8th TSC changes command, welcomes Davidson, says goodbye to Dorman

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Maj. Gen. Susan Davidson, the incoming commander of 8th Theater Sustainment Command, receives the 8th TSC guidon from Gen. Robert Brown, commander of U.S. Army Pacific, during the 8th TSC Change of Command ceremony July 8 at Hamilton Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Taresha Hill, 8th MP Brigade Public Affairs/RELEASED)

Maj. Gen. Susan Davidson, the incoming commander of 8th Theater Sustainment Command, receives the command’s guidon from Gen. Robert Brown, commander, USARPAC, during a change of command ceremony, July 8. Photo by Staff Sgt. Taresha Hill, 8th Military Police Brigade Public Affairs.

Sgt. Jon Heinrich
8th Theater Sustainment Command
Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Public Affairs


SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The Pacific Theater’s senior Army logistics unit changed leadership, on Hamilton Field, here.

Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III relinquished command of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command to Maj. Gen. Susan Davidson, July 8.

“With the tyranny of distance, the frequency of natural disasters and the number of places where we have Soldiers operating in any given week, logistics and sustainment of our forces is an enduring decisive operation in our theater,” said Gen. Robert Brown, commander, U.S. Army Pacific. “Over and over again, we have relied on this command and (Maj.Gen.) Ed Dorman to sustain the Army and the joint team in this expansive Indo-Asia-Pacific region, and you have never failed us.”

Dorman departs to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., where he will become the J4 director for logistics, U.S. Army Central Command.

“Davidson brings an incredible wealth of experience,” Brown continued. “She is no stranger to Hawaii, having served in several key positions in the 25th Infantry Division, as well as commanding the 599th Transportation Group, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) at Wheeler Army Airfield.”

Davidson last served as the commanding general of the SDDC at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

“In this theater, where ‘Fight Tonight’ is not a slogan, but a way of life, the troopers on the field have truly personified this thought, demonstrating daily the qualities of practical intelligence, of courage, of hardihood and endurance, and the power of devotion to this lofty ideal,” Dorman said. “Professional, responsive, engaged, mission enhancing, innovative, ensuring readiness and relevant.”

Davidson said she is glad to be back in Hawaii in support of Pacific warriors.

“To U.S. Army Pacific and to all the members of 8th TSC, I pledge to do my very best for you every minute of this amazing opportunity,” Davidson said. “I can’t wait to get started. I will not let you down.”

(Editor’s note: See the related article on this page.)


8th Theater Sustainment Command

The 8th TSC is the Pacific Theater’s senior Army logistics unit, responsible for synchronizing logistics and supply efforts for land operations throughout the vast region, and the unit’s more than 5,000 troops represent 167 different skill sets, with 35 unique capabilities, to include military police, explosive ordnance disposal, Army watercraft, dive, engineer, transportation and sustainment operations.

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