New leadership team for Pacific Signaleers

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Soldiers of the A/3-7 FAR present a 17-gun salute during a change of command ceremony for the 311th Signal Command (Theater) at historic Palm Circle, here, May 28.

Soldiers of the A/3-7 FAR present a 17-gun salute during a change of command ceremony for the 311th Signal Command (Theater) at historic Palm Circle, here, May 28.

Liana Kim
311th Signal Command (Theater)
FORT SHAFTER — The 311th Signal Command (Theater) welcomed a new leadership team for the Army’s Signal mission throughout the Pacific region during two official ceremonies on Palm Circle Parade Field, here, May 28.

Change of Responsibility
Command Sgt. Maj. Travis L. Cherry relinquished the noncommissioned officer’ sword to interim Command Sgt. Maj. Allan Braswell, who became the  Pacific’s senior enlisted Signal leader.

Command Sgt. Maj. Allen Braswell (right), interim senior enlisted leader, 311th Signal Command (Theater), receives the Noncommissioned Officer's sword from Command Sgt. Maj. Milton Weatherly, senior enlister leader, 9th SC symbolizing his new responsibility as leader of troops, during the 311th SC(T) change of responsibility ceremony at historic Palm Circle, here, May 28.

Command Sgt. Maj. Allen Braswell (right), interim senior enlisted leader, 311th Signal Command (Theater), receives the Noncommissioned Officer’s sword from Command Sgt. Maj. Milton Weatherly, senior enlister leader, 9th SC symbolizing his new responsibility as leader of troops, during the 311th SC(T) change of responsibility ceremony at historic Palm Circle, here, May 28.

Cherry spoke of his confidence in Braswell’s ability to carry the torch as the senior NCO of the command.
“Today, you are welcoming a seasoned leader from within your own ranks: Command Sgt. Maj. Allen Braswell. I am confident that he will continue the proud legacy of the 311th as the premier Signal command,” Cherry said. “Command Sgt. Maj. Braswell, I know the 311th team will take care of you, as they have taken care of me.”
Braswell’s assignment with the 311th comes after a successful two-year tour as the senior enlisted leader for the 516th Sig. Brigade. Also at Fort Shafter, the 516th is the most geographically dispersed Signal brigade in the Army.
“This is an exciting time to be a Signaleer in the Pacific, and I am proud to be a part of it,” said Braswell. “I will honor this selection by serving with the integrity, loyalty, passion and professionalism that is expected of me.”
Cherry takes his expertise to his new assignment with the U.S. Army Signal Regiment, U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence, and during the center’s transformation, he will serve as the first senior enlisted leader of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence.

Change of Command
Maj. Gen. Lawrence W. Brock took command of the 311th SC(T) and USARPAC communications (G-6), at 3 p.m.
Brock comes from commanding the 335th Signal Command (Theater), headquartered in East Pointe, Ga.
“We still must move forward with the great work Maj. Gen. Walton has begun and entrusted us to complete,” said Brock, addressing the 311th team. “We must continue to push our formations to stay focused and our Soldiers to take the extra step. We must continue working toward the same end state, in which I have no doubt, we will be successful.”
Walton takes expertise to his new assignment as deputy chief of staff, Transformation and Restationing, U.S. Forces Korea.

Brig. Gen. Janice Haigler (left), deputy commander, 311th Signal Command (Theater), and commander of troops for the 311th SC(T) change of command ceremony, prepares to conduct an inspection of troops before Maj. Gen. James Walton (left, in vehicle), outgoing commander, 311th SC(T), and Maj. Gen. Lawrence Brock (right, in vehicle), incoming commander, 311th SC(T), at historic Palm Circle, here, May 28.

Brig. Gen. Janice Haigler (left), deputy commander, 311th Signal Command (Theater), and commander of troops for the 311th SC(T) change of command ceremony, prepares to conduct an inspection of troops before Maj. Gen. James Walton (left, in vehicle), outgoing commander, 311th SC(T), and Maj. Gen. Lawrence Brock (right, in vehicle), incoming commander, 311th SC(T), at historic Palm Circle, here, May 28.

“While change is constant in our line of work, the one thing that remains the same is the dedication of our excellent and dynamic team of Soldiers and civilians to achieve our vast mission throughout the Pacific region,” Walton said.
Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander, USARPAC, hosted the ceremony. The Tropic Lightning Band provided musical accompaniment and a quartet from the 9th Mission Readiness Command performed the national anthem.

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