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509th Personnel Services Battalion

In June 2006, the 509th Personnel Services Battalion was inactivated. This followed the inactivation of the 8th Personnel Command in June 2005 and the reorganization of personnel services throughout the US Army in Korea.

The mission of the 509th Personnel Services Battalion was to provide Personnel Services and Postal Support to 2nd Infantry Division and other units in the area of operations. On order, it would also transition to war, relocate to alternate sites, and provide support.

The 509th Personnel Service Battalion at Camp Casey had a subordinate unit, the 19th Adjutant General Company (Postal) with platoons located at Camp Casey and Camp Red Cloud.

The 509th Personnel Service Battalion was permanently organized under a Table of Organization and Equipment effective 16 October 1987. It was activated as a component of the 8th Personnel Command, the successor to a number of units responsible for Army personnel administration in Korea. Originally there was the Office of the Adjutant General, Eighth United States Army; then the U.S. Army Military Personnel Center-Korea (MILPERCEN-K); and subsequently, the 8th Personnel Command (Provisional). These organizational changes were made to consolidate and centralize all Army personnel service support in the Theater.

In June 2005, the 8th Personnel Command was inactivated. This was part of a larger reorganization of US forces in Korea as part of both a drawdown in that country and the transformation of the US Army to a new modular force structure. In June 2006, the decision was made to subsequently inactivate the 509th Personnel Services Battalion.




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