Col. Monica Washington

Spotlight on You: Col. Monica Washington

New commander takes lead as Yongsan transition nears final stages

by: Marcus Fichtl | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: June 23, 2018

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — A new commander of the Army’s home in Seoul will oversee a transition that’s nearing its end as troops move south to facilities on Camp Humphreys.

Col. J. Scott Peterson handed Yongsan’s keys to Col. Monica Washington during a ceremony Friday at a base gymnasium.

The former operations chief at the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command in Daegu, South Korea, will preside during some of the last major unit moves to Humphreys, 40-miles to the south.

The U.S. Forces Korea headquarters departs Yongsan next Friday and the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital is slated to go toward the end of next year.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.534179

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Christine Altendorf, the director of Installation Management Command Pacific welcomes Col. Monica Washington, the incoming garrison commander during a change-of-command ceremony at Yongsan Garrison, Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 22, 2018. (MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES)

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