Police Call, June 17, 2016: ‘Watchdogs’ change leadership

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Col. Shannon-Mikal Lucas (left), accepts command and the 8th Military Police BrigadeÕs colors from Maj. Gen. Edward Dorman III, commanding general, 8th Theater Sustainment Command. Lucas assumed responsibility of 8th MP Bde. during the brigadeÕs change of command and change of responsibility ceremony, June 8.

Col. Shannon-Mikal Lucas (left), accepts command and the 8th Military Police Brigade’s colors from Maj. Gen. Edward Dorman III, commander, 8th TSC. Lucas assumed responsibility of 8th MP Bde. during the brigade’s change of command and change of responsibility ceremony, June 8.

 

Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Taresha Hill
8th Military Police Brigade Public Affairs
8th Theater Sustainment Command

 

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Soldiers, families and friends of the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, gathered together at Hamilton Field, here, for a change of command and change of responsibility ceremony, June 8.

The dual ceremony marked a change in leadership for the “Watchdog Brigade” after Col. Shannon-Mikal Lucas, commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa Duncan, senior enlisted adviser, accepted the mantle of leadership as the brigade’s new command team.

Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa Duncan, accepts responsibility and the 8th Military Police BrigadeÕs colors from Col. Shannon-Mikal Lucas, commander, 8th MP Bde. Duncan assumed responsibility as the brigadeÕs senior enlisted advisor during a change of command and change of responsibility ceremony, June 8.

Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa Duncan accepts responsibility and the 8th Military Police Brigade’s colors from Col. Shannon-Mikal Lucas, commander, 8th MP Bde. Duncan assumed responsibility as the brigade’s senior enlisted advisor during a change of responsibility ceremony, June 8.

“When I go to war or harm’s way again, I want to serve with men and women just like you,” said Col. Duane Miller, outgoing Watchdog commander, about his Soldiers. “I trust you with my life.”

Maj. Gen. Edward Dorman III, commander, 8th TSC, said the ceremony was not only about the transition of leadership, but about the 93,000 Soldiers, families and civilians the commander serves. He thanked Miller for his tireless dedication and focus on Soldiers, Families and the broader community as the director of emergency services.

“The Army will be benefitting from his legacy for decades to come,” Dorman said. “I know you will bring the same passion, purpose and direction as the adviser to the Afghan Minister of the Interior.”

Lucas, an Akron, Ohio native, is no stranger to Hawaii or U.S. Army-Pacific, having served nearly eight years here at various times throughout his Army career. In fact, Lucas brings a plethora of knowledge and leadership to the Watchdog Brigade and community, with his most recent command as the director, operational protection director, and Army Service Component Command provost marshal, USARPAC, at Fort Shafter.

“His vast knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region will no doubt be a tremendous asset to the command,” Dorman said.

Dorman also praised Duncan and the experience she brings to the brigade.

“Your record speaks for itself and it’s a great honor for you to join Col. Lucas in leading this great brigade of proud Watchdogs,” said Dorman.

During the ceremony, Lucas thanked Dorman and Miller for their mentorship and guidance and said that he and Duncan look forward to assisting, protecting and serving with the Watchdog Brigade.

“It is a privilege to be a part of this outstanding team of Soldiers, families and civilians,” said Lucas. “It is a privilege that neither of us take lightly.”

Col. Shannon-Mikal Lucas, commander, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, salutes the flag during the brigadeÕs change of command and change of responsibility ceremony, June 8.

Col. Shannon-Mikal Lucas, commander, 8th MP Bde., salutes the flag during the brigade’s combined change of command and change of responsibility ceremony, June 8.

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