Signal Week topics include change, emerging trends

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
A color guard comprised of first sergeants from the 311th Sig. Cmd. presents the colors at the 2012 Signal Corps Regimental Ball in Waikiki, Sept. 14. (Photo by Crista Mary Mack | 311th Signal Command (Theater) Public Affairs)

A color guard comprised of first sergeants from the 311th Sig. Cmd. presents the colors at the 2012 Signal Corps Regimental Ball in Waikiki, Sept. 14. (Photo by Crista Mary Mack | 311th Signal Command (Theater) Public Affairs)

Crista Mary Mack
311th Signal Command (Theater) Public Affairs

FORT SHAFTER — Signaleers from throughout the Pacific and the globe connected in Hawaii for the 2012 Signal Corps Regimental Week, a series of events dedicated to commemorating the Signal Regiment’s history.

Maj. Gen. James Walton (front, second from right), commander, 311th Sig. Cmd., and Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Thompson (front, right), senior enlisted leader, 311th Sig. Cmd., lead Soldiers from all signal units on the island in the 2012 Signal Corps Regimental Run at Schofield Barracks, Sept. 14. (Photo by Spc. Nikko-Angelo Matos | 311th Signal Command [Theater])

Maj. Gen. James Walton (front, second from right), commander, 311th Sig. Cmd., and Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Thompson (front, right), senior enlisted leader, 311th Sig. Cmd., lead Soldiers from all signal units on the island in the 2012 Signal Corps Regimental Run at Schofield Barracks, Sept. 14. (Photo by Spc. Nikko-Angelo Matos | 311th Signal Command [Theater])

The 311th Signal Command (Theater) and U.S. Army-Pacific hosted the annual event.

The week kicked off with a golf scramble, followed by a two-day Signal Leaders Conference.

The forum focused on Armywide changes, tactical and technical changes and advancements in the Signal Corps and related changes in the civilian sector of information technology

Throughout the week, signal leaders discussed topics ranging from emerging mission requirements of Army Cyber Command to the Signal Corps Regimental Association, which connects the Army Signal community with civilian partners and key leaders around the world.

“The work that is being done here in the Pacific, to deliver capabilities throughout the theater area of operation, is essential and absolutely assists the Army in its worldwide mission,” said Maj. Gen. James Walton, commander, 311th Sig. Cmd.

“Although the Pacific is vast in terms of distance, language and cultural differences, to be as effective as we can on behalf of our fellow warfighters, we need to understand the context of this mission, then move on to more signal-centric discussion topics, ending with some great break-out discussions,” said Walton of the conference.

“This week’s events are a real opportunity to understand both inside and outside the region, (and) to do some networking, which is one of the greatest values of these types of events,” Walton added.

The week culminated with a Regimental Ball that evening at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Sept. 14.

“Team Pacific has a reputation of being an outstanding team of professionals as one of the premier Army Signal theaters,” said keynote speaker Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald Williams, senior enlisted leader, Network Enterprise Technology Cmd.

“Our nation is truly proud of the great leaders, Soldiers and civilians who take care of our Army each and every day,” Williams said.

“On behalf of Maj. Gen. (Alan) Lynn (commander, NETCOM) and the entire NETCOM team, I want to thank each and every one of you for your hard work, dedication and personal sacrifices that you and your family make on a daily basis,” Williams said. “We cannot repay you enough for what you do.”

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