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US Army Materiel Support Center - Korea (USAMSC-K)

In December 2005, the 19th Theater Support Command was reorganized and redesignated as the 19th Expeditionary Support Command. This reorganization was part of a larger reorganization of US combat service support and logistics assets in Korea, a product of the drawdown of US forces in the Republic and of the transformation of the US Army to the modular force structure. The US Army Materiel Support Center - Korea (USAMSC-K) was similarly reorgnized during this period.

Following the transformation, the US Army Materiel Support Center - Korea was organized into 2 Directorates, the Sustainment Maintenance Activity - Korea and the Theater Distribution Center - Korea, the Busan Storage Facility, and 2 MTOE Battalions, the 6th Ordnance Battalion and the 25th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control). Additionally, the command group consisted of 2 special staff elements consisting of the Safety Division and the Quality Management Division. Upon assuming control to 6th Ordnance and 25th Transportation, the Center was further organized with a traditional S-Staff to accommodate the needs of the subordinate battalions. The US Army Materiel Support Center - Korea, headquartered at Camp Carroll located in Waegwan, 25 miles northwest of Taegu

Prior to the reorganization, USAMSC-K maintained all United States military equipment in Korea, with the exception of aviation, medical, dental, signal intelligence, electronic warfare, and special weapons systems. This included everything from tents to tanks, radios to troop transports, and rifles to construction vehicles. The USAMSC-K stored all the equipment necessary for a brigade. This Brigade Set was kept in 6 warehouses, including 2 which held 58 tanks each. In the event of war, troops would arrive from the United States, pick up their equipment and head off to battle. The MSC-K provided general purpose supply items, lumber, and food for the soldiers, and maintains a facility which supplies parts for 15 motor pools in Korea.

The USAMSC-K performed General Support (GS) maintenance and special repairs (through Special Repair Activity) on all categories of equipment and materiel (except aviation, dental, medical, SIGINT/EW, and special weapon items) in support of designated activities and units, and the Eighth US Army General Support Repair Program. It provided back-up Maintenance Support to Direct Support Units. The USAMSC-K repaired major assemblies, sub-assemblies, and components in support of the General Support Repairable Activity (GSRA). It provided GS supply support to EUSA directed by the 19th Theater Support Command (subsequently the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command), and exercised command and control over assigned units.

The USAMSC-K performed oil analysis for ground and aviation equipment. It maintained a facility for testing vehicle fluids (motor oil, transmission fluid, etc.). By examining the minute amounts of metals and other contaminants in these fluids, technicians could spot potential problems before the tank or truck would break down.

The USAMSC-K operated a Mission Supply Support Account (MSSA) IAW AR 710-2 to support the GSRP and GSRA maintenance programs. It provided GS supply support for all SSSC items, lumber, KATUSA Kits, milk products, perishable, and semi-perishable food products, and fresh fruit and vegetables to sustain all soldiers within US Forces Korea (USFK). The USAMSC-K provided Commercial Vehicle Parts Support (CVPS) supply to all Transportation Motor Pools throughout Korea, and provided for accountability and storage, COSIS, preservation and packaging, overall readiness, Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration (RSO&I), and other services relative to Army Pre-positioned Stocks (APS-4) materiel (Brigade Set, operational projects, sustainment stocks, and War Reserve Stocks for Allies) and Theater stocks.

In May 1959, construction of the US Army Storage Facility, Camp Carroll, a subordinate command of the 7th Logistical Command and Eighth United States Army Rear, was begun by the 44th Engineer Battalion (Construction). In May 1960, the first element of the 19th Quartermaster Company moved into the US Army Storage Facility, Camp Carroll.

On 17 June 1960, the Camp was officially dedicated to the memory of Sergeant First Class Charles F. Carroll, who gave his life in an action beyond the call of duty in this area during the Korean conflict.

Effective 1 August 1964, the US Army Storage Facility, Camp Carroll, was released from the 7th Logistical Command and Eighth US Army Rear and assigned to Eighth USA Depot/Eighth USA Rear by the Eighth US Army, per General Order Number 79, dated 17 July 1964.

On 15 September 1964, the USA Storage Facility, Camp Carroll was redesignated the US Army Camp Carroll Depot (CCD) by Eighth Army General Order Number 105, dated 15 September 1964. On 27 March 1970, the Pusan Depot was assigned to this depot per letter, IAKS-GP-M, dated 27 March 1970, Subject: KORSCOM Reorganization of Camp Carroll Depot. On 29 December 1970, the Directorate for Quality Control was established as a separate directorate of this headquarters.

