The secretary of defense approved the nine-month rotation of a multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) battalion to the Republic of Korea.
The first rotational battalion of approximately 400 soldiers belongs to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery. Deploying from Fort Hood, Texas, the unit will join the 210th Field Artillery Brigade this June in Camp Casey, ROK. This battalion will arrive fully manned, trained, equipped and will arrive at the highest level of readiness. The initial rotating unit will leave their equipment in place for follow-on rotations.
The addition of this MLRS battalion to the 210th FA Brigade is part of an Army-wide reorganization that will raise the number of MLRS battalions in all field artillery brigades from two to three. This change will increase theater readiness and maneuver capabilities.