TSG sees ‘4-in-1’ change of command

| August 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Col. Twanda “Tia” Young, USAR TSG–Pacific commander, passes the Oahu Detachment guidon to the incoming detachment commander, Maj. Suzanne Rodriguez, at the “four-in-one” consolidated change-of-command ceremony at the United States Army Reserve Daniel K. Inouye Complex, July 26.

Col. Twanda “Tia” Young, USAR TSG–Pacific commander, passes the Oahu Detachment guidon to the incoming detachment commander, Maj. Suzanne Rodriguez, at the “four-in-one” consolidated change-of-command ceremony at the United States Army Reserve Daniel K. Inouye Complex, July 26.

Brian Melanephy
9th Mission Support Command Public Affairs

 

FORT SHAFTER FLATS — With the trade winds blowing strong, friends, family and fellow Soldiers witnessed an event they’d never seen before — the U.S. Army Reserve Theater Support Group-Pacific hosted a change of command for all of its detachment commanders, here.

Four commanders representing two states, two territories and a commonwealth changed command in a consolidated ceremony on the Field of Heroes at the U.S. Army Reserve Daniel K. Inouye Complex, Sunday.

Col. Twanda “Tia” Young, commander, USAR TSG-Pacific moved down the line passing detachment colors, one by one, to the four incoming commanders.

Detachment Marianas, which includes Guam and Saipan, changed command from Lt. Col. Hurel Johnson to Lt. Col. Paul Wynn; Detachment American Samoa changed from Col. Michael Seguin to Lt. Col. Clinton Seybold; Detachment Alaska switched from Lt. Col. Gary Keith to Lt. Col. Anthony Ely; and Maj. Suzanne Rodriguez assumed command of Detachment Oahu.

Young began her remarks with “aloha, talofa and hafa adai” (hello in Hawaiian, Samoan and Chamorro, respectively).

The 9th Mission Support Command is the most ethnically diverse, geographically dispersed Army Reserve Unit.

Lt. Col. Steve Lai, Commander of Troops, stands at parade rest with the color guard behind him during a consolidated change-of-command ceremony at the  United States Army Reserve Daniel K. Inouye Complex, July 26.

Lt. Col. Steve Lai, Commander of Troops, stands at parade rest with the color guard behind him during a consolidated change-of-command ceremony at the United States Army Reserve Daniel K. Inouye Complex, July 26.

“The ceremony had a very good turnout with many family and friends. It’s a great day to be a 9th MSC Soldier,” said Col. Kimo Dunn, representing the 9th MSC.

In the tradition of the Pacific Army Reserve, all four incoming commanders shared a robust meal with all involved and “talked story.”

 

TSG-Pacific

The unit history is brief: In July 2009, the Chief of the Army Reserve signed orders to establish the USAR TSG-Pacific to provide continuous and comprehensive regional human resources, facility, logistics, base operations services and support to enable the readiness of operational Army Reserve forces in the 9th MSC area of responsibility.

 

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