Story by MCC Matthew White, 30th Naval Construction Regiment
SANTA RITA, Guam – The 30th Naval Construction Regiment (30 NCR) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Naval Mobile Construction Squadron (NMCRON) 59 signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for mutual exchange and cooperation, which will strengthen naval facilities and engineering capabilities between the two navies, June 26.
The MOU continues the longstanding partnership between the two naval engineering units on joint engineering projects and training. The MOU 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,” said Capt. Steve Stasick, 30NCR commodore.
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 such as volunteer activities and improving facilities such as schools, orphanages, and nursing homes in the Republic of Korea, and continual training and education visits.
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. 30NCR enables the real-time mobility of response for engineering units and other assigned forces to provide expeditionary, general and limited combat engineer capability to respond to major combat operations and contingencies, conduct Theater Security Cooperation Plan operations, and execute Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Response (HA/DR) and Civil-Military Operations within the Pacific.