USAG MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. Army Garrison change of command, Fri, 10 a.m., Schofield Barracks

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 in Latest Department News

          WHAT: Change of Command ceremony

         WHEN: 10 a.m., Friday, June 3rd.

         WHO: U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii

WHERE: Schofield Barracks

DETAILS:  Col. Stephen E. Dawson will take leadership of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) during a Change of Command ceremony on historic Weyand Field, here, Friday at 10 a.m.

Col. Richard A. Fromm will be relinquishing command after serving as the USAG-HI commander since May 2014.  His next assignment is at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.

Dawson comes to Hawaii from Fort Gordon, Georgia, where he served as Assistant Chief of Staff, G3, for the 7th Signal Command (Theater) from January 2014 through April 2016.

As a career Signal Corps officer, he’s filled numerous command and staff assignments and deployments to Iraq to enhance communications technologies and infrastructure within the Army.

The USAG-HI encompasses 22 Army installations and sites in the state of Hawaii, to include Schofield Barracks, Fort Shafter, Tripler Army Medical Center, Fort DeRussy, Makua Military Reservation, Kahuku Training Area, Wheeler Army Airfield, Pohakuloa Training Area, and military housing areas at Helemano, Aliamanu and Red Hill. As garrison commander, Dawson will be responsible for overseeing support and services to more than 94,000 service members, military families, retirees and civilians.

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MEDIA NOTE:  Please R.S.V.P. no later than 5 p.m., Jun 1. Media should meet Army escorts at Schofield Barracks’ Lyman Gate at 9:30 a.m. For questions, please call USAG-HI Public Affairs at 656-3154 or cell 226-2706. As a reminder, media must be escorted while on Army installations.