US Navy’s 30 NCR, ROK Navy agree to deepen cooperation

Capt. Steve Stasick, Commodore 30 NCR and Republic of Korea Navy Capt. Seok Han Yoon, Commodore NMCRON 59, sign a memorandum of understanding between the two units in Santa Ritam Guam on June 26. Photo: US Navy

The US Navy’s 30th Naval Construction Regiment (30 NCR) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Naval Mobile Construction Squadron (NMCRON) 59 have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for mutual exchange and cooperation.

Inked in Santa Rita, Guam, on June 26, the agreement is expected to strengthen naval facilities and engineering capabilities between the two navies.

As informed, the MOU continues the longstanding partnership between the two naval engineering units on joint engineering projects and training and allows for both units to mutually express opinions and to advance the understanding and cooperation between the two Seabee commands.

“The MOU will enhance the already robust joint naval engineering relationship between 30 NCR and NMCRON 59. It will strengthen our mutual understanding through more joint training opportunities, leading to a tighter operational relationship that will prepare both of our forces to face any future contingency,” Capt. Steve Stasick, 30NCR commodore, said.

The agreement, signed by Stasick and ROK Navy Capt. Seok Han Yoon, NMCRON 59 commodore, will lead to combined field training events, regularize operational planning teams, facilitate mutual visits and exchanges between leadership, identify and carry out civil affairs operation projects in support of humanitarian assistance.

The 59th Naval Mobile Construction Squadron operates under the Republic of Korea Navy Fleet Flotilla 5, based in Jinhae, ROK.

As Commander Task Group 75.5, 30NCR provides command and control over all naval construction force units in the 7th Fleet area of operations.

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