During 19 years of service, he has held a variety of tactical leadership and staff positions. His first assignment as a Field Artillery Officer took him to 2-17 Field Artillery Battalion, Camp Hovey, Korea, where he served as a Light Fire Support Officer. Once his tour in Korea was over, LTC Frasier was assigned to 1-37 Field Artillery Battalion as an Armor Fire Support Officer, Battery Operation Officer, Paladin Firing Battery Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in Fort Lewis, WA. After he completed the Captain’s Career Course, he was assigned to the 102nd Military Intelligence Battalion as the Targeting & Battle Damage Assessment Officer in Camp Essayons, Korea. Following Korea, he was assigned as the Battalion S1, S3 Operations Officer at the 201st Military Intelligence Battalion in Fort Gordon, GA where he deployed to Kuwait. Upon returning, he served as the S3 Training Officer and in February 2003, LTC Frasier assumed Command of Headquarters Company 201st Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Gordon, GA. After Company Command, LTC Frasier assumed duties as Assistant Professor of Military Leadership at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst ROTC department.
Other toxic materials were also detected. Phenol was found at 71 times the standard public water level of 0.005 mg/L at Camp Howes in Paju, and also exceeded standard levels at Camp Edwards and Camp Greaves in Paju and Camp Essayons in Uijeongbu. Phenol is a toxic material that causes dizziness and damage to nerves and organs.
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Camp Essayons was located midway between Pak Chong and about 30 miles South of Korat South of Pak Thong Chai city. It was located on Route 23 (now highway 304). The Camp was primarily used in support of the construction of the Friendship Highway.
In July 2006 Camp Essayons closed and preperations were made to transfer ownership of the facility to the Republic of Korea. This tranfer was completed 15 July 2006. Mention of this shift was made in US-ROK Land Partnership Plan in 2002, when the expected date of closure was 2010.Camp Essayons was one of the 42 camps north of Seoul authorized Hardship Duty Pay of $150 per month as of 1 January 2001. The Hardship Duty Pay is paid to troops who are permanently assigned to areas where it is authorized or who serve 30 consecutive days of temporary duty in those areas. Several factors are considered in determining whether a location qualified for the pay: climate, physical and social isolation, sanitation, disease, medical facilities, housing, food, recreational and community facilities, political violence, harassment and crime. The extra pay provides meaningful financial recognition to troops assigned in areas where living conditions are substantially below US standards.