U.S. Pacific Command to honor service of CSM Savusa

| December 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

U.S. Army-Pacific
Public Affairs Office



FORT SHAFTER — The senior enlisted leader of U.S. Pacific Command will retire in a ceremony, here, 10 a.m., Dec. 19.

Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua Savusa will be accorded a Flying “V” ceremony during the event, and Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, commander, U.S. Army-Pacific, will host the ceremony.

A Flying “V” ceremony traditionally welcomes or honors senior Army officials when they assume duties or depart from an Army command. The Flying V name refers to the way the colors are posted in a V-shape during the ceremony.

Savusa has served as the PACOM command sergeant major since Sept. 1, 2009. His duties include advising the PACOM combatant commander and his staff, providing enlisted perspective on area of responsibility strategic vision and theater security cooperation, and developing enlisted leadership capabilities of PACOM’s partner nations.

Savusa oversees the operational readiness of 350,000 U.S. military personnel.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal with “V” (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal (4th Oak Leaf Cluster).

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