25th ID bids farewell to deputy commander

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
Brig. Gen. Bryan Fenton, outgoing 25th ID deputy commander-Operations, addresses the division during a “Flying V” ceremony, June 16, on Schofield Barracks. (Staff Sgt. Tramel Garrett, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

Brig. Gen. Bryan Fenton, outgoing 25th ID deputy commander-Operations, addresses the division during a “Flying V” ceremony, June 16, on Schofield Barracks. (Staff Sgt. Tramel Garrett, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

Staff Sgt. Tramel Garrett
25th Infantry Division Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — It was a beautiful Hawaiian day as the Tropic Lightning Division bid a fond farewell to deputy commanding general-Operations Brig. Gen. Bryan Fenton and his family during a Flying V ceremony held on Weyand Field, here, June 16.

“He has been a vital asset to the Tropic Lightning team. His commitment to training, sincere leadership and his wide-open approach have inspired leaders everyday in every formation,” said Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn, commander, 25th Infantry Division. “He creates an atmosphere around him where people want to perform.”

Fenton expressed his gratitude to the division command team for their guidance, and commitment to the nation and the Pacific.

Brig. Gen. Bryan Fenton (right), 25th ID deputy commander-Operations, overlooks Weyand Field during the “Flying V” ceremony, June 16, with Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn, 25th ID commander. (Staff Sgt. Tramel Garrett, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

Brig. Gen. Bryan Fenton (right), 25th ID deputy commander-Operations, overlooks Weyand Field during the “Flying V” ceremony, June 16, with Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn, 25th ID commander. (Staff Sgt. Tramel Garrett, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

“Thank you two very much for setting the example, tone and tempo for this division. You have put the division back on the map with legendary accomplishments,” Fenton said.

Fenton describes the division’s achievements with a Benjamin Franklin quote: “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

“I can report to you the 25th ID does that everyday,” Fenton said.

Fenton was very honored to serve on the division staff and wanted to thank the numerous service members, civilians and family members for their duty and sacrifice.

“To the 12,000 plus personnel in this division, you are the face of good. You are the face of the U.S. commitment to our allies, our partners and our friends,” Fenton said. “At the same time, you’re also the face that strikes fear in the heart of our enemies.”

Fenton will continue his work in Hawaii with U.S. Army-Pacific.

Humbled by the division’s support, Fenton vowed to continue to support it as much as he could and never forget he is an alumnus.

“We will try to repay that debt by always exemplifying the credible, disciplined and reliable spirit of the Tropic Lightning Team,” Fenton said.

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