Mission

The Korean Service Corps (KSC) Battalion (BN) executes daily mission command of 2,185 mission essential Korean Nationals (KN) augmenting on-Peninsula (on-Pen) US forces with embedded, multi-functional, sustainment support. On order, the KSC BN executes rapid wartime mobilization of 21,709 paramilitary KNs into 203 companies at four mobilization stations in support of on-Pen, Joint, and 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 North Korea carried out an unexpected raid on South Korea
1950.07 Originally formed in July 1950 by a Republic of Korea presidential decree, the Civilian Transportation Corps was in response to an urgent request made by Lieutenant General Walton A. Walker, Eighth United States Army Commanding General, to address the shortage of manpower
1950 19th KSC CO founded and augmented the 1309th Engineer Group
1951.03 Originally named the Civilian Transportation Corps
1951.07 Mostly paramilitary draftees, the CTC was re-organized as the Korean Service Corps (also referred to as the KSC) under the direction of General James Van Fleet. The KSC was organized into three primary divisions, the 101st, 103rd, and 105th. The authorized KSC personnel strength was 60,000.
1951.09 Organized KSC Processing Center in Daegu (HQ), and Detachments in Seoul, Yongsan, and Inchon
1951.12 Authorized KSC personnel strength was 75,000
1951 9th KSC CO activated and supported U.S Army, 1st Cavalry Division
1952.11 Authorized KSC personnel strength was 100,000
1952 1st KSC CO Activated Camp Casey and supported 7ID
1953.07.27 The Korean War ceased
Reduced in size to 45,000 after signing of Armistice Agreement
- KSC Korean War Casualties: 2,064 were killed in action, 4,282 wounded in action, and 2,448 missing in action
1954 15th KSC CO activated in Uijongbu with 350 KSC members to support the Special Troops Unit, HQ, I Corps Group at Camp Red Cloud
1954 16th KSC CO activated in Camp Esseyon and supported B Co, 14th Engineer Battalion with 250 KSC members
1955.03.15 Placed under G-1, 8A Operational Control
1958.05 28th KSC CO was activated with 247 KSCs at Taepang-dong, Seoul to support 76th Engineer Bn(c).
1958 33rd KSC CO Founded at Camp Long and supported the 44th Engineer Battalion and the 76th Engineer Battalion
1959 2nd KSC CO Activated and support 7th Infantry Division
1962.09.15 Placed under G-5, 8A Operational Control
1967.02.23 KSC guaranteed by US Forces Status of Force Agreement
(Agreement between USA and ROK regarding the Status of KSC)
1967 12th KSC CO formed to support US army Support Group Joint Security Area
1968.08.10 6th KSC CO activated to support Pusan storage facility and other US units located in Pusan area: 150 KSCs
1968.08 37th KSC CO activated in 1968 with 148 KSCs to support MSC-K, Cp Carroll.
1970 32nd KSC CO founded to support area facilities engineer (AFE) Daegu & 19th Support Command (SC)
1971.04.15 KSC Control Detachment placed under G-1, 8A Operational
1971 Control and subsequently transferred to G-3, 8A Operational Control
1972 22nd KSC CO formed with 138 KSC Personnel to support the 23rd Support Group, Camp Humphreys
1976 8th KSC CO activated and supported 4th MSL Command, Camp Page
1994.07.16 Redesignated as KSC BN, a BN commanded by a LTC with 13 companies located throughout the peninsula
1999.04.01 Placed under CofS, 8A Operational Control
2001.05.22 Re-activation of 12th KSC Company
2005.11.10 7th KSC CO activated to executes mission command of 91 KSC personnel in order to provide Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) support to 2ID.
2006.03.24 36th KSC Company activated in support of APS-4 mission. The company is designated as a functional company for AFSBn-NEA and it has an armistice and wartime mission of supporting APS-4, Camp Carroll
2009.09.04 HHC, KSC BN activated at CP KIM, Yongsan
2013.01.15 Assigned to 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC), and further assigned to Material Support Command-Korea (MSC-K)
2018.04 HHC, 9th, and 28th KSC COs and KSC Battalion HQs relocated from Camp Kim, Yongsan to Camp Humphreys
2019.06.01 19th KSC CO relocated in from Yongsan to Camp Humphreys
2019.06.01 34th KSC CO activated at Camp Humphreys to directly support the 8A HQ and USFK HQ.
Present The Korean Service Corps Battalion executes daily mission command of 2,185 mission essential Korean Nationals (KN) augmenting on-Peninsula (on-Pen) US forces with embedded, multi-functional, sustainment support. On order, the KSC BN executes rapid wartime mobilization of 21,709 paramilitary KNs into 203 companies at four mobilization stations ISO on-Pen, Joint, and TPFDD forces during contingency operations.

Vacancy Announcement

INTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (For KSC Only)

TITLE CLOSING DATE DOWNLOAD
VA 19-135 , Lead Range Operations Technician, KGS-07, RLFC & CHROC, TSAK, 8A, 16th KSC CO 20 SEP 2019 PDF
VA 19-139, Community Relations Specialist, KGS-07/09, G9, 34th KSC CO 20 SEP 2019 PDF
VA 19-140, Materials Handler (Forklift Operator), KWB-05, Area I CIF, CAMP Hovey, 1st KSC CO 26 SEP 2019 PDF


EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (For KSC & MOEL)

TITLE CLOSING DATE DOWNLOAD


Vacancy announcement application procedure Download
Job Application Form (USFK Form 130EK) Download
Job Application Form (Continuation Sheet) Download

Vacancy Contact

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

Phone numbers   :  0503-356-1921, 0503-356-1990, 0503-356-1991, 0503-356-1992

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!

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Development

Education 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