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.

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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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