Signaleers bid Haigler fond aloha

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Brig. Gen. Janice Haigler stands to be recognized during the annual Signal Corps Regimental Ball at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Sept. 5.

Former 311th SC(T) deputy commander, Brig. Gen. Janice Haigler, stands to be recognized during the annual Signal Corps Regimental Ball at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Sept. 5.

Liana Kim
311th Signal Command (Theater)

FORT SHAFTER — After three years of 12-hour flights to the most remote island chain on the planet for Army Reserve duty, Brig. Gen. Janice Haigler, former deputy commander, 311th Signal Command (Theater), now embraces a nine-hour drive and Washington beltway traffic.

Haigler reported for her new assignment as director of cyber security, Office of the Army Chief Information Officer, Sept. 8.

“One of the accomplishments for which I’m most proud of the 311th is that we have consistently rated at, or near the top, of every measurable U.S. Army Reserve readiness metric,” Haigler said, in reflection on the highlights of her three-year tenure with the 311th.

The 311th team hosted an evening social for Haigler at the Officer’s Club on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Saturday. The 311th unit teams came forward and presented Haigler with lei, gifts and words of thanks for her proactive, hands-on approach to leadership.

“(Haigler) serves as an impeccable example for us all, in balancing one’s Army Reserve duties with a demanding and successful civilian position, which is not one, but two, huge responsibilities,” Maj. Gen. Lawrence W. Brock III, commander, 311th SC(T), told Haigler.

Haigler’s career to date is hallmarked by her service to the Signal community, and as a leader at the joint and multinational level, Brock said.

“She has given unfailing support to the exercises and operations we support throughout the Pacific and the world. She provided the oversight and command emphasis to ensure improvement of our readiness posture,” said Brock, “and, when called upon, embodied that physical presence, the boots on the ground needed to help cement and strengthen relationships between the U.S. and our regional partners.”

Brock directly addressed Haigler in his closing comments.

“You applied your knowledge gained from nearly 30 years in the Signal Corps to build on the strengths of our dynamic team of Soldiers and civilians, and made a positive impact on our communities throughout the Pacific, the Signal Regiment and the Army,” Brock said.

“The 311th is an amazing organization, and I remain in awe of all you do for the Army and the nation,” Haigler said at her farewell social. “Many thanks for allowing me a small part in this great unit. I am humbled and honored to have had the opportunity to serve with you.”

For her exceptional support since 2011, the 311th SC(T) command team of Brock and Command Sgt. Maj. Darris Curry presented Haigler with the Legion of Merit Award during a Joint Communicators Forum in the Mission Training Complex, Schofield Barracks, during Signal Week, Sept. 2-5.

Haigler was also recognized at the annual Signal Corps Regimental Ball, Sept. 5, before about 800 signaleers and their spouses celebrating the 154th birthday of the Signal Corps.

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