U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) paid tribute to its outgoing Chief of Staff today with a Flying V Ceremony at Fort Shafter's Palm Circle. At the same ceremony, the incoming Chief of Staff, Col. Lewis F. Setliff, III was recognized.

Col. Arthur T. Ball has served as USARPAC's Chief of Staff since June 1, 2008. He will now assume duties as the Pacific Command's Deputy Chief of Staff.

Col. Ball is a 1982 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and holds a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Prior to becoming USARPAC's Chief of Staff, Col. Ball was the commander of the 25th Infantry Division's Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) at Schofield Barracks.

Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, USARPAC commanding general, said that Col. Ball performed magnificently as Chief of Staff. "His work ethic is renowned throughout the staff," Lt. Gen. Mixon said. "His dedication has left a positive impact on USARPAC's readiness."

Col. Ball said that his tenure at USARPAC presented him with a unique set of opportunities. "My service at USARPAC and with its Soldiers and civilian employees has been rewarding," Col. Ball said.

In regards to his successor, Col. Ball said, "It's rewarding and comforting to pass my responsibilities to a competent Soldier, a classmate and friend."

The incoming Chief of Staff, Col. Lewis F. Setliff, III will assume his new duties immediately. His previous assignment was as Chief of Staff for 8th Army in Korea.

Col. Setliff is a 1982 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy. He holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering Science from the University of Florida.

Col. Setliff said he is looking forward to his new assignment. "I'm really excited to be a part of the USARPAC Team," he said.

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