For Immediate Release

Contact: Tripler Public Affairs Office, 808-433-5785

Release Number 04-039

Aug. 6, 2004



Sergeant Major of the Army visits Tripler



by Spc. Myhesha D. Milton

Command Sergeant Major’s Office

Tripler Army Medical Center


HONOLULU-- The Army’s top enlisted Soldier visited Soldiers assigned to the Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center July 19.


Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, took time out to show the Army’s new combat uniform, discuss the Army Campaign Plan, and fielded questions from Soldiers from the Pacific Regional Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Commands.  Soldiers from the 9th Regional Support Command were also present.


 Preston talked about the Army’s transformation plan.


“Transformation gives predictability and stability for soldiers and their families,” Preston said. He also talked about Soldiers assigned to one duty station for 36 months and deployments being reduced to six months. Preston acknowledged past experience has proven yearlong deployments are too long.


 “We have the best Army in the world because of the training and education,” Preston said, “(And) there are a lot of other armies that try to emulate us.”  



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