Outgoing USARPAC chief of staff honored at ‘Flying V’

| August 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Billie Erwin
U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs

Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mixon (left), commander, U.S. Army-Pacific, presents Col. Arthur Ball, outgoing USARPAC chief of staff, the Distinguished Service Medal during a Flying V Ceremony, July 29, at Fort Shafter. Ball will assume duties as the U.S. Pacific Command’s deputy chief of staff. Ball is flanked by his wife, Barbie Ball. (Photo Courtesy of U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs)FORT SHAFTER — U.S. Army-Pacific paid tribute to its outgoing chief of staff, July 29, with a Flying V ceremony at Palm Circle, here.
At the same ceremony, Col. Lewis Setliff III, incoming chief of staff, was also recognized.
Col. Arthur Ball has served as USARPAC’s chief of staff since June 1, 2008. He will now assume duties as the Pacific Command’s deputy chief of staff.
Ball is a 1982 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and holds a Master of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Prior to becoming USARPAC’s chief of staff, Ball was the commander of the 25th Infantry Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade at Schofield Barracks.
Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, commander, USARPAC, said that Ball performed magnificently as chief of staff.
“His work ethic is renowned throughout the staff,” Mixon said. “His dedication has left a positive impact on USARPAC’s readiness.”
Ball said that his tenure at USARPAC presented him with a unique set of opportunities.
“My service at USARPAC and with its Soldiers and civilian employees has been rewarding,” Ball said.
In regards to his successor, Ball said, “It’s rewarding and comforting to pass my responsibilities to a competent Soldier, a classmate and friend.”
Setliff will assume his new duties as the incoming chief of staff, immediately. His previous assignment was as chief of staff for 8th Army in Korea.
Setliff is a 1982 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy. He holds a Master of Science degree in engineering science from the University of Florida.
“I’m really excited to be a part of the USARPAC team,” Steliff said.

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