2ID/RUCD welcomes new deputy commanding officer, farewells another

Maj. Gen. D. Scott McKean, commanding general, 2nd Infantry Division/Republic of Korea-U.S. Combined Division attaches the 2ID Indianhead patch to the left sleeve of Col. Guy Jones, incoming deputy commanding officer-support, 2ID/RUCD, during a Patch Ceremony on Robertson Field at Camp Humphreys, June 12. The Patch Ceremony signifies a change of responsibility between the outgoing and incoming deputy commanders. (U.S. Army photos by Mr. Pak, Chin-U, 2ID/RUCD Public Affairs)
June 12, 2019

Warriors of 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S. Combined Division welcomed their new deputy commanding officer-support, Col. Guy Jones, during a Patch Ceremony at Robertson Field on Camp Humphreys, June 12.

The ceremony signified a change of responsibility between the outgoing and incoming deputy commanders.

“Guy’s reputation as a warfighter precedes him and he’s no stranger to operations on the peninsula,” said Maj. Gen. D. Scott McKean, commanding general, 2ID/RUCD. “With plenty of Pacific experience, Guy is exactly the right officer to join the Warrior team and continue the legacy of top notch leadership in the division.

“I can just tell you he’s got dogged determination, he’s an awesome leader and he can make things happen.”

Jones, a native of Texarkana, Texas, began his second tour with 2ID/RUCD today and says he’s eager to begin work as a leader on the “Second to None” team.

“It’s an honor to serve in this fine division, the only combined division in the United States Army,” said Jones. “I look forward to working with the entire team, meeting the commanding general’s intent and guidance to make sure that we are prepared to fight tonight.”

Preceding the Patch Ceremony, the outgoing DCG-S, Brig. Gen. Michael C. McCurry, was recognized with the Order of National Security Merit Cheonsu Medal signed by South Korean President Moon, Jae-in and the Legion of Merit presented by McKean.

“It’s really all about the Warriors out there who stand ready to defend this republic and uphold the alliance every day,” said McCurry. “It has been the honor of my life to stand alongside you as a part of this ironclad alliance forged in blood almost 70 years ago.”