Vice chief of staff visits Soldiers, wounded warriors

| November 25, 2010 | 0 Comments
Gen. Peter Chiarelli (right), Army vice chief of staff, sits down to lunch with 3rd BCT, 25th ID Soldiers, at the Quad C dining facility at Schofield Barracks, Nov. 16. Chiarelli discussed topics and answered questions posed by Soldiers on a variety of subjects, including deployment stress, uniform improvements and Army policy. (Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda | 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

Gen. Peter Chiarelli (right), Army vice chief of staff, sits down to lunch with 3rd BCT, 25th ID Soldiers, at the Quad C dining facility at Schofield Barracks, Nov. 16. Chiarelli discussed topics and answered questions posed by Soldiers on a variety of subjects, including deployment stress, uniform improvements and Army policy. (Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda | 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

U.S. Army-Pacific
News Release

FORT SHAFTER — Gen. Peter Chiarelli, Army vice chief of staff, met with Soldiers in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, and wounded warriors, Nov. 16, during his visit to Army installations on Oahu.

Chiarelli, the 32nd vice chief of staff, flew over the Makua Military Reservation and Schofield training area, and he toured the Battle Command Training Center, also at Schofield Barracks.

While there, he observed preparations for a full-spectrum exercise with the 3rd BCT, and he ate lunch with Soldiers.

Gen. Peter Chiarelli, Army vice chief of staff, meets with 3rd BCT, 25th ID Soldiers outside of the Quad C dining facility, Nov. 16. (Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda | 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

Gen. Peter Chiarelli, Army vice chief of staff, meets with 3rd BCT, 25th ID Soldiers outside of the Quad C dining facility, Nov. 16. (Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda | 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

The vice chief of staff fielded questions from Soldiers on a variety of topics, including training requirements and procedures, family member programs and the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program.

He also visited wounded warriors at Tripler Army Medical Center and called it “the highlight of my day.”

Chiarelli later received a briefing from Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, commander, U.S. Army-Pacific, and attended a reception in his honor at the Hale Ikena, here.

 

“I was particularly moved today by our wounded warrior program and the way in which it is being conducted at Tripler,” Chiarelli said, while addressing senior leaders at the reception. “Please encourage all Soldiers, regardless of rank, to use to programs the Army offers.”

He also praised the training that takes place on Hawaii, and said the Soldiers here are at the “forefront” when it comes to excellence and training opportunities.

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