• FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii " Col. Robert Ulses, the new assistant chief of staff for the U.S. Army Pacific delivers his welcoming speech during a Flying V welcoming ceremony held at Palm Circle, Nov. 15. A Flying V is named after the V shape in which the colors are posted during the ceremony. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle J. Richardson, USARPAC PAO).

    Ulsys welcomed to USARPAC with Flying V Ceremony

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii " Col. Robert Ulses, the new assistant chief of staff for the U.S. Army Pacific delivers his welcoming speech during a Flying V welcoming ceremony held at Palm Circle, Nov. 15. A Flying V is named after the V shape in which the...

  • FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii " General Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general, addresses Palm Circle at an official Flying V ceremony welcoming Col. (promotable) Robert Ulses, the new assistant chief of staff for USARPAC, Nov. 15. A Flying V is named after the V shape in which the colors are posted during the ceremony. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle J. Richardson, USARPAC PAO).

    Ulsys welcomed to USARPAC with Flying V Ceremony

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii " General Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general, addresses Palm Circle at an official Flying V ceremony welcoming Col. (promotable) Robert Ulses, the new assistant chief of staff for USARPAC, Nov. 15. A Flying V...

  • FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii " Col. Michael Anastasia, the commander for the troops, presents the colors to Col. Robert Ulses, the new assistant chief of staff for the U.S. Army Pacific during a Flying V welcoming ceremony held at Palm Circle, Nov. 15. Ulses was born in Hawaii and returns to the island with his wife and three children. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle J. Richardson, USARPAC PAO).

    Ulsys welcomed to USARPAC with Flying V Ceremony

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii " Col. Michael Anastasia, the commander for the troops, presents the colors to Col. Robert Ulses, the new assistant chief of staff for the U.S. Army Pacific during a Flying V welcoming ceremony held at Palm Circle, Nov. 15. Ulses...

  • FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii " Col. Robert Ulses, the new assistant chief of staff for the U.S. Army Pacific delivers his welcoming speech during a Flying V welcoming ceremony held at Palm Circle, Nov. 15. A Flying V is named after the V shape in which the colors are posted during the ceremony. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle J. Richardson, USARPAC PAO).

    Ulsys welcomed to USARPAC with Flying V Ceremony

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii " Col. Robert Ulses, the new assistant chief of staff for the U.S. Army Pacific delivers his welcoming speech during a Flying V welcoming ceremony held at Palm Circle, Nov. 15. A Flying V is named after the V shape in which the...

  • FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Leaders, Soldiers and Families vow their heads during the invocation at a Flying V ceremony Nov. 15. Col. Robert Ulses, the new assistant chief of staff for the U.S. Army Pacific was welcomed during the morning's ceremony. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle J. Richardson, USARPAC PAO).

    Ulsys welcomed to USARPAC with Flying V Ceremony

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Leaders, Soldiers and Families vow their heads during the invocation at a Flying V ceremony Nov. 15. Col. Robert Ulses, the new assistant chief of staff for the U.S. Army Pacific was welcomed during the morning's ceremony. (U.S...

  • FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii " Soldiers from various elements in the U.S. Army Pacific display their respective guideons during a Flying V welcoming ceremony held at Palm Circle, Nov. 15. Col. Robert Ulses, the new assistant chief of staff for the U.S. Army Pacific was welcomed during the morning's ceremony. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle J. Richardson, USARPAC PAO).

    Ulsys welcomed to USARPAC with Flying V Ceremony

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii " Soldiers from various elements in the U.S. Army Pacific display their respective guideons during a Flying V welcoming ceremony held at Palm Circle, Nov. 15. Col. Robert Ulses, the new assistant chief of staff for the U.S. Army...

  • FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii " Col. Michael Anastasia, the commander for the troops, stands at parade rest with the troops during a Flying V welcoming ceremony held at Palm Circle, Nov. 15. Col. Robert Ulses, the new assistant chief of staff for the U.S. Army Pacific was welcomed during the morning's ceremony. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle J. Richardson, USARPAC PAO).

    Ulsys welcomed to USARPAC with Flying V Ceremony

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii " Col. Michael Anastasia, the commander for the troops, stands at parade rest with the troops during a Flying V welcoming ceremony held at Palm Circle, Nov. 15. Col. Robert Ulses, the new assistant chief of staff for the U.S. Army...

  • FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii " General Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army, Pacific commanding general (right) and Col. (promotable) Robert Ulses, the new assistant chief of staff for the U.S. Army Pacific survey historic Palm Circle during a Flying V welcoming ceremony held at Palm Circle, Nov. 15. A Flying V is named after the V shape in which the colors are posted during the ceremony. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle J. Richardson, USARPAC PAO).

    Ulsys welcomed to USARPAC with Flying V Ceremony

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii " General Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army, Pacific commanding general (right) and Col. (promotable) Robert Ulses, the new assistant chief of staff for the U.S. Army Pacific survey historic Palm Circle during a Flying V welcoming...

  • FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii " Col. Michael Anastasia, the commander for the troops, stands at parade rest with the troops during a Flying V welcoming ceremony held at Palm Circle, Nov. 15. Col. Robert Ulses, the new assistant chief of staff for the U.S. Army Pacific was welcomed during the morning's ceremony. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle J. Richardson, USARPAC PAO).

    Ulsys welcomed to USARPAC with Flying V Ceremony

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii " Col. Michael Anastasia, the commander for the troops, stands at parade rest with the troops during a Flying V welcoming ceremony held at Palm Circle, Nov. 15. Col. Robert Ulses, the new assistant chief of staff for the U.S. Army...

  • FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii " General Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army, Pacific commanding general (left) and Col. (promotable) Robert Ulses, the new assistant chief of staff for the U.S. Army Pacific, survey historic Palm Circle during a Flying V welcoming ceremony held at Palm Circle, Nov. 15. A Flying V is named after the V shape in which the colors are posted during the ceremony. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle J. Richardson, USARPAC PAO)

    Ulsys welcomed to USARPAC with Flying V Ceremony

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii " General Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army, Pacific commanding general (left) and Col. (promotable) Robert Ulses, the new assistant chief of staff for the U.S. Army Pacific, survey historic Palm Circle during a Flying V welcoming...

  • FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii " Soldiers from various elements in the U.S. Army Pacific lower their respective guideons to the position of attention during a Flying V welcoming ceremony held at Palm Circle, Nov. 15. Col. Robert Ulses, the new assistant chief of staff for the U.S. Army Pacific was welcomed during the morning's ceremony. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle J. Richardson, USARPAC PAO).

    Ulsys welcomed to USARPAC with Flying V Ceremony

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii " Soldiers from various elements in the U.S. Army Pacific lower their respective guideons to the position of attention during a Flying V welcoming ceremony held at Palm Circle, Nov. 15. Col. Robert Ulses, the new assistant chief of...

FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Colonel (Promotable) Robert J. Ulses was welcomed as the Assistant Chief of Staff of Operations, U.S. Army-Pacific, during a Flying V ceremony at Palm Circle, here, November 15.
The ceremony was officiated by USARPAC Commanding General, Gen. Vincent K. Brooks.
Ulses was joined by wife Kathy Ulses and son 1st Lt. Brian Ulses and daughter-in-law Valerie Ulses, who were presented with leis as a welcome to the USARPAC. Brooks welcomed Ulses and his family for his third time to Hawaii, although the first time, according to Brooks, was birth.
"(Col.) Rob Ulses was born here at Tripler Army Medical Center, then two of his three children were born here when he was previously stationed here, so he is no stranger to the One Team Ohana in which he is welcomed today," said Brooks. "He has extensive operations experience as a combat aviator and as a staff officer at a joint staff and at Army headquarters."
According to Brooks, this welcome is part of series of changes which reflects the command's move to a four star command, which includes upgrading the position of the assistant chief of staff of operations position from a colonel to a brigadier general.
Ulses expressed his pride in joining the USARPAC team, and his honor at officially receiving his new position during the ceremony.
"I look forward to working closely with the staff of the United States Army Pacific and within the Pacific Command and all service components of the Pacific," said Ulses. "Right now we are working on typhoon relief and it's just another example of what working together to get the job done can do."
Currently a joint effort by U.S. military to assist those in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan as part of Operation Damayan.
"The response to the disaster in the Philippines is being led by Rob here and that's just one example of the action he has already taken," said Brooks. "The Army made a great choice in assigning [Ulses] here during this pivotal period, focusing on the rebalance towards the Asia Pacific region."
The Flying V ceremony traditionally welcomes or honors senior Army officials when they assume duties or depart from an Army command. The name, Flying V, refers to the way the colors are posted during the ceremony, which is V-shaped.
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