New leader takes over U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii

Change of Command ceremony, Schofield Barracks
Change of Command ceremony, Schofield Barracks

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii has a new leader.

Col. Richard A. Fromm took over for Col. Daniel W. Whitney during a Change of Command ceremony on Weyand Field Tuesday. As garrison commander, he will be responsible for overseeing support and services to more than 98,000 service members, military families, retirees and Department of Defense civilian employees.

Col. Fromm comes to Hawaii from Kuwait, where he served as the Air and Missile Defense Division Chief for U.S. Army Central Command. This is his second assignment as a garrison commander; he has also served as the commander of U.S. Army Garrison Camp Casey in Korea.

Col. Whitney served as USAG-HI commander since July 2012. He is now heading to Afghanistan.

USAG-HI encompasses 22 Army installations in the state of Hawaii, including 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.

Col. Richard A. Fromm (left) and Col. Daniel W. Whitney
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