Odierno visits commands, Soldiers throughout USARPAC

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno talks to the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's junior leaders from the Young Alaka'i group on the deck of Logistical Support Vessel-7, the Staff Sgt. Robert T. Kuroda, Feb. 12, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Odierno visited LSV-7 to discuss Army Watercraft Systems utilization, readiness/modernization, active-reserve multi-component operations, initiatives and roles in setting the theater and enabling joint, interagency, intergovernmental, multinational operations across the Pacific region. (Photo by Sgt. Erin Sherwood, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs)

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno talks to the 8th Theater Sustainment Command’s junior leaders from the Young Alaka’i group on the deck of Logistical Support Vessel-7, the Staff Sgt. Robert T. Kuroda, Feb. 12, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Odierno visited LSV-7 to discuss Army Watercraft Systems utilization, readiness/modernization, active-reserve multi-component operations, initiatives and roles in setting the theater and enabling joint, interagency, intergovernmental, multinational operations across the Pacific region. (Photo by Sgt. Erin Sherwood, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs)

Staff Sgt. Kyle Richardson
U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs

FORT SHAFTER — Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno visited with Soldiers and leaders throughout U.S. Army-Pacific on Oahu, Feb. 11-12.

Odierno met with USARPAC Commanding General Gen. Vincent K. Brooks at USARPAC’s headquarters in Richardson Hall, located on historic Palm Circle, here.

This trip marks his third trip to the Indo-Asia Pacific region since 2011.

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno  (saluting facing forward) boards the Logistical Support Vessel-7, the Staff Sgt. Robert T. Kuroda, Feb. 12, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (Photo by Sgt. Erin Sherwood, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs)

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno (saluting facing forward) boards the Logistical Support Vessel-7, the Staff Sgt. Robert T. Kuroda, Feb. 12, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (Photo by Sgt. Erin Sherwood, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs)

During the meeting, Odierno and Brooks discussed rebalance in the Indo-Asia Pacific, effects of sequestration, innovations in readiness and capabilities, as well as various other topics.

Although Odierno and Brooks talked about reducing the number of Soldiers in the Pacific, the forces in this region will still play a vital role in this region.

The Indo-Asia Pacific region stretches across 16 time zones representing more than 50 percent of the world’s population. Five of the seven U.S. Mutual Defense Agreements are held in the Pacific, along with seven of the 10 world’s largest armies.

After visiting with USARPAC, Odierno visited Soldiers and leaders from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, 9th Mission Support Command’s vessels, and 25th Infantry Division, to include the noncommissioned officer training center‚ Lightning Academy, and the Jungle Operation Training Center.

While at the 94th AAMDC, Odierno received an overview of the Integrated Air Missile Defense plan from the 94th AAMDC staff directorates and recognized several Soldiers for their achievements.

Odierno visited the piers at Hickam Air Force Base, where 9th MSC’s LSV-7, the Staff Sgt. Robert T. Kuroda, was docked.

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno deboards Logistical Support Vessel-7, the Staff Sgt. Robert T. Kuroda, Feb. 12, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. (Photo by Sgt. Erin Sherwood, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs)

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno deboards Logistical Support Vessel-7, the Staff Sgt. Robert T. Kuroda, Feb. 12, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. (Photo by Sgt. Erin Sherwood, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs)

During the visit, he discussed Army Watercraft Systems utilization, readiness/ modernization, active-reserve multi-component operations, initiatives and roles in setting the theater and enabling joint, interagency, intergovernmental, multinational operations across the Pacific region.

Odierno’s final stop took him to Schofield, where he discussed the capabilities and operability of the Tropic Lightning Soldiers in the 25th ID, received a firsthand look at jungle operations and talked to some of the future leaders at the NCO Academy.

He finished his tour with a town hall meeting where Soldiers could discuss their concerns and issues along with their family members.

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