• Maj. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion, ASC commanding general, gives remarks during the award, retirement and retreat ceremony held June 28 on Constitution Square. (Photo by Jon Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

    Maj. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion, ASC...

    Maj. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion, ASC commanding general, gives remarks during the award, retirement and retreat ceremony held June 28 on Constitution Square. (Photo by Jon Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

  • Valerie Ruiz, a budget analyst, Resource Management, began her federal career in 1974 as a summer aide/summer hire while still in high school. Her daughter, Jovita, looks on. (Photo by Jon Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

    Valerie Ruiz, a budget analyst, Resource...

    Valerie Ruiz, a budget analyst, Resource Management, began her federal career in 1974 as a summer aide/summer hire while still in high school. Her daughter, Jovita, looks on. (Photo by Jon Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

  • Jordan Garcia, 12, daughter of Sgt. 1st Class Michael Garcia, receives the U.S. Army "Brat Award" as her mother, Kim, looks on. Garcia served as the operations noncommissioned officer-in-charge, 1916th Support Battalion, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. (Photo by Jon Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

    Jordan Garcia, 12, daughter of Sgt. 1st Class...

    Jordan Garcia, 12, daughter of Sgt. 1st Class Michael Garcia, receives the U.S. Army "Brat Award" as her mother, Kim, looks on. Garcia served as the operations noncommissioned officer-in-charge, 1916th Support Battalion, National Training Center, Fort...

  • First Sergeant Eric Evans, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, looks on as his wife, Edline, holds a retirement award as their children look on. (Photo by Jon Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

    First Sergeant Eric Evans, Headquarters and...

    First Sergeant Eric Evans, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, looks on as his wife, Edline, holds a retirement award as their children look on. (Photo by Jon Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

  • Sgt. 1st Class David Mellenthin proudly displays his Meritorious Service Medal. Mellenthin's last assignment was serving as the Unit Integrator noncommissioned officer-in-charge. (Photo by Jon Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

    Sgt. 1st Class David Mellenthin proudly...

    Sgt. 1st Class David Mellenthin proudly displays his Meritorious Service Medal. Mellenthin's last assignment was serving as the Unit Integrator noncommissioned officer-in-charge. (Photo by Jon Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

  • Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Hook, support operations noncommissioned officer, Distribution Management Center, receives congratulations as his daughter, Rylee, and Maj. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion, ASC commanding general, exchange smiles. (Photo by Jon Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

    Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Hook, support operations...

    Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Hook, support operations noncommissioned officer, Distribution Management Center, receives congratulations as his daughter, Rylee, and Maj. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion, ASC commanding general, exchange smiles. (Photo by Jon Connor...

  • Sgt. Maj. Duane Strong, commander of troops for the ceremony, stands at parade rest as the colors are prepared to be taken down during retreat. Strong serves as the Distribution Management Center sergeant major. (Photo by Jon Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

    Sgt. Maj. Duane Strong, commander of troops for...

    Sgt. Maj. Duane Strong, commander of troops for the ceremony, stands at parade rest as the colors are prepared to be taken down during retreat. Strong serves as the Distribution Management Center sergeant major. (Photo by Jon Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

  • Sgt. Maj. Duane Strong, commander of troops for the ceremony, salutes the colors during the retreat portion of the award, retirement and retreat ceremony.

    Sgt. Maj. Duane Strong, commander of troops for...

    Sgt. Maj. Duane Strong, commander of troops for the ceremony, salutes the colors during the retreat portion of the award, retirement and retreat ceremony.

  • Members of the Army Sustainment Command retreat ceremony team prepare to secure the colors. (Photo by Jon Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

    Members of the Army Sustainment Command retreat...

    Members of the Army Sustainment Command retreat ceremony team prepare to secure the colors. (Photo by Jon Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

  • Retiree Sgt. 1st Class Roxy Trice, Information Management noncommissioned officer-in-charge, sings "The Army Song" with husband, Darry, and son Ryan. Trice began her Army career in 1987. (Photo by Jon Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

    Retiree Sgt. 1st Class Roxy Trice, Information...

    Retiree Sgt. 1st Class Roxy Trice, Information Management noncommissioned officer-in-charge, sings "The Army Song" with husband, Darry, and son Ryan. Trice began her Army career in 1987. (Photo by Jon Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

  • Members of the Army Materiel Command's Brass Quintet provide music following the ceremony. (Photo by Jon Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

    Members of the Army Materiel Command's Brass...

    Members of the Army Materiel Command's Brass Quintet provide music following the ceremony. (Photo by Jon Connor, ASC Public Affairs)

The Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., bid farewell to 12 Army members during an afternoon award, retirement and retreat ceremony held June 28 on Constitution Square. The members -- nine Soldiers and three civilians -- were honored for their service to the command, the Army, and the nation.

The longest working retiree was Valerie Ruiz, a budget analyst, Resource Management, who began her federal career in 1974 as a summer aide/summer hire while still in high school. Remarks were given by Maj. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion, ASC commanding general, and Sgt. Maj. Duane Strong, Distribution Management Center, served as the commander of troops.

Those who retired include: Department of the Army civilians Lauri Lartz, Valerie Ruiz, and Cannon Peppers; Soldiers were Chief Warrant Officer 5 Douglas Workman, 1st Sgt. Eric Evans, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Garcia, Sgt. 1st Class Shannon Stout, Sgt. 1st Class David Mellenthin, Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Hook, Sgt. 1st Class Roxy Trice, Sgt. 1st Class Terry Plunkett, and Sgt. 1st Class David Hanson.

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