25th ID bids farewell to deputy commander

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
The 25th Infantry Division’s Commanding General Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn pins a legion of merit on Brig. Gen. Gary M. Brito, deputy commander-Operations, during an awards ceremony, April 1.

The 25th Infantry Division’s Commanding General Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn pins a legion of merit on Brig. Gen. Gary M. Brito, deputy commander-Operations, during an awards ceremony, April 1.

 

Staff Sgt. Tramel Garrett
25th Infantry Division Public Affairs

 

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The Tropic Lightning Division bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Gary M. Brito, outgoing 25th Infantry Division deputy commander-operations, during a “Flying V” Ceremony held on Weyand Field, here, April 1.

“He is skilled leader, talented professional, senior leader and general officer of the Tropic Lightning Division. We were fortunate to have him in our formation. His leadership made an immediate and sustained impact on the force and the Army across the Pacific,” said Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn, commander, 25th ID.

160401-A-WB605-051Brito is no stranger to training and shaping leaders, as his previous assignment was the director, Force 2025 and Beyond, U.S. Army Capabilities and Integration Center, which is used to structure the future of the Army.

“He’s a superb trainer, evenhanded and steady. His contain teaching and observations made us better at war fighting. What struck me early about Gary is he always put the needs of the division first and he thought of his Soldiers always,” Flynn said.

Brito was very grateful for the opportunity to impact Soldiers and train leaders of the Tropic lightning Division looks forward to training units all across the Army.

“Maj. Gen. Flynn, thank you for the trust. Thank you for the confidence and maneuver space that enabled me to do the job of a DCG (deputy commanding general) supporting a lethal and well trained combat ready division,” Brito said.

Brito will move on to become the commanding general of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk.

“My time here has been great. Collectively as a team we were about to improve training and combat readiness of this division,” Brito said.

“I know there will be challenges in the duties of a senior commander, and I was able to learn a lot about that from Maj. Gen. Flynn. I looking forward to that, and quite frankly, I’m looking forward to giving back,” Brito said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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