Col. Michael Tremblay assumes command of Camp Humphreys in a ceremony at the Army garrison in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on Thursday, June 27, 2019. KIM GAMEL/STARS AND STRIPES
Col. Michael Tremblay assumes command of Camp Humphreys in a ceremony at the Army garrison in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on Thursday, June 27, 2019. KIM GAMEL/STARS AND STRIPES

New commander takes charge at Army’s new home on Korean Peninsula

by Kim Gamel
Stars and Stripes

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — Col. Michael Tremblay assumed command of Camp Humphreys on Thursday as the Army’s new home in South Korea faces the final push in its much-delayed expansion.

Tremblay, a career infantryman, inherits a garrison that has experienced growing pains, including housing problems and traffic jams, as its population more than tripled to surpass 35,000 in just over three years. It’s ultimately expected to reach more than 40,000.

The next major move is due to occur when the problem-plagued hospital finally opens in November, triggering the final steps toward closing Yongsan Garrison in Seoul, which had served as the main U.S. military base in South Korea in the decades after the 1950-53 Korean War.

Tremblay, 46, of Schoolcraft, Mich., was most recently the executive officer to the deputy commander of U.S. Central Command in Florida.

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