Working on U.S. Bases in South Korea

Post Date: October 15, 2014 | Category: General Information

South Korea

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United States Forces Korea (USFK), is a sub-unified command of United States Pacific Command (USPACOM). USFK is the joint headquarters through which U.S. combat forces would be sent to the South Korea/US (ROK/U.S.) Combined Forces Command’s (CFC) fighting components – the combined ground, air, naval, marine and special operations forces component commands. Major USFK elements include Eighth U.S. Army (EUSA), U.S. Air Forces Korea (Seventh Air Force), U.S. Naval Forces Korea (CNFK), U.S. Marine Forces Korea (MARFORK) and Special Operations Command Korea (SOCKOR). It was established on July 1, 1957. Its mission is to support the United Nations Command and Combined Forces Command by coordinating and planning among U.S. component commands, and exercise operational control of U.S. forces as directed by United States Pacific Command.

USFK has Title 10 authority, which means that USFK is responsible for organizing, training and equipping U.S. forces on the Korean Peninsula so that forces are agile, adaptable and ready. With 28,500 American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines in South Korea, U.S. forces in South Korea are a forward presence in the region and a key manifestation of the U.S. government’s rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific. Given the threat that North Korea poses to South Korea and the region, the USFK mission also includes planning Non-combatant evacuation operations to ensure that if the need arises, U.S. and other previously agreed-upon countries' citizens are removed from harm’s way. To this end, USFK conducts routine exercises to ensure that this process is effective, efficient, and orderly.

Last year defense contract G4S came under fire for it's contract to guard U.S. bases in South Korea took effect. Most guards who worked for the previous security provider, Joeun Systems Corp., initially refused to work for the new firm, claiming they were being offered longer hours and lower pay. Many demonstrated outside USFK bases for months. Because G4S didn’t have sufficient manpower, the military was forced to close or limit hours at some gates and, until later that year and have soldiers temporarily staff some gates.

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Living Downtown

There are 3 kinds of living accommodations in Korea. 1 - house. 2 - Villa (which is what they call a low-rise apartment so therefore less spacious than a house). 3 - apartments (or condos). Most Expats live in villas because they are more affordable, which is not a bad idea since to heat everything during those cold korean winters would be ridiculously expensive. Korean houses have floor heating and a villa and apartment could benefit from the floor heating of the upstairs.

One expat said "Korea is a VERY homogenous society, so diversity is rare and uncommon, especially outside of Seoul. Those who are not Korean can expect the typical stares that are ubiquitous throughout Korea, and the uttering of "waegook saram" which means foreigner, is also quite common. That said, overt racism is almost non-existent in Daejeon and those of non-Korean descent typically enjoy a high quality of life. The expat community in Daejeon is relatively small and it is possible to go about your day without seeing another foreign face. However, within the expat community there is an array of cultural backgrounds present, mostly due to the large international student presence at Daejeon's universities, and the science and technology sector, which attracts people from around the world, particularly India. Diversity is most noticeable in the Oeun/Gung-dong neighborhoods on Daejeon's west side. These two neighborhoods are sandwiched between Chungnam University and KAIST, both of which have considerable international student bodies. These neighborhoods, especially Gung-dong, are also popular EFL teacher hang-outs. Here you can find a variety of foreign food, such as North African and Pakistani, plus a variety of businesses that have an expat friendly vibe. There is also a Muslim place of worship here (just a small room), the only one in the city," explained on expat in Korea.

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11 Responses to “Working on U.S. Bases in South Korea”

  1. Comment made by malcolm pilsworth on Sep 29th 2014 at 08:29:

    yes I would like to apply for position as a HVAC I have worked on many bases for the U.S.though out the world, please check my resume on linkedin

  2. Comment made by John Mailey on Sep 29th 2014 at 08:47:

    I would like to apply for the position of an electrician, I have experience in working in US camps in Kuwait. Please check my resume in linkenin. Thanks

  3. Comment made by Shafeeq Ahmad on Sep 30th 2014 at 01:17:

    I am pleased to apply for the vacant post in Administration department as an Assistant, Clerk Data Entry Operator or Computer Operator. Thanks

  4. Comment made by Zijad Sehic on Oct 15th 2014 at 14:04:

    how to apply for jobs in South Korea ??

  5. Comment made by Maxmose Kawema on Oct 15th 2014 at 19:04:

    A confident Administrator/ Accountant/ Operations Support Watch-keeper with more than 5 years experience in Afghanistan and Iraq.My contact email is [email protected] for my resume.

  6. Comment made by Rajesh Poojary on Oct 16th 2014 at 00:38:

    I am pleased to apply for the vacant post in Administration department as an Assistant, Clerk Data Entry Operator or Computer Operator. Thanks

  7. Comment made by Rajesh Poojary on Oct 16th 2014 at 00:39:

    Dear Sir

    I am pleased to apply for the vacant post in Administration department as an Assistant, Clerk Data Entry Operator or Computer Operator.

    [email protected]

  8. Comment made by casey ownby on Oct 16th 2014 at 09:33:

    I would like to work on US bases in Korea. I am a 28 year old licenced industrial journeyman Wireman. I have 10 years of experience. My email is [email protected]. I havent worked for any overseas contractors but would like to start.

  9. Comment made by NAWAF AIED on Oct 18th 2014 at 01:24:

    i am please to apply for the vacant in Korea, I would like to apply for position as a AGE officer.
    check my profile in LINKED IN

  10. Comment made by Lisa Leiker on Dec 16th 2014 at 00:35:

    I would be interested in working in South Korea on a US Base. Please review my LinkedIn profile.

  11. Comment made by Anandkumar Varma on Feb 17th 2015 at 01:46:

    I would like to apply for the position of an food service lead or catering supervisor I am hospitality professional, Have 20 Years experience in Hotel as well as in catering industry, work for Compass, Sodexo and Supreme Group in management level. in abroad and India also I work for US-NATO base camps in Afghanistan
    Please check my resume in LinkedIn. Thanks – email ID is [email protected]

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