USARPAC bids farewell to Ulses, welcomes Fenton

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
Brig. Gen. Robert J. Ulses (left), outgoing assistant chief of staff of operations, USARPAC, and Brig. Gen. Bryan P. Fenton, incoming assistant chief of staff of operations, deliver their speeches during a Flying  V ceremony at Fort Shafter.

Brig. Gen. Robert J. Ulses (left), outgoing assistant chief of staff of operations, USARPAC, and Brig. Gen. Bryan P. Fenton, incoming assistant chief of staff of operations, deliver their speeches during a Flying V ceremony at Fort Shafter.

 

Staff Sgt. Christopher McCullough
U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs

FORT SHAFTER — Brig. Gen. Robert J. Ulses, outgoing assistant chief of staff of operations, U.S. Army-Pacific, and Brig. Gen. Bryan P. Fenton, incoming assistant chief of staff of operations, were honored during a Flying V ceremony, July 1.

Command teams and organizational colors representing 15 subordinate and theater-enabling commands were present on Palm Circle, here.

Ulses departs USARPAC after 21-months of distinguished service for Joint Base Lewis-McChord the 7th Infantry Division, where he will assume the duties of deputy commanding general, I Corps.

Ulses, with 30 years of active duty, has been with USARPAC since 2013 as assistant chief of staff of operations.

“Rob Ulses was the first general chosen to fulfill that position (after USARPAC was elevated to a four-star command),” said Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander, USARPAC. “So, in many ways, today is the end of the first round of this new history that we are experiencing in U.S. Army-Pacific with a general officer in G-3 now being replaced for the first time by another general officer, Brig. Gen. Bryan Fenton.”

Gen. Vincent K. Brooks (left), USARPAC commander; Brig. Gen. Robert J. Ulses (center), outgoing assistant chief of staff of operations; and Brig. Gen. Bryan P. Fenton, incoming assistant chief of staff of operations, salute the American flag during the playing of the national anthem at a Flying V ceremony at Fort Shafter.

(From left) Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, USARPAC commander; Brig. Gen. Robert J. Ulses, outgoing assistant chief of staff of operations; and Brig. Gen. Bryan P. Fenton, incoming assistant chief of staff of operations, salute the American flag during the playing of the national anthem at a Flying V ceremony at Fort Shafter.

Brooks noted that Ulses will be staying in the USARPAC theater.

“They’re going to head off to 7th Infantry Division‚ another famous Pacific division, where Rob will become the deputy commanding general,” Brooks said. “They will be lucky to have him, and we’ll be lucky that his role is still going to be impacting our activities and our operations in the Pacific.”

“It’s been a leadership lab under (Brooks’) tutelage, full of initiatives and innovation,” said Ulses. “He’s truly established a One Team atmosphere and attitude here in the Pacific.”

Fenton, Ulses’ replacement, comes to USARPAC from the 25th ID at Schofield Barracks, where he was the deputy commanding general of operations.

“This is another proven combat leader with extraordinary experiences over 28 years that he now brings to this USARPAC (family). If you can imagine it, Bryan Fenton has been there and done it,” Brooks said. “Simply put, Bryan Fenton is the right general at the right time with the right skills to move us forward, and we know he’ll do that.”

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