Combat Support Coordination Team #3
There are Combat Support Coordination Teams from HQ Combined Field Army, First ROK Army (FROKA), and the Third ROK Army (TROKA). These teams facilitate day-to-day working relationships between US and ROK units, and have elements familiar with engineer planning.
Combat Support Coordination Team 3 is located in Yongin, Republic of South Korea, HQ, 3d Republic of Korea Army (TROKA). CSCT 3 is a Combined Forces Command subordinate unit located about 65 Km south of Seoul. About 75 US, ROK and KATUSA soldiers are assigned to the team and all of them live at Yongin. The mission of CSCT 3 is to support TROKA with coordination among Combined Forces Command, United States Forces Korea, Eighth US Army and other US forces operating under or with the Third ROK Army. CSCT 3 stands proudly with TROKA providing continuous support to combined operations in the defense of the Republic of South Korea.
CSCT#3 supports Combined Forces Command by providing a coordination link between TROKA and CFC to facilitate US combat, combat support and combat service support of army aviation, all-source intelligence, target acquisition, air defense, fire support coordination, logistics and communications-electronics operations.
The first Combat Support Coordination Team was formed in June 1975, to provide a coordination link between United Nations Command Headquarters and the major combat elements of the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA). This Vital link was essential, as ROKA forces had remained under the operational control of the United Nations Command since the Korean War. Armistice affairs were handled by United Nations Command, while military matters, such as logistics, plans, operations, and intelligence, were functions of USFK/EUSA. On June 1st, 1983, CSCT 3 was organized and located at the Third Republic of Korea Army (TROKA) Headquarters, Yong-in, Republic of Korea. Since its Activation, CSCT 3 has participated with TROKA in countless exercises, to include TEAM SPIRIT, ULCHI FOCUS LENS, and numerous computer battle simulations.
Team #3 continues to support TROKA with coordination among CFC, USFK, EUSA staff, and US Forces operation under, or with TROKA. Whether during ULCHI FOCUS LENS, CASCADE PEAK, FOAL EAGLE, VII (ROK) Corps field exercises, or daily operations, Team #3 stands proudly with TROKA, providing continuous support to the defense of the Republic of Korea.
CSCT 3 also has a strong commitment to the Yong-in area. Soldiers from the Team volunteer each month to visit Sun-Han Samaria Children's Home. These visits are intended to bring joy to the children by playing games and celebrating the children's birthdays. Soldiers also regularly volunteer to teach English classes to Yong Dong Middle School, and to the TROKA Female Company. These Efforts help both the Americans and Koreans to understand each other better and bring us closer together.
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