As of 1 January 1972, ASCOM Depot was assigned to Camp Carroll Army Depot and redesignated ASCOM Storage Facility per USAKORSCOM General Order Number 203, dated 29 December 1971. On 24 January 1973, the facility was successfully closed out. Thus, the Camp Carroll Depot Complex then consisted of the Pusan Depot and Camp Carroll Army Depot and represented the wholesale general depot system in Korea. Effective 15 January 1973, this depot was redesignated US Army Camp Carroll Army Depot per Eighth Army General Order Number 77, dated 1 February 1973. Effective 31 January 1973, US Army Camp Carroll Depot/ASCOM Storage Facilities (Prov), APO 96220, was discontinued per USAKORSCOM General Order Number 46, dated 27 February 1973.

Effective 1 July 1973, this depot was released from USAKORSCOM and assigned to 19th Support Group under technical direction of G4, Eighth Army per Eighth Army General Orer Number 394, dated 12 July 1973. Effective 7 November 1973, the marine maintenance function was released from CCAD/Pusan Depot and assigned to 2nd Transportation Group, as approved by letter, HQ USARPAC, dated 17 November 1973, subject: Manpower Requirements Changes.

Effective 27 December 1973, US Army Camp Carroll Depot was redesignated Camp Carroll Army Depot per CCAD HQ Bulletin Number 101, dated 27 December 1973.

Effective 1 July 1974, the CCAD depot maintenance mission was phased out and replaced with TDA DS/GS maintenance support activities, IAW message CINCUSARPAC, DTG 060430Z March 1974.

Effective 22 July 1975, Camp Carroll Army Depot was redesignated Camp Carroll per Camp Carroll HQ Bulletin Number 53, dated 22 July 1975 and 19th Spt Bdg Reg 10-10, dated 11 June 1975.

Effective 1 August 1975, Pusan Storage Facility was placed under direct operational control of the 19th Support Brigade per LOI Number 7-3, Headquarters 19th Support Brigade, dated 29 July 1975, subject: Pusan Storage Facility.

Effective 1 November 1975, 4th Quartermaster Airdrop Team (Detachment) was assigned to Camp Carroll per 19th Support Brigade General Order Number 14, dated 10 February 1976. Effective 17 September 1976, 4th Quartermaster Airdrop Team (Detachment) was redesignated as the 4th Quartermaster Detachment (Airborne) per UNC/USFK/EA Permanent Orders 33-2, 17 September 1976.

Effective 1 December 1976, Camp Carroll was redesignated United States Army Materiel Support Center-Korea per UNC/USFK/EA Permanent Orders 65-3, dated 30 November 1976. Personnel and equipment requirements and authorizations remained the same and were not affected by this redesignation.

Effective 1 November 1977, commercial design vehicle intermediate maintenance services (IMS) function was transferred with personnel and equipment from US Army Garrison, Yongsan to USAMSC-K per EUSA LOI 9-3, 28 September 1977.

Effective 1 October 1979, Installation Command was reorganized to the following two entitles: Directorate for Administration and Directorate for Retail Supply and Services. Effective 1 October 1979, Directorate for Resource Management and Plans was organized to perform newly assigned functions of industrial engineering and systems analysis of mission activities and those functions formerly assigned to the office of the Comptroller and the Office of Plans, Training and Security, both of which were discontinued. Effective 15 October 1979, an oil analysis laboratory was established at USAMSC-K to perform oil analysis functions for combat and wheeled vehicles and other selected items of equipment assigned to EUSA units.

Effective 1 April 1980, the Directorate for Calibration was separated from USAMSC-K and redesignated as the Army TMDE Support Center, Korea (ATSC-K).

Effective 30 October 1981, the Automated Management Information Division was established per manpower requirements changes and placed under the command group.

Effective 17 June 1983, Comptroller Directorate was redesignated Directorate for Resource Management per Letter HQ, EUSA, EACJ-FE-R, subject: Manpower Survey - US Army Materiel Support Center, Korea, 17 June 1983 and reorganized consisting of the following elements: Manpower/Management Service Division, Financial Management Division, Industrial Engineering/Systems Division, and Automated Information Management Division. Effective 17 June 1983, Directorate for Retail Supply and Services was reorganized to the following 2 entitles: Directorate for Retail Supply and Directorate for Services per Letter HQ, EUSA, EACJ-FD-R, subject: Manpower Survey - US Army Materiel Support Center, Korea, 17 June 1983.

A new oil analysis laboratory was established at Camp Falling Water, Uijongbu per approved MRC EA71-FY84-19th Spt Cmd-20, 30 July 1984 to perform Army Oil analysis program under the supervision of Directorate for Quality.

Realignment of Supply Support Responsibilities for Area V and VII and transfer of Direct Support (DS) Maintenance Mission for Area V from USAMSC-K and Camp Carroll to 20th Area Support Group (ASG) was formally completed on 1 April 1987. Operationally, the transfer was initiated on 1 October 1986.

The Billeting Division of the Directorate for Services was transferred to Directorate of Engineer and Housing (DEH). Action was completed on 1 April 1987.




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