HAWAII ARMY NATIONAL GUARD CONDUCTS CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONYPosted on Oct 15, 2017 in FY2017, In The News, News Release
#2017-013 Oct. 15, 2017
For Immediate Release
HAWAII ARMY NATIONAL GUARD CONDUCTS CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY
WAHIAWA, HI- The Hawaii Army National Guard (HIARNG) conducted a change of command ceremony at Wheeler Army Air Field this afternoon, as Brig. Gen. Keith Y. Tamashiro relinquished command to Brig. Gen. Kenneth S. Hara. Hara will serve as HIARNG Commander, militarily, and will continue in his full-time capacity as Deputy Adjutant General for the State of Hawaii. “I have followed General Tamashiro throughout my career– this being the second command I have the honor to take over after him”, said Hara. “We set high standards and expect the Soldiers to follow the standards and always follow through. I want to thank everyone who came out today and everyone who has supported General Tamashiro and myself through this transition”.
Previous assignments for Hara include: Chief of Joint Staff, Joint Forces Headquarters and Commander, 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Hara is a veteran of military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Previous assignments for Tamashiro include: Assistant Adjutant General Army, Hawaii National Guard; Director of the Joint Staff, Hawaii National Guard; and Commander, Headquarters, 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Tamashiro deployed with the 29th IBCT to Iraq in 2005.
Video and still images of the ceremony will be posted to DVIDS.
Lt. Col. Charles Anthony
Public Affairs Officer