Companies, 19,880 Personnel
    최초 "민간인 수송단(CTC)"으로 명명- 85개 수송 중대 19,880명으로 편성
  14 July 1951   Reorganized as KSC by 5th Corps General Order No. 17
    - 101st, 103rd, 105th KSC Division, 100th, 200th KSC Bde (Total 60,000)
    "미 8군 지원단(KSC)"으로 재편성 – 미5군단 일반 명령 17호
    - 제101, 103, 105 근무사단, 100, 200 근무여단 (총 6만명)
  September 1951   Organized KSC Processing Center
    - Daegu: Headquarters
    - Seoul, Yongsan, Inchon: Detachment
    미 8군 지원단 중앙 보충대" 창설- 대구 : 본부, 서울, 용산, 인천 : 파견대
  November 1952   Reached peak strength of 100,000
    한국전쟁 중 최고 10만명까지 증원
  27 July 1953   Reduced in size to 45,000 after signing of Armistice Agreement
    - KSC Korean War Casualties: KIA 2,064, WIA 4,282, MIA 2,448
    정전협정 후 45,000명으로 감소
    - 한국 전쟁기간 중 전사 2,064, 부상 4,282, 실종 2,448명 발생
  15 March 1955   Placed under G-1, 8A Operational Control
    미 8군 인사처(G-1)에서 미 8군 지원단 작전통제
  15 September 1962   Placed under G-5, 8A Operational Control
    미 8군 민사처(G-5)에서 미 8군 지원단 작전통제
  23 February 1967   KSC guaranteed by US Forces Status of Force Agreement
    (Agreement between USA and ROK regarding the Status of KSC)
    한·미 행정협정 체결 (미 8군 지원단 지위 협정)
  15 April 1971   KSC Control Detachment placed under G-1, 8A Operational
    Control and subsequently transferred to G-3, 8A Operational Control
    미 8군 인사처(G-1)에서 작전통제 후 년말에 미8군 G-3에서 작전통제
  16 July 1994   Redesignated as KSC BN, a BN commanded by a LTC with 13 companies located
    throughout the peninsula
    미 8군 지원단 TDA 부대로 재편성
  1 April 1999   Placed under CofS, 8A Operational Control
    미 8군 참모장이 작전통제
  22 May 2001   Re-activation of 12th KSC Company
    제 12중대 재창설
  10 November 2005   Activation of 7th KSC Company (HET Mission)
    제 7중대 창설 (HET운영 임무)
  24 March 2006   Activation of 36th KSC Company
    제 36중대 창설
  4 September 2009   Activation of HHC, KSC Battalion
    본부중대 창설
  15 January 2013   Assigned to 19th ESC
    미 19지원사로 예속
  Present   Operation of HQ and 17 armistice KSC companies, with mission toexpand to 150
    companies in wartime through activation/operation of four KSC Mobilization Stations.
    평시 단본부/17개 중대, 전시 동원보충대(4)의 창설 및 운용을 통해 150개 중대로 증편
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  Email: usarmy.yongsan.8-army.mbx.ksc-rpo@mail.mil  | Phone numbers: 0503-356-1921, -1990, -1991, -1992    
  Address: #7030, Camp Humphreys, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea