Lightning 9 signs off at Flying V ceremony

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
Outgoing Deputy Commanding General -- Support Brig. Gen. Patrick E. Matlock gives his thanks and farewells to the Tropic Lighting Ohana during a flying "V" ceremony June 16. (Photo by Sgt. Ian Morales, 25th ID Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)

Brig. Gen. Patrick E. Matlock gives his thanks and farewells to the Tropic Lighting ohana during a Flying V ceremony, June 16.

Story and photo by Sgt. Ian Morales
25th Infantry Division Public Affairs

 

 

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The Tropic Lightning ohana bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Patrick E. Matlock during a Flying V ceremony held on Weyand field, here, June 17.

Matlock served as the deputy commanding general–Support for the 25th Infantry Division, leading development of training and readiness operations since June 2015.

“Fortunately for this division in walked Brig. Gen. Matlock and he arrived ready to take on the roll of DCG-S,” said Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn, commander, 25th ID. “He’s made an incredible impact on our formation, our readiness and sustainability.”

During the past year, the 25th ID accomplished much including Pacific Pathways and restructuring a Stryker brigade into an infantry brigade all while supporting training and partnership operations worldwide.

“Brig. Gen. Matlock is in it for the unit, he was in it for the mission and he was in it for what the commander needed,” Flynn said. “He takes care of his Soldiers. Sacrifice is his middle name.”

Matlock had the experience to meet the challenges after serving at his previous assignment as the deputy director for operations at the National Joint Operations Intelligence Center.

“The best part about serving in the Pacific is the extraordinarily capable leadership teams within all the general officer commands,” Matlock said.

The Matlock family looks forward to their next assignment in Washington, where Matlock will take over as the director of training at the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff.

Outgoing Deputy Commanding General -- Support Brig. Gen. Patrick E. Matlock stands with his wife Jacqueline Matlock after receiving honors for their time at the 25th Infantry Division during a flying "V" ceremony June 16. (Photo by Sgt. Ian Morales, 25th ID Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)

Outgoing Deputy Commanding General — Support Brig. Gen. Patrick E. Matlock stands with his wife Jacqueline Matlock after receiving honors for their time at the 25th Infantry Division during a flying “V” ceremony June 16. (Photo by Sgt. Ian Morales, 25th ID Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)

 

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