‘Premier Paymasters’ return from Operation Inherent Resolve

| February 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Maj. Juan Suero (right), 175th FMSC, 8th TSC, is welcomed home by Command Sgt. Maj. Binford and Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman, commander, 8th TSC, Feb. 10.  The 175th redeployed from the Central Command area of responsibility from Afghanistan. While downrange, the unit accomplished many achievements, including winning three higher command NCO/Soldier of the Month boards.

Maj. Juan Suero (right), 175th FMSC, 8th TSC, is welcomed home by Command Sgt. Maj. Binford and Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman, commander, 8th TSC, Feb. 10. The 175th redeployed from the Central Command area of responsibility from Afghanistan. While downrange, the unit accomplished many achievements, including winning three higher command NCO/Soldier of the Month boards.

 

Story and photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

FORT SHAFTER — Soldiers from the 175th Financial Management Support Center, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, were welcomed back from their nine-month deployment, Feb. 10, at Richardson Theater, here.

Thirty Soldiers deployed in May 2015 to support U.S. Central Command during Operation Inherent Resolve. Their primary mission was to provide technical oversight to all theater financial management units while serving as the principle advisor to the 1st TSC commander and U.S. Army Central (ARCENT) on all financial management operations.

Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III, commander of 8th Theater Sustainment Command, speaks to the Soldiers and families of 175th Financial Management Support Center, who have just returned from their deployment to the Central Command area of responsibilities February 10 at Richardson Theater, Fort Shafter, Hawaii. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, 8th TSC Public Affairs/RELEASED)

Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III, commander, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, addresses the Soldiers and families of 175th FMSC, Feb. 10.

“It was excellent,” said Col. Karen S. Hanson, the director of the 175th FMSC. “We made magic for everybody we came in contact with. Everybody had a great attitude; we had no discipline issues.”

Additionally, the 175th FMSC was tasked with advising commanders on employment, integration, direction and control of their financial management forces for the accomplishment of assigned missions, conducting policy development, and planning and prioritization for all theater financial management operations.

“These battle-tested financial management warriors have demonstrated the critical role they play in budgeting, funding, cost management and accounting,” said Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III, commander, 8th TSC. “Through the innovative programs and processes they instituted and expanded across the theater, they demonstrated their adaptability and commitment to building on the success of their predecessors and leaving their foxhole better than how they found it.”

Some of the unit’s accomplishments while deployed were strengthening controls to guard against EagleCash fraud, working with Army/Air Force Exchange Service on pilot mobile kiosks in austere locations in Iraq, transferring $1.6 million to support the U.S. Embassy cashier in Baghdad, and coordinating with Defense Finance and Accounting Services to establish a website to start a savings deposit program.

“I shared with you how confident I was that you ‘Premier Paymasters’ would support and serve with honor, that you’d continue your unit’s tradition of demonstrating professionalism, readiness and showing us all what right looks like,” Dorman said. “I couldn’t be prouder of each of you.”

Aside from their mission, the Soldiers also accomplished many achievements at both the individual and unit levels, including maintaining a unit Army Physical Fitness Test average of 278, winning three higher command Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Month boards and a Soldier of the Year board, having an ARCENT Sgt. Audie Murphy Chapter president in their ranks, and being recognized as the unit with the most heart during the Tin Man Competition.

“Ladies and gentlemen, we truly are looking at a formation of premier Soldiers,” Dorman said. “They’ve done us all proud!”

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