As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District (FED) prepares for its much anticipated move from Seoul to Camp Humphreys, many employees are beginning to migrate south.
New employees are now reporting directly to Camp Humphreys and working at the district’s new vehicle maintenance facility alongside employees who decided to move there early. Jessie Lindor, a supply specialist, is one of those new employees who recently joined the FED at Camp Humphreys.
Lindor, a native of Miami, Florida, previously served as a supply specialist in the Army for 10 years.
Since being a member of the district, Lindor has worked alongside employees from different sections in the temporary office set up to house early movers and new employees until the new FED headquarters is ready for occupation.
“It’s a great learning experience,” said Lindor. “I get a chance to understand what everyone does and how they contribute to the FED.”
Due to her prior service as a Soldier, Lindor had one expectation when arriving at the district and that was to work hard. Most of her colleagues are located in Seoul which adds a commuting element to her weekly schedule.
“I have been quite busy since arriving at the FED and learning my responsibilities,” said Lindor. “At least twice a week I travel between Seoul and Camp Humphreys in order to work alongside my colleagues.”
Lindor offered advice to others moving to the district. She stated that requesting a sponsor helps with the transition, and it’s important that the unit provides one whose life is somewhat parallel if possible. She also suggested that newcomers look up their new location to have an idea of where they’re going and what to expect.
“I found an apartment relatively fast partly due to my research prior to arriving,” said Lindor. “I contacted realtors before arriving to help narrow my search.”
So far Lindor is pleased with her new job with the district and the Camp Humphreys location.
“I like the quietness about the area,” said Lindor. “I appreciate the calmness of the place. I’m learning what’s available near the post and things occurring in the community.”