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The outgoing commander of 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Maj. Gen. David Wilson, transfers command to Brig. Gen. David Wilson. General Jered Helwig during a change of command ceremony at Hamilton Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on June 14, 2022. The handing over of the colors ensured that the 8th TSC and its Soldiers are never without official leadership, a continuation of the trust and also a sign one Loyalty of soldiers to the commander of their unit.
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The outgoing commander of 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Maj. Gen. David Wilson, transfers command to Brig. Gen. David Wilson. General Jered Helwig during a change of command ceremony at Hamilton Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on June 14, 2022. The handing over of the colors ensured that the 8th TSC and its Soldiers are never without official leadership, a continuation of the trust and also a sign one Loyalty of soldiers to the commander of their unit.
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The outgoing commander of 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Maj. Gen. David Wilson, transfers command to Brig. Gen. David Wilson. General Jered Helwig during a change of command ceremony at Hamilton Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on June 14, 2022. The handing over of the colors ensured that the 8th TSC and its Soldiers are never without official leadership, a continuation of the trust and also a sign one Loyalty of soldiers to the commander of their unit.
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Schofield Barracks, Hawaii — Brig. Gen. Gen. Jered Helwig assumed command of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command on the Army’s 247th birthday during a change of command ceremony June 14 at Hamilton Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Helwig took over his duties as commanding general from Major General David Wilson. Gen. Charles Flynn, commanding general, US Army Pacific Command, presided over the ceremony.

“Gene. Flynn, I truly appreciate your trust in me and the opportunity to command,” Helwig said. “I look forward to taking command and working with a great team on such a critical mission. We are honored to join this team at such a momentous time.”

The 8th TSC is the U.S. Army’s lead logistics organization in the Indo-Pacific area of ​​responsibility and is responsible for conducting theater opening, theater distribution, and theater preservation throughout the region. In addition, the 8th TSC is responsible for maintaining the joint forces in the largest theater of operations, providing Army mission command and joint operational maintenance to enable operational reach, ensure freedom of action, and extend operational endurance for maneuvering elements . The organization integrates and synchronizes strategic support capabilities for the U.S. Army’s Pacific Theater Army to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific.

During the ceremony, Flynn explained that Helwig’s new position has given him a sense of security knowing that one of the best in the business will again be taking on such a crucial leadership role.

“Jered, I know service is something you and your family value very much,” Flynn said. “You have accomplished a great deal during your career in the Army, but I just want to say that there is no greater privilege than command.”

Over the past 50 years, supply operations throughout the Pacific have continued to be a strategic advantage for the Army, the combined forces, and partners and allies in the region.

“We are excited for the opportunity to serve the Joint Force and Theater Army as we build readiness, set conditions and support the fight in the vast area of ​​responsibility,” said Helwig. “We are committed to building a diverse team capable of addressing challenges, anticipating requirements and driving change within the theater and within the largest sustainability company.”

During his tenure, Helwig stated that he would continue to support the Joint Forces by conducting supply operations throughout the Pacific region.

“I want to build a support network for the Joint Forces and Theater Army, enabled by leaders empowered to be creative and independent,” said Helwig.

During her tenure, Helwig’s priority is to ensure that 8th TSC supporters continue to build relationships with the Joint Force and with partners and allies to set conditions and enable a readiness that supports and develops strategic solutions to sustainment operations.

“I like to hear multiple perspectives and strive to be approachable,” said Helwig. “I am action-oriented and like to do things to understand them. I like to hear new ideas and approaches to problems.”

The 8th TSC is made up of Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and contractors covering 167 different skills with 35 unique abilities including Military Police, Ordnance Disposal, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Radiology & Nuclear, Army Divers, Army Nautical Vehicle Systems, Military Working Dogs as well as all military occupational specialties of the army.

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