Tropic Lightning Division welcomes Maj. Gen. Ronald Clark

| January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
The command team reviews the troops during the 25th ID change of command ceremony at Weyand Field, Schofield Barracks, Jan. 4. Standing, left to right, are Maj. Gen. Ron- ald P. Clark (incoming), Col. Richard Ullian (chief of staff), Lt. Gen. Gary J. Volesky (commander, I Corps), and Maj. Gen. Christopher Cavoli (outgoing). (Photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

The command team reviews the troops during the 25th ID change of command ceremony at Weyand Field, Schofield Barracks, Jan. 4. Standing, left to right, are Maj. Gen. Ron- ald P. Clark (incoming), Col. Richard Ullian (chief of staff), Lt. Gen. Gary J. Volesky (commander, I Corps), and Maj. Gen. Christopher Cavoli (outgoing). (Photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

Pvt. Megan Barnes
28th Public Affairs Detachment

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Soldiers, families and friends said farewell to Maj. Gen. Christopher Cavoli and welcomed Maj. Gen. Ronald P. Clark during a change of command ceremony, Jan. 4, here, at Weyand Field.

Cavoli, outgoing commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, relinquished command to Clark during the ceremony hosted by Lt. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general, I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

“Maj. Gen. Cavoli’s ability to train this division for combat has been the best I’ve seen,” said Volesky. “Chris’ ability to identify, shape, plan and execute key exercises – some with allied partners, others in the role as a unilateral Army warfighting headquarters – prepared not only his subordinate units, but his entire headquarters to be the most combat-ready division in our Army.”

Cavoli was able to strengthen partnerships across the Pacific while increasing the deployment readiness of his own troops through the Army’s regional engagement program during Pacific Pathways rotations, Volesky said.

“It has been the high point of my time in the Army, and I hope I have fulfilled my task,” Cavoli said.

Maj. Gen. Christopher Cavoli (left), Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky (center) and Maj. Gen. Ronald Clark (right) march off of Weyand Field during the 25th Infantry Division change of command Jan. 4. Volesky, I Corps commanding general, hosted the change of command. Clark returns to the division; he served as a company commander and aide-de-camp to the commanding general when he was a captain. Cavoli has been nominated for promotion and will continue his career in Europe. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Christopher Cavoli (left), Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky (center) and Maj. Gen. Ronald Clark (right) march off of Weyand Field during the 25th Infantry Division change of command Jan. 4. Volesky, I Corps commanding general, hosted the change of command. Clark returns to the division; he served as a company commander and aide-de-camp to the commanding general when he was a captain. Cavoli has been nominated for promotion and will continue his career in Europe. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

The outgoing “Lightning 6” welcomed Clark to the 25th ID by recognizing he and his wife, Simona Clark, by their reputation of being thoughtful and positive leaders.

“To the Soldiers and families of the 25th Infantry Division and U.S. Army Hawaii, it is the greatest professional honor of my life to come home to Schofield Barracks and to serve in your ranks again,” Clark said.

Soldiers, families and friends said farewell to Maj. Gen. Christopher Cavoli, outgoing commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, and welcomed Maj. Gen. Ronald "Ron" Clark, incoming commanding general, during a change of command ceremony Jan. 4 at Weyand Field.

Soldiers, families and friends said farewell to Maj. Gen. Christopher Cavoli, outgoing commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, and welcomed Maj. Gen. Ronald “Ron” Clark, incoming commanding general, during a change of command ceremony Jan. 4 at Weyand Field.

Clark is not new to the Tropic Lightning Division. He previously served as the commander of B Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Inf. Regiment, and as an aide-de-camp to the commanding general of the 25th ID.

The 25th Infantry Division Ha’a team performs during the 25th Infantry Division’s change of command ceremony at Weyand Field, Jan. 4. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ian Ives, 25th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division)

The 25th Infantry Division Ha’a team performs during the 25th Infantry Division’s change of command ceremony at Weyand Field, Jan. 4. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ian Ives, 25th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division)

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