Die entsprechende Äußerung machte USFK-Kommandeur Robert Abrams in seiner schriftlichen Antwort für eine Anhörung des Streitkräfteausschusses im US-Repräsentantenhauses am Mittwoch (Ortszeit).
Abrams will sit before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee later this month, on September 25, for a confirmation hearing. He has long been expected to succeed Brooks as the commander of USFK, barring temporary rumors that U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s former advisor on national security affairs, Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, may have succeeded Brooks in the USFK commander role… The commander of USFK concurrently leads the United Nations Command in Korea and the South Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command.
Abrams, the convening authority in the high-profile proceedings, approved the judge’s decision to spare Bergdahl prison time but to sentence him to forfeit $10,000 in pay, a drop in rank and a dishonorable discharge.
His official biography says he earned his commission from the U.S. Military Academy in 1982 and has led units in combat operations in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.