JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – The Department of Defense today announced the deployment of Headquarters, I Corps, to Afghanistan in summer 2011, as the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command Headquarters.
This deployment will mark the second time since the Korean War that the I Corps Headquarters has deployed in support of combat operations. Most recently, I Corps headquarters returned from deployment as Multi-National Corps Iraq this past March.
“This Corps has proven its capabilities as an expeditionary warfighting headquarters most recently in Iraq,” said Lt. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commanding general, I Corps. “I Corps, ‘America’s Corps,’ has a storied history in supporting our nation, our friends, our allies and Afghan partners; we’re looking forward to another chapter and service in Afghanistan.”
“I am mindful of the challenges, as well as the importance of this mission, having just recently returned from Afghanistan,” said Scaparrotti. “Your ‘America’s Corps’ is focused on success in this new mission, and we look forward to working along-side our NATO allies and partners to build a more stable and secure Afghanistan.”