Overview

President Syngman Rhee of the Republic of Korea (ROK) signed and promulgated Emergency Decree No.6 on 26 July 1950, which became a legal basis for the conscription of war materials, facilities, transportation, and manpower resources. The decree was announced in response to an urgent request made by Lieutenant General Walton H. Walker, Eighth United States Army (EUSA) Commanding General, to address the shortage of manpower.

The Civilian Transportation Corps (CTC) was created on 15 Mar 1951, consisted of civilians to provide logistics support to the defenders of the final defensive line of ROK and US Army troops along the Naktong (Nakdong) River during the Korean War. The CTC was reorganized as the Korean Service Corps (KSC) on 14 Jul 1951 under direction of General James Van Fleet.

Today the KSC Battalion, a flagged battalion commanded by an U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, which is assigned to the Materiel Support Command-Korea and the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command. Just as it did during the Korean War, the KSC Battalion will "bridge the gap" between current US capabilities and required wartime end strength by providing critical capabilities until US reinforcement forces arrive in Korea.

Mission

The Korean Service Corps Battalion executes daily mission command of 2,185 mission essential Korean Nationals (KN) in 18 companies augmenting on-Peninsula (on-Pen) U.S. forces with embedded, multi-functional, and sustainment support. On order, KSC BN executes rapid wartime mobilization of 22,932 paramilitary KNs into 187 companies at four mobilization stations in support of on-Pen, Joint, and Time Phased Forces Deployment Data (TPFDD) forces during contingency operations.

VIDEO

  • History of the Korean Service Corps Battalion
  • KSC Warrior Ethos
  • Monument Rededication Ceremony
  • KSC Unsung Heroes
  • KSC HISTORY & MISSION
  • KSC IPDS

