MSC-K executes sustainment operations (maintenance and supply), mission command of subordinate organizations, and coordinates host nation enablers to support forces on the Korean Peninsula. On order executes Noncombatant Evacuation Operations, Combined/Joint Reception Staging Onward Movement and Integration C/JRSO(I) and Korean Service Corps mobilization to set conditions for contingency operations.
MSC-K operates in 19 facilities across Camp Carroll. It is co-located with Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Distribution Korea and the Army Field Support Battalion-Northeast Asia, which manages Army pre-positioned stocks stored in the Pacific.
MSC-K is organized into directorates and divisions and led by Department of the Army civilians and local national Korean employees. This organization gives the Eighth Army depot-level capabilities that enhance readiness while saving transportation costs and time. Using these facilities significantly reduces the average turnaround time for repairs and increases readiness for critical combat systems.
Construction of the U.S. Army Storage Facility, Camp Carroll, began in May 1959 by the 44th Engineer Battalion. This site was selected because of its location on both the Main Seoul to Busan rail line and the primary North-South Highway, MSR # 1.
On 17 June 1960, Camp Carroll was officially dedicated in the memory of SFC Charles F. Carroll, who gave his life in this area during the Korean Conflict. On 1 December 1976, Camp Carroll Depot was redesignated as the United States Army Materiel Support Center-Korea (USAMSC-K) and set up under the Directorate concept.
In October 2008 MSC-K was assigned the 6th Ordnance Battalion and the 25th Transportation Battalion and transformed into a Brigade Headquarters structure. In January 2013 MSC-K was assigned the Korea Service Corps Battalion. In July 2015 MSC-K was assigned 498th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.
Today, MSC-K continues transforming into an organization capable of providing Theater level logistics support during contingencies while continuing to provide Supply, Maintenance, Ammunition, Transportation Coordination and Korean Service Corps support for 8th Army and other units operating in Korea during armistice.
COL Noe began his career in the United States Army in the Virginia National Guard in 1994, where he served as an Infantryman. COL Noe received his commission in 1996 through Army ROTC from the Virginia Military Institute.