U.S. Army-Pacific honors its Soldiers

| December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Retirees and their families join Maj. Gen. Bryan Suntheimer, U.S. Army-Pacific Deputy Commanding General National Guard (center, left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Benjamin Jones, USARPAC Command Sergeant Major (center, right) for a group photo during USARPAC’s Celebration of Service ceremony Dec. 6, 2017 on Fort Shafter. USARPAC’s Celebration of Service ceremony recognizes Soldiers for exemplary service to U.S. Army-Pacific and the nation as they get ready to transition into new careers.

Story and photos by
Staff Sgt. Justin Silvers
U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs

FORT SHAFTER — U.S. Army-Pacific Soldiers, family and friends came together at historic Palm Circle, here, to pay homage to five Soldiers during a Celebration of Service ceremony, Dec. 6.

Maj. Gen. Bryan Suntheimer, USARPAC deputy commanding general National Guard, was the host of the ceremony, and thanked the Soldiers for their combined 110 years of dedication to the nation.

“I consider it one of my highest honors to thank and celebrate the service of (these) five exceptional leaders,” said Suntheimer. “Thank you for joining me in the celebration of these great Americans. They have done what few do – sacrificing their time and love to an organization that seeks to make our world better. May God bless each of you in the next chapter of your lives.”

Maj. Gen. Bryan Suntheimer, U.S. Army-Pacific Deputy Commanding General National Guard, presents Capt. Adam Holloway (center) with the Meritorious Service Medal while his wife, Elizabeth, watches during USARPAC’s Celebration of Service ceremony Dec. 6, 2017 on Fort Shafter. USARPAC’s Celebration of Service ceremony recognizes Soldiers for exemplary service to U.S. Army-Pacific and the nation as they get ready to transition into new careers.

Suntheimer highlighted the careers of the five Soldiers over the course of the ceremony, noting their distinguished accomplishments, deployments, awards and their future ambitions.

USARPAC’s Celebration of Service ceremony recognizes Soldiers for exemplary service to USARPAC and the nation as they get ready to transition into new careers. During the ceremony, Soldiers received awards and were presented with the U.S. Flag in honor of their service to the nation.

Retirees

  • Maj. Maria Doucettperry
  • Capt. LaTrisha Granston
  • Capt. Adam Holloway
  • Sgt. 1st Class Bret Traweek
  • Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Warhawk

Maj. Gen. Bryan Suntheimer, U.S. Army-Pacific Deputy Commanding General National Guard, presents the American flag to Capt. LaTrisha Granston during USARPAC’s Celebration of Service ceremony Dec. 6, 2017 on Fort Shafter. The Celebration of Service ceremony recognizes Soldiers for exemplary service to U.S. Army-Pacific and the nation as they get ready to transition into new careers.

 

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