Leaders

History

1950.06.25 The Korean War broke out. The North Korean People’s Army (NKPA) crossed the 38th parallel, launching coordinated attacks on ROK Army units
1950.07.26 President Syngman Rhee of the Republic of Korea signed and promulgated Emergency Decree No.6. The ROKG began to recruit civilians based on the decree for all the cost defense effort
1950.08 Each U.S. Army Division (24th, 25th Inf Div, and 1st Cav Div) began to utilize an average of 500 Korean laborers to transport supplies
1951.01 ROKG provided the remaining 20,000 civilians requested by then LTG Ridgway on 27 Dec 50. They were formed into the Civilian Transportation Corps (CTC) carrier companies, in Taegu, equipped with A-frames
1951.03.15 The CTC was created in the EUSA headquarters under the operational control of the G4 Transportation Officer to administer all labor affairs. At the end of March, 85 carrier companies, a total of 19,680 men were inprocessed and shipped to the forward areas by train
1951.05 LTG Van Fleet directed the Eighth Army staff to study the Korean civilian service units being used in U.S. corps areas for organized employment and tasking
1951.07.14 CTC was reorganized as the Korean Service Corps (KSC). KSC is placed under the staff control and supervision of the G4 Labor Section. EUSA published a KSC governing regulation, including organization chart for KSC divisions (the 101st, 103rd, and 105th Division). Authorized KSC strength was 60,000
1951.09 The CTC Processing Center was renamed as the KSC Processing Center in Daegu (HQ)
1951.12 The KSC Seoul Detachment (at Yongsan) and Inchon Detachment were activated. Authorized KSC personnel strength was 75,000
1951 19th KSC CO was formed to support the 1309th Engineer Group
1951 9th KSC CO was formed to support the U.S. Army, the 1st Cavalry Division
1952.04.01 The 200th and 100th KSC Brigades were newly formed
1952.11 Authorized KSC personnel strength was 100,000
1952 1st KSC CO was formed at Camp Casey to support 7th Infantry Division
1953.07.27 A truce was signed, bringing about a cease-fire / The Korean War ceased with an armistice - KSC Korean War Casualties: 2,064 were killed in action, 4,282 wounded in action, and 2,448 missing in action
1953.09.30 The 100th KSC Brigades was deactivated
1953.10.21 The 200th KSC Brigades was deactivated
1953.10.30 KSC strength was reduced to 45,000
1954.09.15 The 105th KSC Division were deactivated
1954 15th KSC CO was formed at Camp Red Cloud with 350 KSC personnel to support the Special Troops Unit HQ, I Corps Group
1954 16th KSC CO was formed at Camp Esseyon with 250 KSC personnel and supported B CO, the 14th Engineer Battalion
1955.03.15 The KSC Control Detachment was organized with 3 officers and 3 enlisted men who were assigned from the Eighth Army, and was placed under the G-1
1955.05.20 The 103rd KSC Division were deactivated
1955.07.01 The KSC Control Detachment was assigned under the Eighth Army and was attached to the 8096th Army unit
1955 The KSC Control Detachment was moved from the Eighth Army HQ, Yongsan to the Chungyang-ni (Cheongnyangni) compound where the KSC Base Hospital was founded
1958.05 28th KSC CO was formed with 247 KSC personnel at Taepang (Daebang)-dong, Seoul to support the 76th Engineer Battalion
1958 33rd KSC CO was formed at Camp Long to support the 44th Engineer Battalion and the 76th Engineer Battalion
1959 2nd KSC CO was formed to support the 7th Infantry Division
1962.09.15 The KSC Control Detachment was assigned to EUSA Special Troops with 2 officers and 4 enlisted men and was placed under the Eighth Army G-5
1967.02.09 The U.S. Forces Status of Force Agreement (SOFA) became effective
1967.02.23 The ROK and U.S. Governments signed an Agreement Regarding the Status of the Korean Service Corps
1967.07.01 The 101st KSC Division HQ & 5 KSC BN HQ (1st , 2nd , 3rd , 5th and 6th) were deactivated
1967.08.11 74 KSC officers (ROKA reserve) and 169 KSC NCOs (ROKA reserve) were separated from the KSC
1967.10.09 The KSC Control Detachment compound moved from Chungyang-ni (Cheongnyangni) to Kongnung-dong (Gongneung-dong)
1967.11 Began to issue DD Form 489 (Geneva Convention Identity Card) to all armistice KSCs
1967 12th KSC CO was formed to support the U.S. army Support Group Joint Security Area
1968.08.10 6th KSC CO was formed with 150 KSC personnel to support Pusan (Busan) storage facility and other U.S. units located in the Pusan (Busan) area
1968.08 37th KSC CO was formed at Camp Carroll with 148 KSC personnel to support the Materiel Support Command-Korea (MSC-K)
1970.11 32nd KSC CO was formed at Camp Henry to support Area Facilities Engineer (AFE) Daegu & the 19th Support Command
1971.04.15 The KSC Control Detachment was attached to the U.S. Army Garrison, Yongsan and placed under the operational control of the Eighth Army G-1
1971.06.30 The KSC Control Detachment TDA was published
1971.11 Named the KSC Control detachment compound as Camp Kim
1971.12 The Operational Control transferred from the Eighth Army G-1 to G-3
1972 22nd KSC CO was formed at Camp Humphreys with 138 KSC personnel to support the 23rd Support Group
1974.07.13 KSC Cenotaph (Monument) was erected at Camp Kim, Kongnung-dong (Gongneung-dong)
1976.06.01 8th KSC CO was formed at Camp Page, Chunchon (Chuncheon) to support the 4th Missile Command
1979.03 KSC personnel began to support Team Sprit exercises tent city construction and maintenance
1980.12 KSC company Guidon was designed and adopted
1982.08 Issued M17A1 protective mask to KSCs
1983 Allocated strength was 3,208 with 21 companies
1984.08.23 256 KSC wartime augmentees mustered by the ROKG conducted two days Engineer KSC MOBEX in Taegu and Seoul during the UFL 84
1985.07 The KSC Control Detachment compound moved from Kongnung-dong (Gongneung-dong) to Namyong-dong (Namyeong-dong)
1986.03 KSC coin was produced
1992.06.14 The KSC Control Detachment payroll functions moved to the KN Pay Section
1994.03.13 Approved the issue of CTA 50-900 & OCIE items to armistice KSC members
1994.07.16 The KSC Control Detachment was redesignated as the KSC Battalion (EUSA permanent order #123-1), a Battalion commanded by a LTC with 13 companies located throughout the peninsula
1995.10.01 KSC BN HQ was reorganized into four divisions (S1, S3, S4, and RM divisions)
1997.09.11 The first KSC BN Mobilization ROC Drill was held at Collier Field House, Yongsan
1999.03 The Operational Control transferred from the Eighth Army G-3 to the Chief of Staff
2005.11.10 7th KSC CO was formed with 91 KSC personnel to support Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) Operation for 2nd Infantry Division
2006.03.24 36th KSC CO was formed at Camp Carroll. The company is designated as a functional company for AFSBn-NEA and it has an armistice and wartime mission of supporting APS-4
2009.09.04 HHC, KSC BN was formed at Camp Kim, Yongsan
2013.01.15 The Operational Control transferred from the Eighth Army Chief of Staff to the Materiel Support Command-Korea (MSC-K) and the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC)
2018.05.31 HHC, 9th, and 28th KSC COs and KSC Battalion HQ relocated from Camp Kim, Yongsan to Camp Humphreys
2019.06.01 19th KSC CO relocated from Yongsan to Camp Humphreys
2019.06.01 34th KSC CO was formed at Camp Humphreys to support directly the 8A HQ and USFK HQ Present The Korean Service Corps (KSC) Battalion has subordinate 18 companies that are spread throughout the peninsula from the Panmunjom in the north to Busan in the south with organized tasks

