Human Resources Command cases colors for move to Fort Knox
June 17, 2010
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Army News Service, June 17, 2010) -- The Army Human Resources Command (HRC) in Alexandria cased its colors on June 16 in preparation of the command's move to Fort Knox, Ky.
The organization's move will combine the current HRC locations from Alexandria, Indianapolis and St. Louis into one central site. The move will also provide the command's first opportunity to establish itself as a premiere organization on a military installation.
"The mission right now is to continue to maintain readiness of the Army, professional development of our Soldiers, and take care of Soldiers and their families as we go through this transition over the next couple of months to make sure that the same support the field expects and has gotten over the years is undiminished," said Maj. Gen. Sean Byrne, HRC commander.
HRC's colors include the unit crest and three Army Superior Unit Awards that honor the command. Throughout Army history, a unit's colors have served as the rally point for a given command.
"I wanted it to be the right representation for the command," said Master Sgt. Shawn Tully, who created the slideshow and presented the ceremony's welcome speech, as well as a walk-through of the history of AHRC since its early beginnings in 1973.
"I couldn't be more proud!" said Command Sgt. Maj. John F. Gathers. "I'm very proud of all the NCOs assigned to HRC. If I could, I would like to thank them all for everything they do and everyday that they do it."
The colors are expected to be uncased at Fort Knox on June 25.