• Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general of the Army Materiel Command (left), Brig. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general of the Army Sustainment Command, and his wife, Rebekah, stand at attention while orders are read promoting Wharton to the rank of major general. (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

    Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general of the Army...

    Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general of the Army Materiel Command (left), Brig. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general of the Army Sustainment Command, and his wife, Rebekah, stand at attention while orders are read promoting Wharton to the rank of major...

  • Maj. Gen. John Wharton, ASC commanding general, looks at a tray held by Sgt. Mitchell Staana with his former rank on it as his children, Katherine and John Paul, put on his new rank. (Photo by Liz Adolphi, ASC Public Affairs)

    Maj. Gen. John Wharton, ASC commanding general...

    Maj. Gen. John Wharton, ASC commanding general, looks at a tray held by Sgt. Mitchell Staana with his former rank on it as his children, Katherine and John Paul, put on his new rank. (Photo by Liz Adolphi, ASC Public Affairs)

  • Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general of AMC, administers the oath of office to Maj. Gen. John Wharton, ASC commanding general. (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

    Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general of AMC...

    Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general of AMC, administers the oath of office to Maj. Gen. John Wharton, ASC commanding general. (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

  • Command Sgt. Maj. James Spencer, ASC command sergeant major, unfurls the two-star (major general) command flag that will now replace the one-star (brigadier general) command flag. (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

    Command Sgt. Maj. James Spencer, ASC command...

    Command Sgt. Maj. James Spencer, ASC command sergeant major, unfurls the two-star (major general) command flag that will now replace the one-star (brigadier general) command flag. (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

  • Maj. Gen. John Wharton, ASC commanding general and commanding general of Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., presents remarks at his promotion ceremony June 13 at Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club. Wharton thanked the mentors in his life, his family, and the personnel at ASC for a successful career and command. (Photo by Liz Adolphi, ASC Public Affairs)

    Maj. Gen. John Wharton, ASC commanding general...

    Maj. Gen. John Wharton, ASC commanding general and commanding general of Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., presents remarks at his promotion ceremony June 13 at Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club. Wharton thanked the mentors in his life, his family, and the...

  • Maj. Gen. John Wharton presents his wife, Rebekah, with a bouquet of flowers as a symbolic gesture of his thanks for her support during his Army career. Wharton also presented a bouquet of flowers to his daughter and a card to his son. (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

    Maj. Gen. John Wharton presents his wife...

    Maj. Gen. John Wharton presents his wife, Rebekah, with a bouquet of flowers as a symbolic gesture of his thanks for her support during his Army career. Wharton also presented a bouquet of flowers to his daughter and a card to his son. (Photo by Jon...

  • The Wharton family receives congratulations from well-wishers who attended the ceremony at the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club. This receiving line was held inside the historic Quarters One at RIA. (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

    The Wharton family receives congratulations...

    The Wharton family receives congratulations from well-wishers who attended the ceremony at the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club. This receiving line was held inside the historic Quarters One at RIA. (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

  • Maj. Gen. John Wharton and his son, John Paul, enjoy spending time together in Quarters One where a reception was held for ceremony attendees. (Photo by Liz Adolphi, ASC Public Affairs)

    Maj. Gen. John Wharton and his son, John Paul...

    Maj. Gen. John Wharton and his son, John Paul, enjoy spending time together in Quarters One where a reception was held for ceremony attendees. (Photo by Liz Adolphi, ASC Public Affairs)

  • The family of newly promoted Maj. Gen. John Wharton gather during the reception at Quarters One following the promotion ceremony on June 13. (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

    The family of newly promoted Maj. Gen. John...

    The family of newly promoted Maj. Gen. John Wharton gather during the reception at Quarters One following the promotion ceremony on June 13. (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general of the Army Materiel Command, assisted in the promotion ceremony for Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general of the Army Sustainment Command and Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., June 13 at Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club.

Wharton leads a global logistics organization of nearly 70,000 military, civilian, and contractor personnel responsible for sustaining Army and Joint Forces in support of Combatant Commands.

ASC organizes, trains, and sustains a quality deployable force, while integrating materiel and services for Warfighters. ASC provides the Army with materiel readiness, strategic depth, flexibility, and power projection to meet its world-wide contingency missions. (Photo by Liz Adolphi, ASC Public Affairs)

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