ABOUT EIGHTH ARMY
Forward -deployed and combat ready, Eighth Army serves as a disciplined and lethal partner of the Combined, Joint Force securing the Republic of Korea. Proud of our legacy earned with the blood and sacrifice of generations past, we remain an evolving, values-based organization strengthened through the character of our Soldiers, Civilians and Families. The Warfighter's assignment of choice, Eighth Army is strong and getting stronger.
The United States is a Pacific nation, with our country's political, economic and security interests increasingly bound to this dynamic region.
Eighth Army has six Major Subordinate Commands (MSC’s) as well as many other additional subordinate commands that contribute greatly to our mission.
Eighth Army was officially activated in the continental United States on June 10, 1944, and ordered to the Pacific where, under the command of Lt. Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger, it earned the sobriquet of "Amphibious Eighth" while making more than 60 "island-hopping" assaults.
Discipline and readiness are hallmarks of our profession and vital to our success as members of the profession of arms.
This is an exciting time for Eighth Army as the ROK-US Alliance moves to a future that ensures we are properly postured to continue our enduring legacy of service here in the Republic of Korea.