Vacancy Announcement

INTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (For KSC Only)

TITLE CLOSING DATE DOWNLOAD
VA 20-038, Supply Technician, KGS-06/07, Maint Div, AFSB, 36th KSC CO 9 JULY 2020 PDF
VA 20-056, Material Handler Senior Leader, KWB-07, BSC, 6th KSC CO 9 JULY 2020 PDF
VA 20-073, Transportation Specialist, KGS-05/07, HQ, 2SBDE, 2ID, 8th KSC CO 9 JULY 2020 PDF
VA 20-043, Airfield Operations Assistant, KGS-05/06/07, H264, 33rd KSC CO 9 JULY 2020 PDF
VA 20-063, Maintenance Mechanic Senior Leader, KWB-09, 403RD MLF, 9th KSC CO 9 JULY 2020 PDF
VA 20-069, Heating Equipment Mechanic Leader, KWB-07, USAG-H, DPW, 22nd KSC CO 9 JULY 2020 PDF


EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (For KSC & MOEL)

TITLE CLOSING DATE DOWNLOAD
VA 20-044, Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic, KWB-07, 7th KSC CO 9 JULY 2020 PDF
VA 20-046, Range Worker, KWB-05, TSAK, CP Humphreys, 19th KSC CO 9 JULY 2020 PDF
VA 20-057, Maintenance Mechanic, KWB-06, DoD DEPENDENTS SCHOOL-CP HUMPHREYS, 28th KSC CO 9 JULY 2020 PDF
VA 20-065, Language Specialist, KGS-09, J33, 34th KSC CO 9 JULY 2020 PDF
VA 20-066, Carpenter, KWB-06, C&P Division, MSC-K, 37th KSC CO 9 JULY 2020 PDF
VA 20-068, Driver, Heavy (SE), KWB-06, USAG-Casey DPW, 15th KSC CO 9 JULY 2020 PDF
VA 20-071, Explosive Operator (Surveillance), KWB-05/07, 1st KSC CO 9 JULY 2020 PDF


Application Procedure

  • Vacancy Contact

    Email   :  usarmy.yongsan.8-army.mbx.ksc-rpo@mail.mil

    Phone numbers   :  0503-363-4366, 0503-363-4415

    Introduction

    Education Program section will assist all KSC employees in their personal and professional development by providing educational training information and opportunities from both on-line and on-site. Majority of trainings are from U.S. Army web based which will help you grow professionally. It will enhance our ability to support U.S. Army by strengthening the readiness and fulfill our motto
    "Service First”.
    We believe your success is our success. Let’s grow together!

    Development

    Contact

    Education Administrator :  Ms. Song, Min Kyong

    Email :  min.k.song.ln@mail.mil

    Phone number :  0503-356-1985

    Introduction

    ELT (English Language Training) is a program within the KSC Battalion, which started in 2006.The ultimate goal of this ELT program is to enhance readiness of the KSC employees and to provide opportunity to improve overall English language capabilities. Currently four ELT instructors are teaching classes nationwide.

    Pattern Drill

    ELT CONTACTS

    Instructional Systems Specialist :   Ms. Choe, Yun Chong
    Email :  yunchong.choe.ln@mail.mil
    Phone number :  0503-356-1907

    Instructor :   Ms. Kang, Hyon Chu (AREA 1)
    Email :  hyonchu.kang2.ln@mail.mil
    Phone number :  0503-322-1629

    Instructor :  Ms. Choe, Un Hui (AREA 2)
    Email :  unhui.choe4.ln@mail.mil
    Phone number :  0503-341-8029

    Instructor :  Ms. Choe, Sun Mi (AREA 3)
    Email :  sunmi.choe.ln@mail.mil
    Phone number :  0503-356-1979

    Instructor :  Mr. Yi, Yu Man (AREA 4)
    Email :  yuman.yi.ln@mail.mil
    Phone number :  0503-368-7043