8th Theater Sustainment Command welcomes Roberson to 45th Sust. Bde.

| June 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Story and Photo by
Sgt. Phillis  White
8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

RobersonSCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Soldiers, family members and friends gathered on Hamilton Field, here, for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command’s 45th Sustainment Brigade change of command ceremony, June 9, to bid farewell to Col. Clay Hatcher, outgoing commander, and to welcome Col. Dianna Roberson, incoming commander.

The ceremony displayed the traditional movements, calling of commands, inspection of the brigade, and the passing of the colors that signifies the assumption of command. 

“Clear vision, creativity, diplomacy and a lot of old fashioned hard work … these attributes clearly describe Clay Hatcher’s way of leading this unit for three years,” said Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commanding general, 8th TSC. 

“The 45th has been richly blessed to have such a talented officer as its commander,” Terry added.

Hatcher, a native of Missouri, assumed command of the 45th Sust. Bde. in June 2008. He later deployed the brigade in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from January 2009 to January 2010. 

“The officers, noncommissioned officers and Soldiers standing before us epitomize duty for the country. They know what support is all about,” Hatcher said. “I know of no other place that has teamwork working as I’ve found in Hawaii.” 

Hatcher will become the U.S. Army-Pacific G3, or operations officer.

“Diana, I wish you the best of luck in settling in Hawaii,” Hatcher said. “The command goes quickly, and in no time, you’ll be here again. 

“You and Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Bynoe will do well with this great team of Soldiers and leaders,” Hatcher continued.

Roberson previously served as executive officer to the chief, Congressional Liaison. In addition, she has deployed several times in support of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and to Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

As Roberson stood before the brigade, she expressed readiness for her responsibilities. She farewelled Hatcher and his family as he begins his new journey.

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