V Corps Headquarters

WIESBADEN, Germany – Today the U.S. Army Chief of Staff announced the V
Corps Headquarters (Forward) would be located in Poland.Gen. James McConville was on hand to promote Maj. Gen. John Kolasheski, V
Corps commanding general, to the rank of lieutenant general and officially
unfurl the V Corps flag in Poland.

The forward command post will be manned with approximately 200 personnel on
a rotational basis. U.S. Army Europe expects the first rotation of personnel
in Fiscal Year 2021.

„The activation of an additional Corps headquarters provides the needed
level of command and control focused on synchronizing U.S. Army, allied, and
partner nation tactical formations operating in Europe. It will enhance U.S.
Army Europe and U.S. European Command as they work alongside allies and
partners to promote regional stability and security,“ said McConville.

In February, the U.S. Army announced the reactivation of V Corps at Fort
Knox, Kentucky, and identified Europe as the location for a forward command
post. The location of the V Corps Headquarters (Forward) was brought to
fruition by the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, announced July 31.

The primary mission of the new forward headquarters will be to conduct
operational planning, mission command and oversight of the rotational forces
in Europe. It will also provide additional capability to support allies and
partners in the region. The V Corps Headquarters (Forward) is expected to
participate in DEFENDER-Europe 21.

The V Corps‘ history dates back to 1918, when the unit was activated during
World War I. Later, it took part in the World War II D-Day invasion and
liberation of Europe.

U.S. Army Europe Media Desk
USArmyEurope.MediaDesk@mail.mil

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