Hara welcomed to USARPAC

| June 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
Maj. Gen. Gary Hara (at podium), deputy commander, U.S. Army-Pacific, addresses the crowd during his Flying V ceremony, held on Palm Circle, Tuesday, as Maj. Gen. Roger Mathews, deputy commander, USARPAC, looks on. (Photo by Russell Dodson, U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Gary Hara (at podium), deputy commander, U.S. Army-Pacific, addresses the crowd during his Flying V ceremony, held on Palm Circle, Tuesday, as Maj. Gen. Roger Mathews, deputy commander, USARPAC, looks on. (Photo by Russell Dodson, U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs)

Staff Sgt. Amber Robinson
U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs

Maj. Gen. Gary Hara was welcomed as the deputy commanding, Army National Guard, U.S. Army-Pacific, during a Flying V ceremony at Palm Circle, here, Tuesday.

The ceremony was officiated by Maj. Gen. Roger Mathews, deputy commanding, USARPAC.

Mathews welcomed Hara and his family into the ranks of the command’s ohana.

“Maj. Gen. Hara’s presence at USARPAC will be powerful,” said Mathews. “He is the right man for the job at the right time. These are inspiring times. The Army and our headquarters are growing. I believe he will rise to the occasion.”

Hara expressed his pride in joining the USARPAC team, and his honor at officially receiving his new position during the ceremony.

“I have attended many ceremonies on this historic field,” said Hara, “but this is the first I have attended that has been in my honor. I am excited to be a part of the USARPAC team.”

The Flying V ceremony traditionally welcomes or honors senior Army officials when they assume duties or depart from an Army command. The name, Flying V, refers to the way the colors are posted during the ceremony, which is V-shaped.

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