United States Forces Korea
United States Forces Korea (USFK) is a unified sub-command of United States Pacific Command, with responsibility for all U.S. forces in the Republic of Korea. The four-star USFK commander is "triple hatted" with the Eighth United States Army, USFK, and United Nations command. The role is evolving, and, by 2012, the U.S. force will be in support to ROK forces rather than the senior headquarters.
Its major components are:
- Eighth United States Army
- Seventh Air Force
- United States Naval Forces Korea
- United States Marine Corps Forces Korea
- Special Operations Command Korea (SOCKOR)/Special Operations Forces Liaison Element-Korea (ALE-K): ALE-K is a forward deployed logistics planning and coordination element for Army Special Operations Command.