Pacific finance Soldiers set to deploy for Kuwait mission

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
The 8th Theater Sustainment Command Soldiers pay their respects to the colors during the playing of the national anthem during the 175th Financial Management Support Center, 8th Theater Sustainment Command deployment ceremony at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, May 13, 2015. The 175th is deploying to Kuwait in support of Operation Inherent Resolve where they will provide financial management operations in terms of banking currency, procurement, support, dispersing and economic development support for the 1st Theater Sustainment Command.

The 8th Theater Sustainment Command Soldiers pay their respects to the colors during the playing of the national anthem during the 175th Financial Management Support Center, 8th Theater Sustainment Command deployment ceremony at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, May 13, 2015. The 175th is deploying to Kuwait in support of Operation Inherent Resolve where they will provide financial management operations in terms of banking currency, procurement, support, dispersing and economic development support for the 1st Theater Sustainment Command.

8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

FORT SHAFTER — Approximately 30 Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command’s 175th Financial Management Support Center were recognized during a deployment ceremony, May 13, in preparation for their upcoming departure to Kuwait where they will conduct financial management operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve.

“The 175th is going to go off and do a theater mission. They will provide financial management operations in terms of banking currency, procurement, support, dispersing and economic development,” said Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III, the 8th TSC commanding general.

Dorman said the Army is fortunate to have this premier team handling some of the things sometimes taken for granted – budgeting, funding cost management and accounting – that are critical when it comes to national resources and the American taxpayer dollars.

The 175th troops have traveled to more than three different continents and several different states over the last four months to train and prepare, including a trip to the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, Massachusetts.

The center will continue to demonstrate its ability to operate in today’s complex environment, as its rear-detachment troops take care of the Pacific mission while their fellow finance warriors are deployed forward.

“Today we show ourselves ready,” said Col. Karen Hanson, the center’s commander. “Team Hawaii is ready to serve the 8th TSC here in the Pacific, and team Kuwait is ready to go forward to support the 1st TSC in the CENTCOM (U.S. Central Command) Theater.”

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