US Army Secretary Meets with Camp Humphreys Personnel and Families

Here is what the US Army Secretary Dr. Mark Esper had to say to say recently during a visit to Camp Humphreys:

Secretary of the Army Mark Esper takes part in a town-hall meeting at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES

Soldiers won’t have to move as often, spouses will find it easier to get jobs and there will be access to cheaper produce if the new Army secretary has his way.

Secretary of the Army Mark Esper addressed these issues with soldiers, civilians and family members during a town hall meeting this week at the 8th Army’s new headquarters south of Seoul.

Esper — a Gulf War veteran and former Raytheon lobbyist who took the Army’s top job in November — said he hopes to give troops the choice of staying longer at duty stations.  [Stars & Stripes]

You can read more at the link, but one of the ideas being looked in regards to lower produce costs on post is to have local Korean farmers open up their own food stalls on Camp Humphreys.

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3 Comments

  1. “one of the ideas being looked in regards to lower produce costs on post is to have local Korean farmers open up their own food stalls on Camp Humphreys”

    How does that lower costs? If a carton of eggs in the local market is $2 it’ll still be $2 when it comes on base.

    The local markets are already open to the community.

    “Soldiers won’t have to move as often”
    They never had to except for deployments. Only shitbags have to keep moving to stay off various radars.

    “spouses will find it easier to get jobs”
    Really? Why? Is that what the military is for? A selective welfare system? Sounds like sort of a chain migrat… employment kind of system. Trump’s no fan of chain systems.

  2. Army needs to decide if Korea is going to be all rotational, which has been shown to expensive, or an assignment for 2 or 3 years. The fix right now is ridiculous.

  3. Like those farmers aren’t going to charge more if they can. I can’t imagine them bringing a farmer’s market on post and giving bargain bin prices. The entire military just needs better buyers and suppliers. The whole chain is corrupt and crooked.

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